Science World Celebrates 30 Years on May 6

Science World’s iconic geodesic dome opened its doors on May 6, 1989, dazzling visitors with dozens of hands-on exhibits and the largest OMNIMAX screen in the world. Now, 30 years later, Science World is celebrating its birthday with several public events, including an ambitious attempt by staff to complete 30 science experiments in five minutes (!).

During the past three decades, Science World has hosted exhibitions that explain the science behind mystifying concepts like animation (Muppets, Monsters and Magic: The Science Behind Pixar) and the human body (Grossology: The [Impolite] Science of the Human Body); delivered impactful programming through initiatives like “Scientists and Innovators in the Schools” and “BC Green Games”; and hosted celebrities like Stephen Hawking and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Several public events are planned throughout May to celebrate the attraction’s birthday, including:

May 4 – Limitless, a participatory public art installation hosted at the Peter Brown Centre Stage at TELUS World of Science. Visitors can write down their wildest ideas and watch them fly up more than 40 feet to an overhanging net; the more people who contribute, the bigger the installation will grow.

May 6 – 30th anniversary kickoff, beginning at 2.20pm. After a cake-cutting ceremony and opening remarks by Dr. Scott Sampson, Science World’s President and CEO, the attraction’s staff will attempt to complete 30 science experiments in five minutes. The event will take place at the Peter Brown Centre Stage.

May 16 – ‘80s-themed Science World After Dark. The nighttime event will celebrate the decade that launched Science World at TELUS World of Science.

For more information, visit 30yearsofwonder.com. See you at Science World!

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