The H.R. MacMillan Planetarium opened its doors on October 28, 1968 and was a gift from lumber magnate H.R. MacMillan to the citizens of Vancouver. With the advent of Space exploration during the 1960s, H.R. MacMillan wanted to provide a resource facility about Space for children and future generations.
When the facility opened, it consisted of the Planetarium Theatre. With the addition of an exhibit gallery and new theatre in 1997, the Space Centre evolved into the community resource it is know for today, providing learning opportunities for everyone.
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, V6J3J9