Daytime On-Site Programming (December)

During your visit you’ll have time to explore the exhibits in our Cosmic Courtyard gallery, watch a show in the Planetarium Star Theatre and our take in a live science demonstration in our GroundStation Canada theatre. Shows in the planetarium will change throughout the day - see details below.

**If you are interested in coming to only see a show in the Planetarium Star Theatre book tickets for the 3:30 time slot.**

Our programming is recommended for families with children ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by adults. One ticket must be purchased for each member of your group, as we need to manage the number of people in our spaces. Tickets for children ages 3 and under, who do not need their own seat in our theatres, are available at no cost.

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9:45am - 11:55am
9:45am: check-in
10:00am: Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and Groundstation Demonstration
11:05am: Planetarium Show: Surfing the Solar System* - 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.

11:00am - 1:10pm
11:00am: check-in
11:15am: Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and Groundstation Demonstration
12:20pm: Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe* - Discover more about dark matter, from the Big Bang, to the theorizing of its existence, to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider and the role of scientists associated with Vancouver-based TRIUMF in current scientific breakthroughs.

12:15pm - 2:25pm
12:15pm: check-in
12:30pm: Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and Groundstation Demonstration
1:35pm: Planetarium Show: Seeing: A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time and Mind* - Explore the life of a photon. Start from its creation in the belly of a star, and travel across the galaxy all the way into the eye of a young stargazer. Explore everything from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain.

1:30pm - 3:40pm
1:30pm: check-in
1:45pm: Cosmic Courtyard Gallery and Groundstation Demonstration
2:50pm: Planetarium Show: The Universe* - Travel from Earth through our solar system and beyond our Milky Way Galaxy. Learn about recent discoveries that expand our understanding of the universe.

3:30pm - 4:35pm
3:30pm: check-in
3:45pm: Planetarium Show: Unveiling the Invisible Universe* - There is more to the universe that we can see with our eyes. Discover more about how scientists, from Galileo’s first use of an optical telescope to today’s scientists measuring minute ripples in spacetime, unveil the invisible universe.

*Planetarium shows are subject to change.


Select your desired time slot and purchase a ticket for each member of your party.

Tickets are $14 (plus taxes and fees) per person in your group, or $10 (plus taxes and fees) for Planetarium Star Theatre shows at 3:30pm. We are not accepting any coupons, discount cards, or Access 2 cards at this time. Gift cards can be redeemed in-person only. We are unable to accept them for online tickets sales.

PLEASE NOTE: Eventbrite online ticket sales end at 8:45 a.m. for that day's programming. If you would like to book a same day visit after online ticket sales have closed additional tickets may be available at the front desk.

All members of your group will be REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK. We will have disposable masks available if you need one. We will be requiring proof of vaccination for visitors over 12 years of age starting September 13th.

See our COVID Guidelines for Visitors here.

Event Details

December 2, 2021 - 2:30pm to December 31, 2021 - 4:30pm