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Telus Science World

Telus Science World

“When was the last time you danced on a giant piano, saw a life-sized T. rex skeleton or crawled through a real beaver lodge?” – this is what Telus World Science World (2009) promises you will experience in its latest adverstisement – and, you will not be disppointed! There is no end to the wonders to be found in Vancouver’s famous Telus World of Science. This attraction is located close to the downtown core on the Expo 86 site. Telus World makes discovery of “Our World” an exciting, entertaining and educational adventure. Telus World has a number of interesting exhibits on two floors and they are designed to encourage exploration, observation, interaction and discovery not only for children of any age group, but adults as well. The Sara Stern Gallery is dedicated to artefacts, insects, minerals and the study of the natural world around us. Exhibits are designed to allow interaction and participation. Kidspace is a stimulating and safe area for children under six and is tailored for educational interactive play with a number of interesting play themes. The Peter Brown Family Centre Stage may include bubbles, fire, explosions and numerous dazzling theatrics, narrated by experts who will keep you on the edge of your seat. BodyWorks is just that, an interesting array of exhibits about how the body works. This may include pushing yourself into a tiny box to prove your flexibility and perhaps powering a brass drum with your heartbeat and maybe even seeing what your face might look like at the age of 70. These exhibits are designed to answer questions such as: What’s inside me? “Where did I come from? Our World exhibit provides exploration into the world around us, how we can sustain it, the choices we make and what they create. The Mitchell Odyssey Foundation Gallery: Eureka! promotes the understanding of the science of water, light, sound, and motion with colourful lively exhibits. Free with admission,are tickets to a state-of-the-art, high-definition projection theatre. Shows may include “Walking with Dinosaurs” and “Toons for Tots”, which are specifically designed for young scientists and aspiring tots. The Omnimax theatre features exceptional visuals and wraparound sound. Films such as “Roving Mars”, a film that explores the mysterious planet of Mars and a “Journey into Amazing Caves” are just a few of the inspiring films recently shown. The Kaleidoscope gift shop is full of unique and educational gifts, toys and souvenirs. You can buy your lunch at the restaurant, pack a picnic for the day, or just have some popcorn and a drink on the way into the theatre of your choice. Telus Science World is open 7 days a week. Shows and entertainment venues are changed throughout the year. Memberships are encouraged and reasonably priced. This is a place that engages everyone, provides a special and unique adventure and inspires the young and the young at heart to explore and learn about the world around them.

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