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HR Macmillan Space Centre

1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
+1 604-738-7827
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Outdated and Uninspiring

I had a family pass to go to the HR Macmillan Space. It seemed bigger and more exciting when I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vancouver_Roary
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Vancouver, Canada
Somewhat unloved

The staff were lovely and the live science show in the theatre was well run. However the museum is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TeamPNorthumberland
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Northumberland
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a family pass to go to the HR Macmillan Space. It seemed bigger and more exciting when I visited as a kid, but I was probably more excited about not being in school. You can basically divide the visit into 3 or 4...More

Thank Vancouver_Roary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were lovely and the live science show in the theatre was well run. However the museum is unloved and many exhibits were broken. I think we struggled to stretch the visit to an hour. Other than vending machines, there are no catering facilities...More

Thank TeamPNorthumberland
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This museum is small and we were disappointed until we went in to view the shows on their big screen. The seats lay back and the roof of the theater becomes the sky and space. It was really enjoyable and educational. It also felt really...More

Thank Teadrinkingcrunchy
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Was so disappointed by this. The planaterium show was dated, graphics weren't very clear Exhibition hall - yes just the one - was tired and dated. Several of the interactives didn't work And there weren't many exhibits anyway Greatly disappointed

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I took my family here today. We saw the show "surfing the solar system". The auditorium was packed with kids as it's spring break. You could barely hear the narrator, not because the kids were loud, but because he talked in an unenthusiastic, boring tone....More

Thank Goplay88
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The space centre was pretty small, but has a lot of information. The planetarium was pretty decent. The show had a lot of outdated and inaccurate facts. (e.g. They said astronomers have never encountered a habitable planet) I would probably not go back.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very disappointing experience. Ticket for Adult + Child will set you back almost $40, add to this parking: $11 for 3 hours. All this for one (yes, only one!) exhibition room, with very tired exhibits, probably from the nineties. The girl doing science shows it...More

1  Thank Rillian
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I had great expectations when we entered but everything minus their video on the 3rd floor. The displays on the base floor and video are early 1990s even with the presenter being on the top of their game. I don't know what the Vancouver exhibit...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Okay so we decided to go here on a whim with it being a typical rainy Vancouver day. Haven't been here since I was a kid. Let's start with the price $56.80 for two adults and two children our third was free as she was...More

Thank Dean I
Reviewed 8 March 2017

There was no movie/show as promised but some really monotonous woman talked at the kids on their field trip for 35 minutes. Everything is super outdated. This place should be free and even then I would never return.

Thank ansku732017
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jmpdad
Is there a charge for the space centre? Is Storyum in the same area as the museum? What is the charge for the museum and do we have to purchase tickets in advance? Do you offer senior rates? Is the space centre accessible?
30 May 2016|
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Response from Jess T | Reviewed this property |
You definitely don't need to buy tickets in advance. When I went it was $18 for an adult and $15 for a senior (over 55). The planetarium where they do the movies and presentations was included in the admission price (and in... More
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