Friday Evening Programming

During your visit you’ll watch a Planetarium Star Theatre show, experience a science demonstration in our GroundStation Canada theatre and visit our Observatory, with a tour of our ½ metre Cassegrain telescope, where you will have a chance to discover more about how astronomers use light to learn about stars.

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.

*Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check-in.*

7:00pm - 9:00pm
6:45-7:00pm check-in
7:00pm- Planetarium Star Theatre 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.
8:00pm-9:00pm GroundStation Canada Theatre show and Observatory visit

8:30pm - 10:30pm
8:15-8:30pm check-in
8:30pm- Planetarium Star Theatre 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.
9:30pm-10:30pm GroundStation Canada Theatre show and Observatory visit

10:00pm - 11:59pm
9:45pm-10:00pm check-in
10:00pm - Planetarium Star Theatre Show: Hot and Energetic Universe - Explore some of the most turbulent processes in our universe. Discover how astronomers use different wavelengths of light to reveal objects like supermassive black holes and neutron stars to expand our understanding of the universe.
11:00pm-11:59pm GroundStation Canada Theatre show and Observatory visit


Select your desired time slot and purchase a ticket for each member of your party. We recommend booking online as there are a limited number of tickets available at the door each day, and our evening programming often sells out in advance.

Tickets are $14 (plus taxes and fees) per person in your group. We are not accepting any coupons, discount cards,  Access 2 cards or gift certificates at this time.

PLEASE NOTE: Eventbrite online ticket sales end at 6:00pm on Friday evening 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.



The safety of all visitors and staff is our priority. We want to welcome you in a safe and comfortable environment. We hope that you will enjoy being back at the Centre and reconnecting with our programs and activities.

Please arrive early to allow time for check-in out in front of the Space Centre.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 to visitors over 12 years of age starting September 13th.

See our COVID Guidelines for Visitors here.

Event Details

October 29, 2021 - 7:00pm to October 30, 2021 - 12:00am