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“The kids didn't want to leave”
Review of Science World

Science World
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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 giant-screen OMNIMAX(R) Theatre. Fun for all ages, Science World is sure to jumpstart your imagination.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 28, 2014

We went early for when they opened on Easter Friday. It did get busy, but it wasn't bad. The special exhibits were the Lego Travel one, which wasn't much to write home about in terms of displays, but there is a large area for building with lego and duplo for the younger kids. The Keva block exhibit area also occupied the kids for a good amount of time.

When we went we used our membership for a science centre in our city so our admission was free, though we would have had to pay extra for the big screen movies (we didn't, as our kids were really too young to sit through them). However, there was also a smaller free theatre area that we took the kids to when they needed a rest in between activities. There is a small matinee area that is quite expensive.

The kids particularly liked the biology area with various animal habitats and dinosaur fossils, plus the tree they could climb into. We didn't really watch any of the live demos as the kids couldn't get close for seating and quickly lost attention. The body exhibit was geared to kids that were reading well, so not really mine, but there is a lot here for a range of ages. They also enjoyed the outdoor portion, though I had expected some kind of climbing structure, and they didn't have one.

If you have very active kids you will want more than one person with you, as if they run off it can be very difficult to find them again due to how the place is laid out.

The restaurant, while fast food, was probably some of the best fast food I've had while travelling and going to various attractions.

I'd recommend using the skytrain to get there, as the station is pretty much right next to the place.

Thank halfbakedkitty
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Unfortunately we didn’t get time to see this place from inside. But outside its beautifully lit at night. And you can’t skip the glittering sliver dome which is a unique contribution to Vancouver's beautiful skyline..

Too good for photography.

Thank Nins_12
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went for the first time last week. It is great for small kids, or kids that are open for adventure. I went with my sister and her two little kids since they had a pass for it. Only lost them once.If you are not used to be around kids, it is not for you. There was so much screaming and noise, I was getting a headache. I guess I should not have gone on a holiday. It is a great adventure and learning experience for them. Totally exausted after 4 hours. You do have to pay for parking. Be there before 10am when it opens. There is a McDonalds right across the street. The food is expensive there. The cost is about $22 for adults..no sure what kids are. There are many live shows as well.

1  Thank NavygirlComox
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Nice place but a bit expensive to get in exhibits are great and nieces loved it so that's the main thing!

Thank Golferforever
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Initially seemed expensive,... But 3 times in a year and it pays for itself,... Not to mention the family can get in free to many other science centers and museums in North America.
My 2 active boys stayed engaged for 4 hours!
There are quiet spaces, active spaces, building, viewing,... Hey there is even a hollowed out giant cedar tree stump/fort in one area. We went back the next day for 4 more hours, and still did not see everything
Happy new members

1  Thank Ninalitta
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