Community Groups Visits

Play for the Day, Learn for a Lifetime

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre allows you and your group to explore the wonders of space like never before…be it a community group of children or seniors a social gathering for friends, relatives, coworkers let the Space Centre take you on a journey.

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the questions of space with a self-guided visit that includes a planetarium star theatre show, science demonstrations and exhibit gallery. 

Planetarium Star Theatre 
Experience the only full-dome digital projection system in British Columbia. We will bring you closer to the Universe with our multimedia presentations about Earth, space science and astronomy. Show Descriptions

GroundStation Canada Theatre
Our live and interactive science demonstration theatre, offers a unique experience about living and travelling in space, rocketry, or the science of stars.  Show Descriptions

Cosmic Courtyard Gallery 
Immerse yourself in our hands-on space-themed gallery, where you can morph into an alien, and touch an authentic Moon rock or meteorite. 

Guided Activities

If you want to discover more about our Universe in addition to your self-guided visit, we can customize additional programs to meet your group’s curiosity. Additional fees apply, see pricing below. 

Rocket Science 101
This hands-on workshop gives you and your group a chance to discover more about what makes a rocket fly.
(Program length approximately 40 minutes.)

Observatory Visit
Join our interpreter for a special visit of our observatory. Discover why astronomers are passionate about the stars. 
(Program length approximately 30 minutes.)

Reservations must be booked in advance in order for your group to receive discounted pricing. 

Group Size

 Minimum Group SizeMaximum Group Size
Self-Guided Visits15175
Rocket Science 1011575
Observatory Visit1530

For all types of visits one attendant admitted free per 4 participants. 

Group rates apply to all bookings, plus applicable taxes. 
Self-Guided Programs:

Adult (19-54) $13.00
Senior (55+)  $10.00
Youth (12-18) $10.00
Child (5-11)   $8.00

Please Note: A $40.00 maintenance fee may apply (general room preparation and cleaning) in addition to participation fees. Contact our bookings office for details. 

Booking Changes/Cancellation Policy

$25 fee applies to all booking changes/cancellations made 7 or more days’ notice prior to confirmed event date.
$50 fee applies to all booking changes/cancellations made less than 7 days’ notice prior to confirmed event date.

Contact Us

Phone:   604.738.7827 Ext 241
Fax:        604.736.5665