Make the most of your Easter long weekend at Science North and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. Join your favorite Bluecoats for special programming throughout your science centres.
Science North and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel are open Good Friday and Easter Monday from 10 a.m .to 4 p.m. daily and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27.
The Easter bunny will be making its way around Science North!
At Science North, visitors can experience plenty of special Easter themed programming.
Visitors will have the chance to meet some furry friends and take part in Easter crafts and activities with Toddler Crafts and Easter Games in the Laamanen Room.
Children can create an egg or bunny mask masterpiece and take part in some interactive activities including sorting Easter eggs, matching the bunny tails and doing some eggcellent eggsercises.
- Make some delicious maple taffy and learn all about the science behind the production of maple syrup. Craft their own Easter egg out of clay, then decorate it and take it home.
- Construct their own Cartesian diver, with an Easter twist. This activity will test skills and knowledge of water pressure and gas laws.
- Find how much weight an egg can hold on its own, while trying to crush an egg with their hands.
- Imaginate their way to a working model of the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun, and along the way learn the connection between Easter and Astronomy - and why this is the only public holiday that doesn't stay put on the calendar from year to year.
- Join their favourite Bluecoats in the TechLab to build their own LED Flower or a motorized Scribble Bot.
- Experiment in the CyberZone with conductive materials and complete circuits using your hands and feet to make noise with the Hop-On Circuits workshop.
In addition to Easter programming, visitors can experience the world of Imaginate with the special exhibition developed by the Ontario Science Centre that inspires the inventor or creator in all of us, making innovation accessible, educational and fun.
IMAX Theatre (bold)
Experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens as it was meant to be seen – on Northern Ontario’s largest screen at the Science North IMAX Theatre.
Director J.J. Abrams shot key sequences of the movie using IMAX cameras – the highest-resolution cameras in the world. Only in IMAX theatres do these sequences expand vertically to fill the entire
screen with breathtaking image quality for a truly immersive experience.
Also playing during the Easter weekend at the Science North IMAX Theatre is Great White Shark 3D, America Wild: National Parks Adventure in 3D and The Gruffalo’s Child. For information on tickets and showtimes, visit sciencenorth.ca/imax.
SAMSSA members and accompanying member family and friends can save 50 per cent off regular price to Dynamic Earth on Saturday, March 26.
For more information about SAMSSA Days, please visit dynamicearth.ca/samssa.
New special exhibition Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived, centers around a fullscale sculpture of the largest predator ever known. At 18 metres long, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and the dominant marine predator for 15 million years before becoming extinct two million years ago.
Throughout Easter weekend, visitors can further indulge their shark fascination with interactive shark-themed workshops, as well as a screening of Sea Monsters-Megalodon at Dynamic Earth’s Atlas Copco Theatre.
Bigger and blastier than ever before, a renewed underground tour experience, seven stories below the surface, allows visitors to feel as though they are walking in the footsteps of thousands of miners that have worked in the Sudbury mines.
Historic film footage along with the latest in lighting, audio, video and special effects techniques brings realism to the tour and creates a fully immersive experience.
Visitors can follow the stories of generations of miners from early mining in the late 1800s through to
Above ground, new science exhibits in the Earth Gallery and the MacLeod Rock Gallery highlight the industry’s commitment to constant innovation through interactive, hands-on experiences, while showcasing the cutting-edge science and technology products and services developed in Northern Ontario.
Visitors can celebrate and explore exciting earth sciences from around the world while digging in a new digital sandbox, investigating dynamic earth processes, like earthquakes and exploring the world of mine safety and rescue.
To find out more about all the great Easter experiences at Science North and Dynamic Earth, visit sciencenorth.ca/megamarch.