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Explore

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, a story of humanity's fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for our quest to explore Mars and our neighbours in space.

All ages
45 minutes, includes live content delivered by a Bluecoat



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Admission Prices

Add a science centre admission for the best value! Science North Members receive a 10% discount on Planetarium admission!

General Public Members
Adults $8.00 $7.20
Seniors (65+) $7.00 $6.30
Youth (13 - 17) $7.00 $6.30
Children (12 and under) $6.00 $5.40

Star Parties

Ever wanted to look at the night sky through a telescope? Come on out to a Star Party and see what's out there!

Science North has a regular schedule of star parties throughout the year - everyone is welcome! You can gaze at the planets, the moon and other astronomical objects through powerful telescopes and binoculars. Learn how to find constellations and hear some of the mythological stories associated with them. Star parties are held outdoors in front of the small snowflake building at Science North unless noted otherwise. Please dress for the weather! In fall/winter/spring, it's a good idea to wear a warm coat, gloves/mitts and toque. In the summer, wear long pants and sleeves, and bring mosquito repellant.


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About the Planetarium

With state-of the-art digital technology, Science North’s Planetarium is the first planetarium of its kind in Northern Ontario. Feature films about astronomy and other space topics are projected on an 8.4 metre dome. The digital technologies, surround sound and special dome screen immerse audiences, taking them through the galaxies and right to the outer extremities of the known universe, billions of light years away.

Visitors will learn about the stars, planets and galaxies through live presentations presented by Science North Staff Scientists who have access to a comprehensive library of scientific data and ready-to-use educational materials, as well as advanced real time show production tools.