Science World at Telus World of Science is a hands on educational science museum located at the end if False Creek, Vancouver Canada. It can easily be recognized because if its globular, golf ball shape. Science World is a site that attracts people of all ages with more than 13 million people passing through the exhibits over the years. It was even featured in the 2002 American telefilm First Shot.
Although the name the organization is still science world, the name of the building isn’t. The building’s name changed to the Telus World of Science in July 20, 2005 after Telus donated 9 million dollars to the museum. So although the official name is Telus World of Science, the place is still called Science World.
Science World’s popular geodesic dome was originally built by architect Bruno Freschi to host the transportation themed Expo 86 World Fair, and following the end of the expo it was decided that the Arts, Sciences and Technology Centre would be moved to the expo dome and thus Science World was born. After inception, the size of the buillding increased 55,000 square feet to 100,000 square feet. Again Science World expanded in 2001 with the addition of Kidspace a (gallery for youngsters), Gallery and BodyWorks, the state of the art Science Theatre, Our World Gallery, Eureka.
At Science World you can learn lots of things pertaining to science by visiting the different galleries and centers there like the kid space for ‘kids ’,Eureka which is physics based. The Peter Brown Family Centre Stage is a place where the family can come to learn stuff. BodyWorks is another exhibit that shows what goes on in the human body. This exhibit is particularily interesting after a trip to WEEDS.
The Science Behind Pixar is an exhibit where visitors could see how Pixar created their animated films. People could also come and see recreations of some Pixar characters Luke WALL.E and Buzz Light year. This exhibit could show people how science and technology helpes in the making of movies and animations.
Science World runs a variety of outreach programs all over the province of British Columbia, including at their classroom in Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, BC, and in more remote locations such as Haida Gwaii and Ladysmith.
Science World played host to Sochi World during the 2010 Winter Olympics, which was a hospitality area representing Russia, the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Science World closed in January to facilitate the transformation, and re opened in March 2010. After the 2010 Winter Olympics, Science World had some renovation done. The indoor renovation was completed in 2012.