Science North's mining and geology family attraction - Dynamic Earth - will reopen Saturday, March 4 for its fourth season.
The interactive earth sciences centre takes visitors on a journey to the depths of the Earth and the far reaches of the globe. Board a glass-enclosed elevator and descend 7-storeys into a rock chasm while viewing a state-of-the-art multimedia show. Then, don a miner's hat, enter an underground tunnel, and witness the mining of the planet's precious cargo and the dramatic transformation mining techniques have made in the past century.
Back on the surface, explore two galleries full of exhibits. Uncover intriguing evidence of the massive meteorite impact that created the Sudbury Basin nearly two billion years ago. Take a seat in the Generations Barbershop and see Nickel City Stories, accounts of the events that shaped Sudbury's 120 year history. Take your picture next to the world's biggest chunk of change - the Big Nickel.
"The 2006 season promises to be our best yet," said Dynamic Earth director Mia Boiridy. "We've had three great seasons of operation with more than 170,000 visitors to date, and we've used our experiences to make Dynamic Earth better than ever for the whole family."
More information on Dynamic Earth can be found at http://dynamicearth.ca.