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Science World

1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3Z7, Canada
+1 604-443-7440
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Ranked #31 of 188 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Theaters, Children's Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Science World at TELUS World of Science ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the... more » Owner description: Science World at TELUS World of Science ignites the imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits, jaw-dropping live science shows, and the giant-screen OMNIMAX(R) Theatre. Fun for all ages, Science World is sure to jumpstart your imagination. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

As a local, I find this attraction very boring. Most of the exhibits involve you standing there and reading which for kids is not very appealing. The water dam exhibit is where kids have the most fun but has nothing to do with science and is just a very expensive play time. They have random rooms designed to make a... More

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Prince George, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Were in town for the afternoon as we were catching a cruise the next morning. Decided on this for the afternoon as we have a membership to our local science centre which gave us free admission here (which to a family of 6, is a big saving). We have 4 girls at various ages (16, 15, 5 and 3). All... More

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Cairns, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A wonderful way to spend the day. My 5 year old thoroughly enjoyed his day and it was appealing to adults too. We were able to work at our own pace and there were shows that entertained us all. Food options were a bit limited.

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england
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Most of the exhibits were broken and under going maintenance, not a great deal to do inside. Staff not helpful (bar one lovely guy in the animal/T. Rex area) and the guy in the the cafe purposely tried to short change me by hiding $5 under the counter and giving me the rest, when I challenged him he had to... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

OK, I know for most visitors to Vancouver going to a science museum is not the biggest priority. But this place is really inspiring, especially if you have kids. There's all kinds of educational but fun exhibits, from live chickens and water mechanics in the outside science park, to a giant dinosaur skeleton, beaver dam, huge wall of pipes that... More

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Aarau, Switzerland
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23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I spent a couple of hours in here on a rainy day during our visit to Vancouver. It was full of children (not exactly our cup of tea) but there was plenty to do and see for us too. We enjoyed it a lot. The entrence fee is rather steep but it all goes towards science, so... More

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Expected more for what we paid. For $92 (there were 4 of us) we got to walk around a dome for an hour and look at interactive displays that are under repair. Really disappointing when you're a science loving family too.

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Victoria
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our first time to Science World with all of our kids in tow. We managed to be in Vancouver for the free access to Science World weekend, which was an added bonus. Our kids are 5 year old twins and a 2 year old and they had a blast. We spent about 4 hours at the exhibit and... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I loved all that was there, but unfortunately it was very kid orientated so didn't stay long. I would recommend the IMAX experience though as this was very good.

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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our opinion may be totally biased, as our hometown science center badly needs a renovation. Nevertheless, my husband and I repeatedly murmured "Why can't Seattle's science center be this fresh?" during our most recent visit. We usually go once a year, as our membership makes it worthwhile. Without our membership, adults are $22. A visit here practically pays for our... More

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