Summer of Space

Blast off with Summer of Space!

Join us for a Summer of Space with new space-themed exhibitions, IMAX® films and a planetarium show. Throughout the summer, enjoy special monthly programming on Canada’s contribution to space, the Moon and the future of space exploration.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition IMAX Film

In this critically-acclaimed documentary, celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. This thrilling cinematic experience showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon.

Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre
Level 2

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Astronaut Exhibition

Until September 2

Climb into a centrifuge and learn about G-force, learn what it's like to conduct maintenance on a space station and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. Are you ready to learn about the challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos? 

Special Exhibition Hall
Level 6

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Women in Space Exhibition

Until September 2

Get to know some of the leading women in aerospace. From deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit, women-led space exploration is leaping forward with science innovations and engineering technology. 

Special Exhibition Hall
Level 6

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Lead Sponsor: Hatch
Knowledge Partner: Western Science


LANDER: From Avro to Apollo Documentary Film

Learn about Canadian engineer Owen Maynard’s vital contribution to the Apollo 11 mission in this 30-minute documentary. 

1 & 3 p.m. 
Studio 1, Level 2

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Apollo 11 Artifacts

Canadian Owen Maynard was NASA’s chief engineer of the lunar lander. He played a pivotal role in the historic Apollo 11 mission. See artifacts from Maynard’s time at NASA—from blueprints to models.

Level 4

LEGO® ActivitiesLEGO Rocket

Be a space architect and check out the 11 foot LEGO rocket on display until September 2.

Space Settlement: August 8, 15, 22, 24, 26 & 29, 2–5 p.m.

Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6


Daily Science HotSpots

Round and round they go! During this live presentation, learn about the latest in satellite technology—from navigation to telescopes.

Hot Zone
Level 6

Sci-Fi Sundays Outdoor Film Series

Enjoy a family-friendly space film under the stars each Sunday in August. 

August 25 — Wall-E 

Sundays 8:30 p.m.
TELUSCAPE in front of the Science Centre

Weather permitting.