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This Vancouver museum’s virtual programming will allow you to explore our universe like never before

The H.R. MacMillian Space Centre offers a range of online educational programs with content designed to engage Canadian kids and families in the observation and study of astronomy and space science.
Photo provided by H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

For over 50 years, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre has been instructing curious minds about planetary science, astronomy, space exploration, and the wonders of the universe.

And this year, they’ve gone virtual! With an array of online educational programs, the Centre has reached stargazers all across Canada by connecting them with scientists and astronomers.

“Space inspires people, and now more than ever people need inspiration for the future. Our job is to keep them looking up,” says Michael Unger, Programs Coordinator at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

If you’d like to take an educational journey to the skies and beyond, check out the Centre’s upcoming programming, which is bound to have something for the entire family.

Photo provided by H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.


Connect with the Space Centre team through their new interactive online learning programs for elementary and secondary classes. From Earth and space science to social studies and language arts, the program content is designed to align with B.C.’s school curriculum.

Learn more at


These live webinars will incorporate big ideas and content from B.C.’s science curriculum. The next webinar for Grade 3 students will take place on October 28th and will explore the change in seasons. During the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to interact with the Space Centre team and ask questions.  

For registration information, visit


Take part in the Centre’s bi-weekly YouTube live streams with Astronomer Rachel Wang. In every broadcast, the Space Centre team tackles a new topic in space science. The next live stream will take place on October 29th.  

To join the event, visit

Astronomer Rachel Wang. Photo provided by H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.


Know any 7-12 year olds in the Metro Vancouver area who have an interest in coding and might want to learn more about robots and how they are programmed? 

Register for the in-person workshop taking place at the Space Centre on October 31st to learn all about the Mars Rover ‘Perseverance’ and its robotic helicopter ‘Ingenuity’. Don’t forget to come dressed as your favourite robot, martian or space traveller for Halloween!  

To register, visit

Starting October 31st, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will begin re-opening their exhibits on select dates.

Since its closure, the Space Centre team has been tirelessly preparing to open their doors, and they are close to being ready to welcome the public back safely. They have been working on their exhibition spaces and have been updating content and displays. The exhibit gallery — along with indoor and outdoor special event programming — will be the first phase of their re-opening, with more to come later this year.

As a charitable, non-profit organization, the Space Centre depends on donor support to continue providing educational STEAM programming online and onsite. To donate, visit

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