How big is a whale? This 20-metre-long (66 ft.) fin whale is the second largest species on earth, surpassed only by the blue whale. Its skeleton was recovered on Anticosti Island and brought back to Science North for assembly by community volunteers.
Go on a journey of self-discovery! Have you ever wondered what makes each person so unique? The human body is a complex structure made up of cells that each have a specific job and define who you are. This fascinating exhibit unlocks the many mysteries that lie within ourselves – and is a lot of fun too! Test your physical skills in our fitness lab, try to lie down on a bed of nails, and make a run for it in our sprint challenge. Visit the Club Génome object theatre and learn more about cells and DNA.
Club Génome object theatre
Surrounded by high-tempo music and vibrant lights, you'll enter a cell in the human body and experience the various parts of a cell in action. Find out how cells communicate and how DNA acts as a blueprint to map out the life functions of all living things. Discover what medical breakthroughs are on the horizon thanks to genetic science.
What’s out there? Learn about Canadian astronauts, follow current NASA space missions, see a full-scale model of the Canadarm and explore our solar system and the galaxies beyond. Learn about dark matter by testing the gravity bowl, taking a look at the work happening at SNOLAB and visiting the Between the Stars object theatre.
Between the Stars object theatre
Journey to the very limits of time, space and understanding. From Galileo's inspired observations of Jupiter 400 years ago, to today's extraordinary telescopes, observatories, and space probes, every new discovery has shown us that the universe is more astonishing than we could imagine. Explore our understanding of the universe in Between the Stars. But with each answer comes new questions; none more perplexing than, "What is the universe actually made of?"
The Changing Climate Show object theatre
Sheepy, the rubber-booted and informed sheep, returns in this update of the popular object theatre show, which debuted at Science North in 2002. He's following up with us – humans – about our attempts to minimize the effects of climate change. This time, he's enlisted the help of "Fleece-Net", a global network of informed sheep, to gather vital information about current climate situations worldwide. Together, they present a picture of our vulnerabilities while also highlighting innovative solutions that are being implemented around the world. It's clear that our modern lifestyles must adapt to changing climates and continue to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Canadian satirist Rick Mercer reprises his role as the voice of Sheepy.
Speed Park Racetrack
Vroom vroom! Learning about pulley ratios, motors, and structural stability has never been such fun! It's bigger & better with a figure 8 design, banked corners, and a pit area too!
Legends of the Great Lakes object theatre
Voyage through the Earth's greatest freshwater ecosystem and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Great Lakes, and the species that call it home. Join a father and daughter camping trip on the shore of Lake Superior, and experience the remarkable stories of three key species and the significance of the Great Lakes on their past and future. This theatre features new stories created using some of the high-definition, sweeping imagery from Science North's award-winning large-format film Mysteries of the Great Lakes.
Learn more about electricity by soldering together circuits, or taking electrical equipment apart! Play with some powerful magnets. Build the structure of your dreams with K'nex and explore how gears and pulleys make work easier. Build a perpetual motion machine with a new magnetic building toy, donated by Geomag.
Explore the expanding world of computer technology. Create your own video or stop-motion animation, DJ digital music, learn about augmented reality, digitize your fingerprints, and put yourself anywhere in the world with our green screen!
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