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Vancouver - Science World & Chinatown

To get to this area, take SkyTrain to Main Street – Science World stop, or in good weather, it's fun to ride the Aquabus or Water Ferry down False Creek to the last stop, The Village. Chinatown is also easily accessible on SkyTrain, get off at Stadium - Chinatown stop.
Science World (TELUS World of Science) The geodesic dome that houses Science World is just the first thing kids love about this place. The museum is completely hands-on and kids are encouraged to experience science through every sense they have in the Eureka!, Search, Wonder (for little kids) galleries. There's also an Omnimax theater, science stage shows, and travelling exhibitions.
   

In the Search gallery, we especially liked the beaver lodge (crawl inside) and red cedar tree (sit inside the tree), heart drum in BodyWorks, and lever to lift a hippo in the Eureka! galleries.

   

Be sure to go outdoors to the Ken Spencer Science Park to see a "recycle your waste" house, chickens, urban gardening, and interactive exhibits about transportation and energy.

   

T-rex statue – Outside the museum is a huge T-Rex statue, made from leftover mechanical parts. This is part of the TD Environment Trail, highlighting issues about recyling, food and water.

  Creekside ParkNext to Science World is a super playground, particularly for younger kids. Little ones can climb up rope ladders and slide down, swings, water play area, and "mini-zip lines."
  Go kayaking False Creek is a fun area to go kayaking with kids. Rent kayaks at Creekside Kayaks, at the end of Ontario Street on the water, next to Science World.
Chinatown
      Best way to get to Chinatown, hop on SkyTrain, get off at Stadium-Chinatown.
     

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – Visit replica of a 16th century Ming Dynasty garden. In the garden are bridges over lily ponds, fossil rocks and pebbles that come from China. Admission price includes a tour. Entrance is on 578 Carrall Street.

   

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park – Next door to the garden is a Chinese-style park, shady oasis on the edge of Chinatown, with moon gate, bamboo and pine trees, turtles and koi in the pond. The park is free.

     

Festivals – Chinatown has colorful yearly festivals: Chinatown Spring Festival and Chinese New Year Parade in winter (lion and dragon dances), and Chinatown Festival in summer with Chinese arts and crafts, food, kids' corner, music and performances.

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