Holidays

Holiday Season 2017

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Add a little magic to your holiday season with classic holiday family films! Tickets are only $6! Members receive 10% OFF!



Elf (G)

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.


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The Light Before Christmas (G)

After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, and stories. Opening a weathered book, he begins reading the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. Magically, Katie and Makean become characters in the poem where they learn the light of Christmas comes from the giver of all good gifts.


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Coming Soon



The Polar Express 3D (G)
100 mins - Nov 23 - 26 | Dec 21 - 23 | Dec 27 - Jan 7
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Pancakes and Pj’s


What better way to celebrate the season with the family than with a pancake breakfast with Santa? You won’t even have to get dressed! Come in your favorite cozy pjs and enjoy some quality time with the family while munching on delicious pancakes + a classic holiday film for only $10! We’ll even put in a good word for you with the big guy!

  • Saturday, December 2 – Polar Express
  • Saturday, December 16 Elf
  • 9:30am – 1pm
  • $10 + HST Members receive 10% OFF!

The Polar Express 3D

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Elf

December 16th Buy Now

Memberships: As low as $65 (plus HST)

Give the gift of unlimited access to both Science North and Dynamic Earth!

Benefits of membership include unlimited free admission to Science North and Dynamic Earth*, free admission to the NIGHTLIFE on the Rocks adult series of events, discounts on IMAX® tickets, Planetarium tickets, Escape Room, retail, food services, special events and science camp registration, as well as free admission to science centres across Canada and the U.S. (some restrictions apply). Create a full year of memories for someone special!

It’s the gift of fun, family time, and exploration!

* Excludes New Years Eve Family Fun Day and Halloween at Dynamic Earth.


Adopt an Animal Ambassador


Your adoption fee helps us teach visitors of all ages about your favourite animals, and to continue providing engaging and educational animal programming year-round.

Your $50 donation makes you an 'Official Ambassador Friend' and includes the following:

  • Choice between the adoption of one of our three Animal Ambassadors including: Saunders the Skunk, Maple the Porcupine, and Kash the Beaver
  • A plush animal toy that correlates with your chosen animal
  • A framed 'Official Ambassador Friend' certificate
  • Charitable tax receipt for the amount of your donation

DONATE BY DECEMBER 16, 2017 TO RECEIVE YOUR PACKAGE BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS!

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Gift Cards


Give an experience! Gift cards starting at as little as $20 are a great gift idea! They can be used to discover all that our science centres have to offer, including:

  • Admission to the science centre
  • IMAX Films
  • Planetarium Shows
  • Tickets to events –ex: New Year’s Eve Family Fun Day, Nightlife on the Rocks, and more
  • Tickets - Science North Annual Gala
  • Whizards Gift Shop and the Big Nickel Boutique
  • Elements quick-service restaurant, Dr. Pepper Express, or the Copper Café

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Pictures with Santa


Santa is back at Science North!

Get your pictures with Santa using our high-tech and "very scientific" green-screen* technology.

You can have your pick of 2 background images.  

Every Saturday and Sunday
December 2, 2017 – December 23, 2017
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Price: $15 +HST
Includes one 4X6 framed print and digital version via email.

*Due to green-screen technology, please do not wear any green or shade of green for your photos with Santa.

Holiday Adventure


January 2 - 5, 2017

Bring your kids on a holiday adventure with Science North, as kids explore new frontiers in science innovation. They will be traversing through the snow as they conduct cool outside experiments.

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Holiday Programming

Dark winter days getting you down? Celebrate with light! Play and experiment with light and shadow in the FedNor CyberZone and create a winter scene! Share your creation as part of a collaborative light wall.

Is a Drone on your Christmas wish list? Science North is offering Pilot classes throughout the month of December! Fly in and and learn how to safely fly a drone through our fun indoor obstacle courses in the Vale Cavern!

Sour lemons taste... sweet? Use a little science and an African fruit called the miracle berry to fool your senses in Body Zone to understand how you taste your food.

Make a mini model of the most famous space telescope, and learn how astronauts celebrate the holidays in space.

Create a dazzling Christmas tree by soldering components to your own circuit board.

Looking for some decorating and gift ideas? Turn ordinary stones into polished works of art in the Lapidary Lab.

Use liquids of different densities to make beautiful holiday ornaments.

Slime on murky water, slime on creatures…why all this goop in wetlands? Learn all about slime and get ready to get your hands dirty while making your own slime!

Visitors will use an identification key to figure out which animal made the tracks in the "snow"