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Planetarium Star Theatre 

This list is the Space Centre's library of all shows; however, not all will be playing at any given time. Information includes recommended audience age. Show Schedule
Seven Wonders (Age 10+)
Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Explore the Great Pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Collossus and experience the rest of the world's Seven Wonders. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created and get a glimpse of some of the universe's greatest wonders.
 
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (Age 10+)
They're one of the most intriguing and mysterious phenomena in the universe, places where time and space are warped to the extreme, and nothingnot even lightcan escape the pull of their ferocious gravity. Black holes once defied the imagination. But now, the more scientists look for evidence of them, the more they find, and the more they learn about the role of black holes in the universe. Get whisked to a place humans can never ventureto the center of a black hole.
The Dark Matter Mystery (Age 10+)
Venture on astrophysics' biggest quest: the mystery of dark matter! Discover the latest evidence of dark matter and join scientists as they explore this cosmic mystery out in space, and deep under ground. Will they be able to reveal dark matter's mystery?
Surfing the Solar System (Age 8+)
See the Solar System as you’ve never seen it before – leave Earth behind to tour some of the most intriguing destinations in our Solar System and find out more about some of the latest discoveries about our neighbouring planets. You will even have a chance to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts on the International Space Station
 
The Sky Tonight (Age 8+)
Find out which stars and planets will be visible in the Vancouver night sky.  
 
Super Volcanoes (Age 10+)
Feel the Heat! Super Volcanoes explores rare types of volcanic eruptions that marshal the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The story of these big blow outs is a tale of havoc and mayhem: mass extinctions, climate collapses, and violence beyond anything humans have ever witnessed. In this unique immersive experience, audiences will explore the impact of volcanism on Earth and other worlds in our solar system. Can a super volcano erupt in our own time? The answer is surprisingly close to home.
The Searcher (Age 10+)
Encounter The Searcher, a visitor from another galaxy venturing through time and space trying to solve the mystery of his lost civilization. The Seacher is a science fiction adventure featuring stunning visuals of the formation of our Universe, the collison of two galaxies, a spectacular supernova explosion, and a supermassive black hole.
 
Stars (Age 10+)
See stars like you've never seen them before. We will take you on a visually stunning journey through the life of a star, from its birth in a stellar nursery to the majestic pulse of a neutron star. Follow the star dust.
Our Night Sky (Age 6+) (School programming)
Young children will enjoy this introduction to the wonders of the night sky.
Exploring Extremes (Age 10+) (School programming)
Learn how scientists study their environments on Earth and on other planets.
The Universe (Age 10+) (School programming)
Travel through our Solar System and beyond our Milky Way galaxy.
 

GroundStation Canada Theatre

This list is the Space Centre's library of all shows; however, not all will be playing at any given time. Information includes suggested audience age. Show Schedule  
 
Colour of Fire (Age 8+)
We'll try not to set the theatre on fire as we find out how astronomers learn about stars.  
 
Cosmic Glue (Age 10+)
Hold onto your seats! We'll be discussing Newton's and Einstein's perspectives on gravity and how astronomers use gravity to study the Universe.
 
Day in Space (Age 6+)
What exactly do astronauts do up there? Find out what it takes to live and work in space.  

Dizzying Heights (Age 8+)
Which way is up? Find out how astronauts keep their lunch down as they float in space.  
 
Planet Hunters (Age 8+)
What would be the most important scientific discovery of all time? Finding life beyond Earth. Discover more about planet-hunting techniques astronomers use and their quest for finding signs of life in the Universe. 
Rocket Lab (Age 8+) 
3 . 2 . 1 . . . This time it is rocket science.  
 
Science of Light (Age 8+) 
Learn about the speed of light and its other unique properties.  
 
Space: A Dangerous Place (Age 6+)
Ever wonder what would happen if you went into space without a space suit? 
 
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