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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Review

The interactive exhibits and high-tech learning systems at this museum include a Virtual Voyages ride, where visitors can take a simulated space journey (definitely not for those afraid of flying); GroundStation Canada, showcasing Canada's achievements in space; and the Cosmic Courtyard, full of hands-on space-oriented exhibits including a moon rock and a computer program that shows what you would look like as an alien. You can catch daytime astronomy shows or evening music-and-laser shows at the H. R. MacMillan Planetarium.

Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory. When the sky is clear, the ½-meter telescope at the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory is focused on whatever stars or planets are worth watching that night. Admission to the observatory is by donation, and it's open year-round Saturday evenings, from 8 to 11, weather permitting. 604/738–2855.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Vanier Park, 1100 Chestnut St., Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 | Map It
  • Phone: 604/738–7827
  • Cost: C$15
  • Hours: Open July–Aug., daily 10–5; Sept.–June, Mon.–Fri. 10–3, Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: West Side and Kitsilano
Updated: 04-28-2012

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