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Canada Day

canada day 2024 at science north

Science North and Dynamic Earth are situated on the traditional and ancestral lands of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory. Science North is grateful to work with First Nations across Northern Ontario and we give thanks to the Indigenous Peoples who have cared for this land since time immemorial. We pay respect to their traditions, ways of knowing, and acknowledge their many contributions to innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, past and present. We also recognize the Métis Nation of Ontario for their historic and ongoing contributions. Science North commits to deepening engagement, relationships and partnerships in order to advance truth and reconciliation, honour and reflect Indigenous ways of knowing, grow economic opportunities, and collaborate with Indigenous peoples as partners in order to inspire all people to be engaged with science in the world around them.

At Science North, we are proud supporters of Reconciliation and working towards a better Canada for all. For more Indigenous resources, please visit Indigenous Tourism Ontario


Mark your calendars! Canada Day celebrations return to Science North with a spectacular new addition: a dazzling drone show! Join us for a day to celebrate the community and culture of all Canadians, Indigenous Peoples, immigrants, and visitors to Canada / Turtle Island. More details coming soon!

We recognize that our city is buzzing with exciting Canada Day events this year, and Science North is at the heart of the celebration! We've curated an incredible lineup to complement the festivities at the Sudbury Community Arena hosted by the Sudbury Multicultural-Folk Arts Associations. At Science North, you can experience our spectacular drone show and live entertainment alongside a variety of food vendors on our stunning natural rock stage. Plus, we're making our science centre even more accessible with 50% off admission during the day and evening. Join us for an unforgettable Canada Day at Science North!


JULY 1, 2024

9:00am to 9:00pm

SCIENCE NORTH

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NEW THIS YEAR: MOVING FROM FIREWORKS TO DRONES

Get ready for an unforgettable Canada Day celebration at Science North! You heard us right — this year we are switching things up! In partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury, we will be replacing fireworks with a cutting-edge drone show that will light up the night sky in a mesmerizing display.

As our climate and technology changes, so do we! Switching from fireworks to a drone show is a more modern, eco-friendly alternative to traditional fireworks, eliminating the air and noise pollution associated with pyrotechnics. This transition will significantly reduce our environmental impact. Plus, introducing drones in our celebration allows us to confidently continue our show with or without fire bans!

Offering intricate designs, animations, and synchronized movements that are impossible with fireworks, this is a show you do NOT want to miss!

Join us for this innovative and breathtaking experience. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the big day!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

INDOOR FUN IN THE SCIENCE CENTRE
9:00am to 9:00pm

Join us for science fun all day long with 50% off general admission! And don’t forget, members get in for FREE!

  • Ever wanted to play in the science centre at night? You’re in luck! We're keeping all floors open until 9:00pm.
  • Cool down with 50% off IMAX and Planetarium shows as well! Scroll to view schedules.
  • Whizards Gift Shop and Elements Restaurant will be open from 10:00am–9:00pm.

FREE OUTDOOR FUN ON THE OUTDOOR GROUNDS OF SCIENCE NORTH
NO TICKET REQUIRED!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALONGSIDE VENDORS AT THE ROCK STAGE
1:00pm–6:00pm

Join us at the Rock Stage for live science shows, musical acts, and more exciting performances! Stay tuned for more details.

OUTDOOR MARKET
1:00pm–6:00pm (retail)
1:00pm–10:00pm (food)

Science North will host a variety of food and craft vendors on site!

  • Food vendors on site include:
    • M&M Meat Shop, Pizzeria Roma, Steven Sweets – Kettle Corn, Peach Pit, Elements
  • Retail vendors will include:
    • Mona’s Native Design, Crafting with Craiggers , the Sudbury Farmers Market , La Bohemienne, Joyful Home Inc., GaelickaArt, Wild Soul Handmade
  • Stay tuned as we announce more details and vendors!

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
1:00pm to 6:00pm

Get ready for live science demonstrations, face painting, inflatables, interactive workshops, and a host of fun activities for the whole family. It's going to be an action-packed day with more exciting details to come!


DRONE SHOW
9:45PM

Get ready for a show like no other! Hosted by North Star Drone Shows, our drone show will shine a spotlight on community and culture with Sudbury being the main storyline! The show will be weather dependent. Stay tuned for more information regarding best viewing points and length of production.


IMAX® SCHEDULE
50% OFF!


PLANETARIUM
50% OFF!

  • 10:15amPlanetarium live show
  • 11:00am — Planetarium live show
  • 11:45amWe Are Aliens
  • 1:15pm — Planetarium live show
  • 2:00pmPlanétarium en direct (en français)
  • 2:45pmWe Are Aliens
  • 3:30pmPlanetarium live show
  • 4:15pmPlanetarium live show
  • 5:00pmPlanetarium live show
  • 5:45pm — Planetarium live show
  • 6:30pmPink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
  • 7:30pmPink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
  • 8:15pm — Planetarium live show (over at 8:45pm)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A TICKET?

Outdoor activities are free and do not require an admission ticket! Indoor activities require a ticket — 50% off during the day. Members get into the science centre for free. Skip the line, buy online!

IS PARKING FREE? WHERE CAN I PARK?

Yes, parking is free and available on a first come, first served basis. Our lot will fill up. Additional parking will be available at Paris and York Streets.

IS THERE RAMSEY LAKE BOARDWALK ACCESS AT SCIENCE NORTH?

The boardwalk access along Science North’s property is temporarily closed. Our beloved wooden boardwalk along Ramsey Lake is taking a little break for some much-needed TLC and repairs, making access from Science North temporarily closed. But don't worry! You can still access the paved section of the walkway from the Paris and Elizabeth Street entrances. Our team of experts is currently assessing the repairs needed and how long our boardwalk will be closed. 

WHAT ARE THE HOURS TO GET FOOD?
  • Elements restaurant: 10:00am–9:00pm
  • Food trucks: 1:00pm–10:00pm
DO YOU HAVE WATER BOTTLE REFILL STATIONS?

Yes, we have indoor and outdoor water filling stations. Please bring your own refillable water bottle as Science North does not sell plastic bottled water.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs on leashes are permitted outdoors only. Service dogs are allowed into the centre, with proper documentation.

CAN I SWIM?

No swimming on-premises, but there is beach access to swim at Bell Park.

IS THERE A PLACE TO DRINK ALCOHOL OR SMOKE?

Alcohol will not be served or permitted onsite. Smoking is prohibited on the Science North marketplace. Cannabis is strictly prohibited on Science North grounds.

WHERE CAN I FIND A MAP?

Visit the URL here!


To plan your visit at Science North and for information about ticket sales for admission to the centre, click here.

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