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HR MacMillan Space Centre

1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
+1 604-738-7827
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Out of this World

This place is just plain amazing! As a kid I always dreamed of visiting places like this, and I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LegoDad77
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Alert, Canada
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Out of this world!

Not as good as it could be, what was on display was interesting but could have had more. The the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill W
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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 exhibit 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 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible12%
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“moon rock” (3 reviews)
“space travel” (2 reviews)
“pay admission” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is just plain amazing! As a kid I always dreamed of visiting places like this, and I was very happy to finally go to one. There are space suites, parts of rockets, and even a piece of a meteorite! I paid alittle extra...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as good as it could be, what was on display was interesting but could have had more. The the film that was on when we where there was about the Galaxy, we found it interesting and informative, not one one for very young children.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is some cool stuff here but most of it would be more suited for a child or early teen to enjoy. I liked it but was a little bored after 30mins and it's not cheap to get in. A little disappointed. But there is...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

When you paid your entry fee you feel you are walking into a dated exhibit. A lot of the interactive ones simply not working or using outdated software (1990s). It was fun going into a spacesuit but the actual exhibit space was pretty small. The...More

1  Thank Mark D
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

the exhibit is small, the shows are not interesting, even the planetarium show ‘the universe’ is not that interesting... this is a tourist attraction but not impressed... it’ll take another 10 years for me to come back for another visit... just not worth the admission...More

1  Thank solaris_pete
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

It's not worth the effort or the fees. The discovery area is very small, and half of the hands on exhibits are broken. We were through it very quckily and then had trouble entertaining the kids until the shows started. We tried out the live...More

1  Thank Ali S
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Thought that we would enjoy learning about space however the content was very old, videos dated, exhibits that didn’t work and an extremely small area to explore for 18.00 a person. Movie, Astroid Extreme, was mediocre.

1  Thank kdccg
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

It's a good idea to have a museum dedicated to space exploration here in Vancouver. Unfortunately HR MacMillan Space Centre is a bit outdated and has not really updated their exibits or shows in a long while. Several exhibits are not functional (ie: the one...More

2  Thank Jack L
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

As the title says, most of the exhibits are for children and the science demo also. It does have interesting parts and the Planetarium would have been very good if the display had been in clearer focus. Its quite pricey. It has no near bus...More

Thank chris w
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

After having numerous visits to the aquarium, space world and other fun learning institutions in Vancouver I had high hopes for this one. The cost to get in is close to how much it costs to get into the other places that I mentioned previously...More

Thank christinariccardi18
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Angela R
August 24, 2017|
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Response from HRMSpaceCentre | Property representative |
We currently have vending machines with snacks and drinks.
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jmpdad
May 29, 2016|
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Response from HRMSpaceCentre | Property representative |
Check out our website for our admission rates and hours. You can purchase tickets when you arrive, or we can sell them to you over the phone ahead of time. We have a ramp leading up to our front entrance and have elevators... More
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