Family-Fun Programs

Family Friendly Programs 

Super Volcanoes Week: Dec 26-Jan 2


Volcano Models - Dec 26, Dec 30

This activity is great for kids of all ages. Working together family members will make simple volcanoes out of everyday materials. Not only will baking soda be added so that your child’s creation becomes an erupting volcano, your little one also gets to take their volcano home. The HR MacMillan Space Centre interpretive staff will take visitors through the steps of how volcanoes work, and show you how to experiment at home!

Volcano Paintings - Dec 27, Dec 31

For the more artistic minded the Space Centre will have a paint station set up so you can make your own visions come to life. The Space Centre staff will be there show examples of how volcanoes can look very different from one another, and will inspire young artists to come up with their artistic vision for their very own volcano!

Scavenger Hunts - Daily

The HR MacMillan Cosmic Courtyard gallery space will be turned into a volcano scavenger hunt! There are a variety of different volcanoes around the world, and also in our solar system. A booklet of clues will help you decipher where the volcanoes are located on Earth or on another world. Prizes will be given out to successful hunters!

Fantastic Volcano Demonstrations - Dec 28, Jan 1

The in-house HR MacMillan Space Centre volcano experts are going to take things up a notch with some explosive demonstrations! They’ll build some large scale volcanoes that will simulate different eruptions including lava flows, exploding mountain tops, as well as rarely seen erupting oceanic volcanoes. Things might get messy!

Groovy Lava Lamps - Dec 29, Jan 2

Moms & dads, do you remember lava lamps? The Space Centre is going to introduce your kids to this retro activity and help them build their own lava lamp that will simulate how volcano flow works. All the supplies will be provided.

December 26 - January 2
Special Activites from 12pm-3pm
Included with admission
For more information call 604.738.7827 ext 240 or email

Rocky Mountain Flatbread – Space Centre Guests Save 15%!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread – Space Centre Guests save 15%!
Only a 15 minute walk from the Space Centre, Rocky Mountain Flatbread serves delicious house made dishes: handcrafted flatbread pizzas, daily pastas, seasonal salads and soups, desserts “to live for” and a wide selection of BC wines and local beers. And for all those pizza lovers who are wheat intolerant – extremely tasty gluten free pizzas!  The daily salads, soups and cheesecake are gluten free too!
There are many things to be proud of at Rocky Mountain Flatbread, including: they use lots of local and organic produce, free range organic meats and Ocean Wise seafood; open kitchens and artisan ovens; kid friendly play kitchens; and the fact that the “carbon footprint” of every meal = 0. 
Maybe this is why locals have voted Rocky Mountain Flatbread as the Best Pizza in Vancouver and the Best Kid Friendly Restaurant five years running. 
Go to Rocky Mountain Flatbread after your visit, show your Space Centre ticket stub & receive 15% off, on all food orders.  This offer cannot be combined with gift cards or other promotions. Subject to change.
Double Bonus: Present your Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant receipt when you visit the Space Centre for a 15% discount on admission. 
Valid at the Kitsilano and Main locations. Receipts must be presented in order to participate in this offer.  
Offer valid up to two weeks after date of purchase of Space Centre admission.

12pm – 3pm

Want to make your own Starship Enterprise? Join us for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with crafts and activities! Come dressed as your favourite Star Trek character and be entered to win a Space Centre Membership!


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