Shows & Exhibits

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The Planetarium Star Theatre

Journey to space from the comfort of our one-of-a-kind theatre and get up close and personal with planets, meteor showers, black holes, galaxies, and other astronomical wonders that will have you marvelling at the universe.

Planetarium Star Theatre shows are part of our ticketed timed entry programming. All ages are welcome, but we recommend our shows for ages 6 years and up due to the scientific content.

*Please note: The show schedule is subject to change.


Forward to the Moon

Forward to the Moon

We are the Artemis generation. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Join Kari Byron, from Crash Test World and MythBusters, on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space.
Ages: 8+ recommended

Our Martian Neighbourhood

Our Martian Neighbourhood

Find out what it would take to live on the Red Planet with scarce resources, longer days and a new view of the night sky. Learn about other parts of the solar system that could also be settled, and what your “new” night sky would look like. Ages 6+ recommended.

Surfing the Solar System

Surfing the Solar System

See the solar system as you’ve never seen it before – leave Earth behind to tour some of the most intriguing destinations in our solar system and find out more about some of the latest discoveries about our neighbouring planets.

Live Science Shows in the Groundstation Canada Theatre

Prepare to be wowed by our interactive live science demonstrations! Learn about the latest scientific discoveries, exoplanets, gravity, rockets, and much more all through entertaining live presentations. These live science shows are part of our ticketed timed entry programming.

Planet Hunters

Planet Hunters

Discover more about planet hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest to find signs of life in the universe.
Show length: 20 minutes

Rocket Lab

3 . 2 . 1 . . . This time it IS rocket science. What goes up doesn’t necessarily come down. Take part in this live demonstration of the basic principles of Newton’s Laws of Motion and its use in rocketry.
Show Length: 20 minutes

Day in Space

What exactly do astronauts do up there? From microgravity experiments to eating and sleeping while floating - find out what it takes to live and work in space.
Age: 6+ (recommended)
Show Length: 20 minutes

Hands-On Learning in the Cosmic Courtyard

Experience the wonders of space with your own hands by using our interactive features to get a deeper understanding of some of the most fascinating facts and discoveries. Learn about deep space, climate change, light pollution, and the potential for life on other planets.

Alien Encounter

You’re a starship captain looking for life in a galaxy. Your mission is to find a planet that can sustain human life-are you brave enough to try?

Michael Collins Suit

Learn more about how food and technology made it possible for the Apollo space program to put 12 astronauts on the moon.

Mars Explorer

Step into the role of a planetary geologist and travel to Mars to see if you can find evidence of life on the red planet.

Stargaze in the GMS Observatory

Take a peek at Vancouver’s night skies through the ½-meter Cassegrain telescope in our Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory.  Located right next to the Space Centre, this facility is staffed with knowledgeable guides who will answer questions as you explore awe-inspiring views of planets, moons, and star clusters.