Science World
Science World
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Science MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Science World ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the latest Feature Exhibitions.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row' might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant, stylish hotspot with a view. Its youthful vibe owes to the many young families and young professionals who live there, bolstering nightlife and restaurant variety along its cobbled streets. It is the flagship neighbourhood for modern revitalization, and the It-Spot for boutique hotels and modish eats.
How to get there
  • Main St–Science World[e] • 3 min walk
  • Pacific Central Station • 6 min walk
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  • Paul J
    Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom328 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unless you have small kids this will take 45 minutes at most
    Prices are quite punchy and it’s very much for small kids. We went and quickly realised this isn’t for older kids / adults. It’s not near anything else and, whilst we enjoyed some of the less hands on exhibits, probably not worth travelling to as a destination in itself.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Robert D
    3,872 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    New use for Expo Centre
    I enjoyed my visit to Science World. It was nice to see the Expo '86 grounds put to good use. They had a temporary exhibit "Challenging the Deep" about Canadian James Cameron's deep underwater explorations. That exhibit featured both artifacts as well as short films about his exploration. (It was especially poignant as I viewed the exhibit shortly after the submersible disaster in which five people lost their lives exploring the remains of the Titanic.) Most of the permanent exhibits are hands on. These exhibits and the live science demonstrations are aimed at a younger audience. But adults can find things to explore as well.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An experience
    It is always an experience visiting a science building and Science World is no exception. We first saw it from the aquabus we took to visit Granville Island. Then we visited Science World on the return trip. Great for families.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Patty C
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional service
    I go to science world in Vancouver at least once a week and I always have amazing service but today, I received exceptional service from Mila. My granddaughter lost her very precious bunny and the lost and found desk was closed. I was running around looking for it and Mila was in the beaver room and I asked her if anyone handed in a bunny and she said no. She told me about the lost and found Downstairs and I told her it was closed. She went out of her way to help me and she checked the list and found for me. We couldn’t find it but she was so amazing with me and my granddaughter. Thank you Mila for giving exceptional service. From a very impressed nana. Patty
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 1, 2024
  • ExplorerNaresh
    Kathmandu, Nepal43 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for kids and adults
    I had visited Science center with my daughter on a winter day. The place is very comfortable inside with paid storage lockers to keep your belongings. Kids of age 8 & above can easily spend full day at this place. There are so many things to do and learn. There are somewhat very less activities for little children.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 16, 2024
  • Jason Y
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great activities-Lunch Room was Quiet
    Went with my family with two kids, 7 and 3. They had a blast. There were activities for both kids. I don’t think we saw everything within our 4-5 hours stay. There is a food for sale on the 2nd floor but nothing too health for the kids. We brought our own food and found a lunch room tucked away on the main floor. It was clean and quiet away from the main area. Overall, it was a great day.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 24, 2024
  • Travel25346533585
    893 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Science World Excitement
    Science World has an interesting mix of science. There are many interesting exhibits. We visited with our young nephews and nieces and they really enjoyed it. It is obviously a small city exhibit. Enjoy it for what it is. A good rainy day attraction.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 2, 2024
  • Sarah M
    Anderton, United Kingdom36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great rainy day activity
    We recently visited on a rainy day with our kids. Before visiting we thought it was quite pricey however once we were there it was definitely worth it. My eldest loved all the hands on activities even if she didn’t understand all the science behind it. I thought there would be nothing for my one year old but there was even a section kitted out for younger kids.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 8, 2024
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TPeyko
San Ramon, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Great place for kids, teens and adults alike! You can really spend the whole day exploring the museum, watching the presentations and learning!
Written June 20, 2024
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Shaun S
Atlanta, GA319 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
A great museum covering a variety of exhibits. Both my 11 year old and 3 year old were captivated. I couldn’t get them to leave. Definitely worth a visit when in Vancouver.
Written June 4, 2024
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Sarah M
Anderton, UK36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We recently visited on a rainy day with our kids. Before visiting we thought it was quite pricey however once we were there it was definitely worth it. My eldest loved all the hands on activities even if she didn’t understand all the science behind it. I thought there would be nothing for my one year old but there was even a section kitted out for younger kids.
Written May 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travel25346533585
893 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Science World has an interesting mix of science. There are many interesting exhibits. We visited with our young nephews and nieces and they really enjoyed it. It is obviously a small city exhibit. Enjoy it for what it is. A good rainy day attraction.
Written April 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

david r
Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
PARKING WARNING: [SW was fine]
You may be far more technically adept than me and have one of the specific apps required to park in one of the parking lots in this story, or be good at downloading stuff in the pouring rain. In which case please disregard the following.
I took grandchildren during Spring Break 2024. The Science World parking lot was full. I dropped off the grandchildren who were not prepared to deal with the rain (of course they ended by dealing with it in the external lineup) as I searched for another parking option. It turned out the parking lot across the street had a few spaces but once I was parked the sole payment station was not working. Given the weather and my brain function that day I failed to notice the parking lots have different owners, [Impark for SW, Easypark across the street], so I asked 2 different staffers at SC could I pay at the pay station closest to SW. Yes you can [not their fault, they are not well trained re: the parking wars!]. I put the parking receipt in the dash. That evening and the the next day I spent 3 hours trying to sort this out by website (very poor) and phone. TO THEIR CREDIT, when I finally reached a human being in the EasyPark tel system, he reduced the ticket to what I would have paid them had I been able to.
Written March 28, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jason Y
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Went with my family with two kids, 7 and 3. They had a blast. There were activities for both kids. I don’t think we saw everything within our 4-5 hours stay. There is a food for sale on the 2nd floor but nothing too health for the kids. We brought our own food and found a lunch room tucked away on the main floor. It was clean and quiet away from the main area. Overall, it was a great day.
Written March 24, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ExplorerNaresh
Kathmandu, Nepal43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I had visited Science center with my daughter on a winter day. The place is very comfortable inside with paid storage lockers to keep your belongings. Kids of age 8 & above can easily spend full day at this place. There are so many things to do and learn. There are somewhat very less activities for little children.
Written March 16, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patty C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
I go to science world in Vancouver at least once a week and I always have amazing service but today, I received exceptional service from Mila.
My granddaughter lost her very precious bunny and the lost and found desk was closed. I was running around looking for it and Mila was in the beaver room and I asked her if anyone handed in a bunny and she said no. She told me about the lost and found Downstairs and I told her it was closed.
She went out of her way to help me and she checked the list and found for me.
We couldn’t find it but she was so amazing with me and my granddaughter.
Thank you Mila for giving exceptional service.
From a very impressed nana.
Patty
Written February 1, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
It is always an experience visiting a science building and Science World is no exception. We first saw it from the aquabus we took to visit Granville Island. Then we visited Science World on the return trip. Great for families.
Written January 1, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christinia J
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A really fun place to go with any age! Our kids are 6-10 and there was something for everyone, including parents.
Written November 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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