H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Tips and Information

A Guide to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre with information on where to go and what to do.

H.R. MacMillan Space Center

By Darrin Robertson, VTT Editor - Updated: January 17, 2023

outside H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Looks like an Alien Ship from Space!

This is a great place to visit not just for kids but adults too. Plan on spending a few hours to take in all the exciting exhibits and planetarium shows.  At 1100 Chestnut Street Vancouver in Vanier park is where two of Vancouver Attractions are The Space Bulding and the Museum of Vancouver.

When you first see the outside of this building you think that a spaceship has landed and that a crab like creature is coming out of the water.  Kids are amazed at the look of the building and the crab like creature.

This only helps to excite them and you for what is in store inside.

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre - What to Expect

When you enter the Centre be sure to get a program of all the daily events and show times. There’s a lot of educational things to be learned in here but in a fun and innovative way. There are many hands on space games and exhibits.

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Shows

Ground Station Canada Theater - Ground Station Canada is where information is given on meteorites, space exploration and how astronauts eat and work in space.

Inside H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Planetarium - The Domed Planetarium is where you can see shows detailing the origin of the universe, stars and the Milky Way, our solar system and beyond.
Whether you’re young or old all of us are fascinated with space.

Lets get Lost in Space!

Night Shows - In the evenings there are night shows based on astronomy. For those looking to be entertained by a rock laser light show this is held on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information and updated show times.

Things from Space

space suit at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Apollo Space Missions - The Apollo Space Missions accomplished many exciting things in space and on the moon. The H.R. MacMillan Centre has many authentic artifacts from these missions. Space suits, rocket engine thrusters and even the packaged food that they would have eaten in space.

This space suit was on the moon!

Piece of the Moon - The H.R. MacMillan Centre is honored to be one of four places in the world that possesses a piece of the moon. Visitors can not only see this moon rock but touch it too. 

Food and Parking

Restaurants - There are no restaurants in the H.R. MacMillan Centre, but in the lower concourse there are vending machines with pop, chips and ice cream and healthy snacks too.

Parking - Pay parking rate $2.00 per hour $10.00 max

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