The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is located in the same building where the Museum of Vancouver is located, the MOV. It was planned by the architect Gerald Hamilton, a futuristic building, that reminds in its shape a flying plate, and it seems that there is no better building for this subject.
Among the fields that can be learned here are navigation lunar robots, spacecraft design, introduction to the International Space Station, a look at the Apollo 17 spacecraft, the study of space and the solar system and the development of the space industry and the space program of Canada.
One of the popular attractions at the MacMillan Space Centre is a simulator that depicts the feeling of flying through space. With this simulator you can feel how astronauts feel in space, and how space flights operate.
At the center is a planetarium, with a laser and star show, in a panoramic display of 360 degrees, on a dome with a diameter of 20 meters. This is one of the interesting corners in the center. Visitors can learn about topics like relations to the universe, the Milky Way galaxy, and the solar system.
There is a small observatory here, that enables visitors to see stars and learn about the status of each star, and what it is made of.
At the center, established in 1968 and named after a local rich industrialist, are held public events and lectures, whose purpose is to enhance the scientific knowledge of space, and humankind's approach to it.