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Address: 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Phone Number: 604-738-7827
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Multi-media astronomy shows in the Planetarium Star Theatre are enhanced...
Multi-media astronomy shows in the Planetarium Star Theatre are enhanced by 20-minute live demonstrations in the GroundStation Canada Theatre that keep you up-to-date on the latest space news. The Cosmic Courtyard ehibit gallery contains a real piece of moon rock you can actually touch, a J-2 Rocket Engine, artifacts and simulations. On Saturday nights you can visit the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory right next door and, if the skies are clear, you can see stars and maybe even a planet through the .5 metre Cassegrain telescope.
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small, but nice

This gallery/show was nice, but not spectacular for the cost. The planetarium is the best part, but only one show is included for the cost of admission.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Moscow, Idaho
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Moscow, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This gallery/show was nice, but not spectacular for the cost. The planetarium is the best part, but only one show is included for the cost of admission.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely building, great shows, interesting experience. Located in a lovely spot where you can a have a great beach stroll around the area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We visited 5 years ago and the exhibits look the same. I guess they don't get much funding! That said, the live shows (we went to Rocket Lab and Day in Space) were great. Day in Space was mostly showing youtube videos that we have seen from the NASA website, but the Rocket Lab show was fantastic, teaching Newtown's laws.... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The highlight is the planetarium, but other than that fairly second rate exhibits that again are leveled at younger kids/teens. Disappointing compared to other metropolis museums in America and Europe. Not something I could recommend at all.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Three museums are together. Do get a combination ticket as we did. We had to go down the street to eat, there is no restaurant on the property, just vending machines. The parking is NOT included, but Vancouver has pay parking everywhere! We went through the Space Center quickly & got into the Planetarium program. It was nice, but as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I would agree with other commenters that the museum is small and a little outdated, and most of the interactive exhibits weren't working when I was there, which was disappointing. However, I did go to one of the shows by Jonathan, on a tour of the solar system, and I thought it was really well done: funny, informative and interesting.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

but the talks were all really informative and engaging. The planetarium similarly impressive. Much of the appeal of the balance of the centre is however the interactive displays, so the children were dissappointed that many seemed not to be working. If you are really into space it might be worth researching ahead of time to plan around the planetarium show... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Unless you're going for free OR you don't care about spending too much many and you're bringing kids who don't have high expectations/care about the material (lack of), this is simply not worth the entrance fee. Half of the interactive activities were broken so the kids ending up spending most of their time playing with Lego. The movies/presentations are extra... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A space age building also located at the Maritime museum park. You can see it's very futuristic modern looking building and shape

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Staff is rude and customer service is nil. Telescope isn't even being used and the show wasn't very interesting. Needs some serious updating.

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Additional Information about HR Macmillan Space Centre

Address: 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Phone Number: 604-738-7827
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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