HR MacMillan Space Centre
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HR MacMillan Space Centre information
Lonely Planet review
Popular with schoolkids – expect to have to elbow them out of the way to push the flashing buttons – this slightly dated science center illuminates the world of space. There's plenty of fun to be had battling aliens, designing spacecraft or strapping yourself in for a simulator ride to Mars – plus movie presentations on all manner of spacey themes.
Drop by on Saturday evenings for a date with a difference: a planetarium presentation, a mini-lecture on a hot space topic and a visit to the observatory to peek at the stars – all for $11.