Indigenous storytellers 3 Crows Productions return to perform their scary multimedia story of “Qwalena: The Wild Woman That Steals Children” in the Planetarium Star Theatre. Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly tells a scary story of a girl named Qwalena who is born disfigured and bullied. She runs away to the forest where she stays hidden from the children who bullied her. Over time Qwalena becomes the wild woman who makes whistling sounds and steals children who search for her in the woods. Yellowfly later explains… more
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
- 1100 Chestnut St
- Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
- Phone: 604.738.7827
To educate, inspire and evoke a sense of wonder about the Universe, our planet and space exploration.
No trip to Vancouver would be complete without a visit to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, a non-profit community resource that brings the wonders of space to Earth, while providing a personal sense of ongoing discovery. Rain or shine, spend a day at 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.
Prepare to shout “Wow!” when you watch the live demonstrations in the GroundStation Canada Theatre - it’s all about rocket science. Have you ever seen a J-2 rocket engine up close or a replica of the International Space Station? Between shows visit the Cosmic Courtyard and explore our space exhibits and games to learn more interesting facts on space. Space is a dark place, but we’ll enlighten you with astronomy shows under our domed Planetarium Star Theatre. We also present an astronomy show on Saturday nights if you can’t make it during the week. For more opportunities to explore the wonders of the night sky, visit our observatory on Saturday evenings and take advantage of our half-metre Cassegrain telescope.
Through innovative programming, exhibits and activities, our goal is to inspire sustained interest in the fields of earth science, space science and astronomy from a Canadian perspective.
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. It’s one of the most photographed sculptures in Vancouver.