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HR MacMillan Space Centre

HR MacMillan Space Centre

Metal crab statue-fountain at the HR MacMillan Space Centre. Photo by Qole Pejorian.

Where is the HR Macmillan Space Centre?

HR Macmillan Space Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
V6J 3J9
Vancouver, B.C.
HR Macmillan Space Centre Website
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The HR Macmillan Space Centre is within Vanier Park in Kitsilano, which is south west of Downtown Vancouver. You can enjoy the journey here on one of the False Creek Ferries which run from the Aquatic Centre on Sunset Beach in West End, or take bus number 22.

You may also like to visit the Vancouver Museum which is in the same building as the HR Macmillan Space Centre. Find out more about the Vancouver Museum here.

HR Macmillan Space Centre Attractions

The HR Macmillan Space Centre is more than just a museum, it’s a hands-on, high tech offering of everything to do with space and is sure to please both children and adults!

As well as a number of highlights (see below), there’s also a planetarium and an observatory here for visitors to enjoy.

HR Macmillan Space Centre Highlights

Virtual Voyages Motion Simulator

This is one of the Centre’s favorite attractions! Once you’ve had the mission briefing, the motion simulator takes you on a virtual journey through space to the planet Mars where you have to save the inhabitants of the Martian colony.

Cosmic Courtyard

In the Cosmic Courtyard there are many hands-on exhibits including video games, plus presentations, moon rock and more!

Groundstation Canada

This is a 90 seat theater with shows which combine multimedia audio visual presentations with live action giving audiences the chance to participate and to find out about Canada’s own space program.

Planetarium Star Theatre

The Planetarium uses a high tech Zeiss projector which gives 360 degree views of the skies above Vancouver. The exact show in the Planetarium changes; some evenings you can catch a laser show played to the likes of Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, for example!

Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory

The Observatory is just next door to the Space Centre and on special nights throughout the year it is open to the public to see the views through the impressive ½ meter Cassegrain telescope.

To find out more about the current shows at the HR Macmillan Space Centre, as well as opening hours, admission prices and more, please visit the HR Macmillan Space Centre Website.