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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
at Vanier Park

Explore the wonders of the Universe at B.C’s top Space and Earth Sciences attraction, The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Enjoy hourly shows in our immersive Planetarium Star Theatre, live science demonstrations in GroundStation Canada, and interactive displays and exhibits in our Cosmic Courtyard.

From rocket launch demonstrations, to Mars rovers, to views of the constellations, there is something for everyone at the Space Centre. Plus, touch one of the only five touchable moonrocks in the world!

Located just 5 minutes from downtown in beautiful Vanier Park , Vancouver or a quick ride along the False Creek via the local foot ferry .

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1100 Chestnut Street in Vanier Park, Vancouver.
5 minutes from downtown across the Burrard Bridge
5 minutes’ walk from Kitsilano beach or 15 minutes’ walk from Granville Island via the Sea Wall.
Transit: 2 or 22 bus to Cornwall

Hours and Dates of Operation

May 22-September 5
Daytime: 10am-5pm – daily
Evening: 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows – Friday and Saturday
Observatory: 8pm-midnight – Friday and Saturday

September 6-May 23, 2018
Daytime: 10am-3pm – Weekdays
                  10am-5pm – Saturdays and Holidays
                  12pm -5pm – Sundays
Evening: 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows- Saturday
Observatory: 8pm-midnight – Saturday Only

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Phone: 604.347.9683
Twitter: @AskAnAstronomer
Address: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9