Science World is Welcoming You Back to Explore the Dome

Science World is welcoming back visitors with enhanced safety protocols and physical distancing measures in place.

Science World aims to engage the people of British Columbia in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math) literacy. When the iconic dome closed its doors in March 2020, it immediately lost 85% of its revenue streams, which is why the non-profit launched a fundraising campaign, The World Needs More Nerds, calling on the public to support the dome through these tough times. The campaign features a 7-year old Dr. Bonnie Henry, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, and other notable “nerds”.  With the re-opening of Science World, you can now offer support by booking your visit!

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While visiting Science World you can look forward to the following exhibits:

Feature Gallery: Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks presented by Concert Properties and White Spot Restaurants and with support from Translink. This exciting gallery features 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers from Canada, the United States, Australia, Asia and the United Arab Emirates constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy by Australia’s Ryan McNaught, the only certified LEGO® professional in the Southern Hemisphere. On until January 24, 2021.

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Eureka!—Visitors can launch a parachute, capture their shadow and move with a giant propeller as they experiment with water, light, sound and motion among the colourful and lively exhibits in Eureka! Home to Science World’s spectacular water table, ball launchers and walk on piano, Eureka! is the place that brings out the curious scientist in all of us.

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BodyWorks—The BodyWorks Gallery explores human life sciences and helps visitors gain a better understanding of how the choices they make impact their bodies. BodyWorks promotes positive messaging about the body while celebrating diversity. In the Lab Zone, presented by Genome British Columbia, visitors can look at themselves on the cellular level, by exploring DNA, genetics, and the rapidly expanding field of genomics. Visitors can engage in storytelling and interactive demonstrations while learning about cutting-edge research.

Tinkering Space: The WorkSafeBC Gallery—Science Word’s Tinkering Space gallery facilitates and nurtures hands-on creativity and problem-solving while teaching safety awareness. Immersing visitors in the iterative design process, guests can build new things from existing parts, solve problems and learn by mistakes: Question, imagine, create, test and repeat!

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Ken Spencer Science Park—Science World’s outdoor gallery, Ken Spencer Park features interactive exhibits and pop-up programming that will engage visitors in the sustainability choices we make about transportation, energy, water, food, waste and housing – exploring issues like urban planning and green energy. Visitors can stop by the chicken coop to learn more about Science World’s family of hens and how they can raise their own backyard chickens.

Search: Sara Stern Gallery—Exploring the wonders of nature, visitors can crawl through a real beaver lodge, sink their fingers into a bear’s furry coat, listen to the buzz of bees, play out a tune on a stone lithophone and stand beneath a towering T. Rex.

 

Enhanced safety protocols include:

  • Visitors will be able to book their advanced, timed entry tickets at scienceworld.ca, or at the door
  • Physical distancing protocols are in place to ensure all visitors stay at least 2 metres apart, with timed entry at a reduced capacity to allow for this
  • Mandatory masks or face shields for visitors 6 years of age and over and all staff will wear masks or face shields
  • Hand sanitizer is required upon entry and exit and available throughout the building
  • Visitors are asked to leave their food at home (but bring their water bottles!). No food or beverage options will be available for purchase onsite
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols set out by the CDC will also be in place throughout the facility
  • Directional signage will safely guide visitors through the dome
  • Certain galleries will operate with limited capacity. The Wonder Gallery and Birdly® VR are closed. The OMNIMAX® Theatre and Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks can be reserved for a specific time when guests purchase their tickets online
  • Additionally, there will be three live science shows per hour around the building for all visitors to enjoy

More details can be found at scienceworld.ca/covid19

 

Fundraising can be supported at justgiving.com/campaign/scienceworldnerds and timed-entry tickets are now available in person at Science World or online at scienceworld.ca. Space is limited due to operating at a reduced capacity.

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