Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre Hosts a Date Night that’s Out of this World!

cosmic nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre

Image courtesy of HR Macmillan Space Centre

If you’re a lover of stars, planets, nebulas and all things astronomy, Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre may be your dream come true.

Similar to the very popular adult evenings at the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and the Museum of Anthropology, the HR Macmillan Space Centre is hosting its own version of an evening after dark for its ‘Cosmic Nights’ event series.

The next Cosmic Nights event is happening on Thursday, January 25, 2018 and will be a themed 19+ adults-only party featuring a custom planetarium show, music, drinks, science demonstrations, games, and a special guest lecturer.

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Cosmic Nights at HR Macmillan Space Centre Hosts a Date Night that’s Out of this World!

Ziggy Stardust and the storytellers from Mars (and Vancouver) this Thursday night!

CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe is co-host of a night of storytelling at HR MacMillan Space Centre.

CBC’s Johanna Wagstaffe is co-host of a night of storytelling at HR MacMillan Space Centre.

Both hardcore and casual fans of David Bowie, storytelling, outer space and/or CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe will want to pay a visit to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (1100 Chestnut St.) on Nov. 17.

On that night, Vancouver’s premiere storytelling group Rain City Chronicles is presenting a night of stories, reminisces and music focussed on one of the greatest classic-rock albums of all time, David Bowie’s groundbreaking 1972 release The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars.

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Ziggy Stardust and the storytellers from Mars (and Vancouver) this Thursday night!

Cosmic Nights Adult Evenings at the Space Centre: Explore Alien Worlds – Over Drinks!

HR MacMillan Space Centre

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What does the Vancouver Aquarium, Telus World of Science, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre all have in common? Some may say they are all kid-friendly, educational establishments. Others would say they’re all great locations to spend a rainy day, but in fact, they are all hosts to entertaining adult-only events that provide a unique activity for date night.

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is one of the most recent additions to the adult-only evening events, and will be hosting an after hours experience at their venue on Thursday, October 13th for Cosmic Nights: Science of Science Fiction, a party for the geek in all of us!

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Cosmic Nights Adult Evenings at the Space Centre: Explore Alien Worlds – Over Drinks!

Science Fair at HR McMillan Space Centre

Rocket Chair by Scott August

Rocket Chair by Scott August

For those looking to experience another plane of consciousness, look no further than (where else?) the HR McMillan Space Centre. It shouldn’t be such a surprise that the city’s astronomy museum would be the venue for an event meant to challenge the concept of time and space, and ultimately explore the relationship between art and science. Continue reading:
Science Fair at HR McMillan Space Centre

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Bring the whole family out and about for the Victoria Day weekend!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Winter Wander in Vanier Park – Saturday, January 26

Vanier Park is known for being more than a park. It’s the home of the Museum of Vancouver, Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music and the city’s archives. It’s also a prime spot to fly a kite, go for a serene walk or take in a Shakespearean play at Bard on the Beach. This Saturday, for just $5, everyone is welcome to take in all the attractions and become more familiar with this scenic and culture-crammed gem. (Added bonus: students with Vancouver Academy of Music will be performing at each of the venues. ) To help you get a head start, we’ve rounded up a few nuggets of information about the spots that make Vanier Park a haven of activity.

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Winter Wander in Vanier Park – Saturday, January 26

Vancouver in a Day – Family Friendly Activities

Vancouver has a well-earned reputation as Canada’s year-round playground, which means there are tons of hands-on activities you can share with kids of all ages.

The best kind of family fun is often spontaneous, but most parents know the value of a good travel plan. This video guide to Vancouver’s family-friendly attractions will help get your trip itinerary started.

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Vancouver in a Day – Family Friendly Activities