The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, also known as the Planetarium, has been British Columbia’s premier space science attraction since its doors opened in 1968. We work hard to bridge arts, culture, and science to bring you unique shows, exhibits, and special events that spark your curiosity and inspire exploration.
Inspiring Exploration – We use the universal appeal and science of space as a cultural bridge, bringing people together to activate curiosity, creativity, and community.
Learning Without Frontiers – We create an accessible environment where people are encouraged to explore and take risks.
Creating Experiences of Wonder – We dream of a world filled with inquisitive, open-minded individuals who embrace their differences, connected through discovery and united through a deeper sense of shared humanity.
We are guided by the following values:
Originally a gift to the citizens of Vancouver from philanthropist H.R. MacMillan, the facility has evolved into a community resource centre that proudly offers learning opportunities for people of all ages through a variety of in-person and online programs.
We are visited by over 145,000 people a year, who are attracted by a myriad of public lectures and events, school and public programs and cultural activities that raise public awareness of science literacy. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre has become a critical and active partner in community outreach and development.
As the only space-focused museum and planetarium in the region, we welcome more than 145,000 visitors a year. The public lectures, events, exhibitions, school programs, and cultural activities held at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre demonstrate our commitment to being an active participant in community outreach and development for the promotion of science literacy.
Director of Learning
Director of Finance
Director of Human Resources & Operations
Director of Fund Development
To contact members of our management team, please contact [email protected] with the name of the individual you wish to reach.
Dr. Aaron Boley
Jonathan Burke (Past Chair)
Derek Lew (Vice Chair)
Larkin Mackenzie-Ast (Chair)
Dr. Allison Man
Paul Moore (Treasurer)
Greg Stanway (Secretary)
Dr. Sara Weinstein
It’s with your help that we will continue to fulfill our mission and maintain our iconic status in the Vancouver community.