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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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,991 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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jenswatt
nanaimo39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The first time we went to science world, we found it interesting, so when we saw that they had changed up themes. We decided to go check it out again. Not worth it. Pricey especially for a family and not that different. A few things broken. If you want to see the new display area, you have to pay more and nit really geared to kids. We tried to make a day of it, but kids were done after only a few hours. Will not be back
Written January 27, 2020
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Paul J
Bishops Stortford, UK339 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
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.
Written July 7, 2023
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York4,185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
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.
Written July 20, 2023
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Scott M
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We had not intended on going here during our visit, but it was raining and we needed something to do with the kids (12 & 10). Parking is limited and you'll have to pay. Once inside, there are tons on activities for the kids, however I'd say that this place is meant for younger children. It's too childish for teenagers. All in all, a decent spot for a rainy day.
Written August 11, 2021
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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.

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.

Coco
Vancouver, Canada61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
I was quite happy how they are operating during this pandemic. Although some exhibitions are closed, they remain opened most of the things kids usually enjoy.

It is not packed like before pandemic so kid can play longer without lining up.
Written November 18, 2020
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Emma
Portsmouth, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We went as a family of five, me and my husband, my parents and my 3yr old son and we were all entertained and enjoyed Science World. Easy to get to via the ferries in the creek and reasonable entrance there were lots of different interactive things to do that everyone could get involved with. My son particularly enjoyed the water/ball activities and had great fun. I wish there was something like this back where I live as I would for sure get annual membership if I lived in Vancouver. Clean and spacious inside, we had a great afternoon playing.
Written April 9, 2023
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,729 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Granted there were lots of fun things to do but many auditorium seats were not available due to covid or were just broke and in disrepair. The broken ines should be switched out for the covid ones. Some exhibits were also in disrepair. We however did enjoy having a dry harbor out of the rain. A bit expensive for what was offered in exhibition space.
Written November 27, 2021
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karl s
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Guest services is rude and unhelpful.
Staff is unaware of promotion that are advertised.

Staff in the toddler’s section are not controlling the flow of people going in and out, it was way overcrowded.
From a health and safety perspective this is unacceptable.
People was going in through the exit door and staff stood by and just watched.

It definitely seems that staff need to learn how to approach people and do a course on crowd management control.
Written August 23, 2023
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