HR MacMillan Space Centre

Museum in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

This museum focuses on the wonderful world of space. While exhibits are slightly dated, the main attractions are the live science demonstrations (from Rocket Lab to Day in Space) and the 45-minute planetarium shows (included with admission). The Saturday-night planetarium presentation is complete with a party-like vibe and more of an adult audience.

Check the centre's website for a lively roster of additional special events, often including visits to the facility's observatory, a short walk from the main building.