H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

  • 1100 Chestnut St
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
  • Phone: 604.738.7827

Journey through the universe at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, home to Vancouver’s Planetarium Star Theatre. Experience planets, nebulas, and black holes like never before. Watch a live demonstration in the GroundStation Canada Theatre, and explore the Cosmic Courtyard gallery for a deeper understanding of the most fascinating discoveries in astronomy. From planets to moons and star clusters explore the wonders of the night sky through the half-metre Cassegrain telescope in the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory.

Rain or shine, visit the Space Centre — where we focus on offering both visitors and residents of Vancouver a fun learning experience. Kids, adults, the entire family - there's something for everyone.

Located at the heart of Vanier Park south of the Burrard Bridge, the Space Centre is easily accessible, has convenient parking, and also boasts a panoramic view of the Coast Mountains and the city of Vancouver. Look for the friendly steel Crab at the front of the building.

Facility Info

  • Largest Room 350

April 18, 2024

Spaghettification and quasars and blazars. Oh my! Grab a friend and join us for Cosmic Nights – The Language of the Universe, an evening of science, socializing and linguistic adventures. The award-winning The A llusionist podcast will be taking over the planetarium for this special event! Explore space through words and find out why we use language the way we do with host Helen Zaltzman and musician Martin Zaltz Austwick. There will also be time to explore our exhibit space, take in a live science show, and enjoy… more

April 20, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day at Vanier Park—and the traditional village site of Sen̓áḵw—with three of your favourite spaces! The Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre join forces as representations of land, sea and sky to honour the Earth on April 20 with kid-friendly activities! Activities and programs will be featured at each site throughout the day. Admission to the MOV and the VMM are by donation. Regular admission is in effect at the Space Centre for scheduled shows, however… more

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