Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself!  Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In honour of the longest day of the year, these two organizations will open the doors of their unique building for an engaging partnership event filled with activities, lectures, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, food and so much more.

First Nations knowledge holders Woody Morrison and Latash Nahanee will perform Solstice themed storytelling. Participants will learn how the Haida and Squamish approach and celebrate Solstice on this day, one that is now recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day. Knowledge holders will be joined by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, Professor at the UBC Faculty of Forestry and Keely Langford, Park Interpreter at Metro Vancouver Parks to animate biological interpretations of Solstice and seasonal change in our city. 

Grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where you will learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.

Feature Planetarium Show
Solstices in the Solar System
: HRMSC Astronomer Kat Kelly will take you on a visual journey through with a cosmic perspective on solstices and seasons through the solar system, and what that may tell us in our search for life in the universe.

Demonstrations on how we find exoplanets, their orbits, seasons, solstices, and which of these might be suitable for life will be shown at GroundStation Canada and the Cosmic Courtyard will be animated with art stations and interactive displays.

Your ticket includes admission to all this plus access to the special Solstice Planetarium show and all MOV exhibitions, and that’s not all! This 19+ event features music, a cash bar, and delicious on-site food truck options, like Roasted Revolution and Taste of Heaven. Be sure not miss out on this memorable premiere event celebrating the start of Summer!

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: 7:00pm to 12:00am

TICKETS: $25 early bird tickets until June 14th, regular $30.
Choose between either the 7:00pm, 8:30pm or 10:00pm planetarium show when purchasing your tickets.

Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets available at the door!

This is a 19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry.


On-Site Food Trucks


Roasted Revolution

The revolution is upon us, and turns out it's roasted to perfection. Roasted Revolution is taking to the streets, serving up a whole lot in the way of roasted eats. Because to them, that simple corn on the cob is an empty palette to which they're adding a whole lot of colorful ingredients, making it an instant palate pleaser!


Taste of Heaven

Taste of Heaven is a social enterprise from NightShift Street Ministries, a non-profit organization in Surrey that feeds love, hope, purpose and nightly meals to people who are stuck in some of life’s most difficult situations – poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and loneliness. Every meal purchased at Taste of Heaven supports NightShift’s nightly outreach and daily continuing care services for these special friends.

Our menu, like our mission, is simple. Delicious, mouth-wateringly good gourmet sausages in a bun, served with all natural potato chips, and thirst-quenching, hand-brewed soda. Every sandwich is made on the spot, with the freshest ingredients. Our sausages in a bun (including a vegetarian option) are so satisfyingly scrumptious, we know you’ll come back for more! But don’t take our word for it – tasting is believing!


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