Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The H.R MacMillan Space Centre is home to the city’s space and science museum, observatory, and the Vancouver Planetarium. Housed in the iconic domed building in Vanier Park, the planetarium is considered to be one of Vancouver’s top attractions, and the main draw of the space centre.
Featuring a state of the art Carl Zeiss projector, a trip to the planetarium will present its visitors with a spectacular 360 degree view of the Vancouver night sky. And, like the night sky, the planetarium’s shows are ever changing. However, their design remains constant—programs are well thought out and are guaranteed to entertain the children and enthral the adults. The planetarium’s laser show brings the main theatre to life and the accompanying music is modern and mainstream, to give this age old subject relevance in today’s world. Do be aware that the music is loud, so may not be for everyone.
The planetarium offers multiple shows per day, all of which are included in the admission price. But that is not all that’s on offer at this wonderful centre. For budding space travellers, a ride in the high tech simulator will send you on an exciting journey through the cosmos on a mission. This unique opportunity must be experienced, especially as the ride is included in the entry fee.
On Fridays and Saturdays, add an evening gaze at the night sky to your visit with a stop at the neighbouring observatory. With all these celestial observing opportunities at hand, a visit to the centre is a real treat for children and adults alike.