Science World: The Science Behind Pixar Review

Diana Chan May 28, 2018 British Columbia, travel

Science World at TELUS World of Science always has awesome exhibits coming into town. From May 19, 2018 – January 6, 2019, you can take a peek into the magic of Pixar and explore the science behind some beloved animated films like Toy Story to The Incredibles.

This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. It is an exhibit for those who are interested in seeing all the hard work that goes into each animated film.

Fun Facts About Pixar

As you walk to the exhibit on the 2nd floor, you will see these large pieces on the wall with some fun facts about each Pixar movie. It’s crazy that each film pushes the boundaries of animated films.

Intro Film

As you enter the big green entrance, you get to watch a 5 minute film taking you behind the Pixar HQ and see how different departments come together to create a film from beginning to end.

It in a standing room only with a few seats on the sides as you watch the short film. Didn’t feel like 5 minutes to me as it was very interesting. When the film ends, you get directed to the large doors to enter the exhibit.

Life-Size Recreations

As you swing the doors open, you know you have to pose with Buzz Lightyear and take lots of photos. There are 5 life-sized figures and you need to take pictures with them all – Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Skully, Wall-E, Edna Mode, and Dory. They are scattered through out the exhibit, so keep and eye open.

Large Concept Art

There are so many things to pose with in here. Around the walls are these huge pieces of concept art that are really beautiful. You can recognize each piece from their corresponding movie.

40 Interactive Elements

There are over 40 interactive elements in here and you get to experience all the different steps in filmmaking from beginning to end.  As someone who isn’t so keen on using complex forms of math for measurements, I should have paid more attention in school.

Admission Rates

If you are already a Science World Member, you can get Pixar Membership pass for $19 to get unlimited access to The Science Behind Pixar Exhibit.

For everyone else, it is an additional $8 to the admission rates.

Final Thoughts

Overall, its a good exhibit to add on to the overall Science World experience. Lots to see and do to tired out kids and adults. This exhibition was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios and they did a great job in breaking down all the steps that go into an animated film.

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Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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