The Science of Guinness World Records



How have exceptional and everyday people, like you, made their way into the record books? At this special exhibition, visitors of all ages learn about the science behind Guinness World Records, along with science experiences and record breaking challenges. Learn about amazing record breakers, and yourself, as you are drawn in by inspirational stories and intriguing artifacts.

Be amazed by the fastest, longest, highest, and strongest! Learn the science behind these feats and use this knowledge to develop your skills.

Be amazing as you explore, focus, react, and endure! Challenge yourself, your friends, or your family to climb the leaderboard.

Be officially amazing and break a world record! Celebrate your unique talents and the knowledge that you are scientifically amazing. As you explore the exhibition you will engage with exhibits, attempts, workshops and multi-media experiences in the Explore, Focus, React and Endure Zones of the exhibition. Come back often to hone your skills and participate in our Officially Amazing attempts where you may be an official record breaker!

The Science of Guinness World Records was developed and produced by Science North, in partnership with Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Guinness World Records. 

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation


March 19

Help us set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title! In partnership with the Real Canadian Superstore, Science North will be hosting a community contributory event that will be OFFICIALLY AMAZING! YOU can be a part of building the largest binary coded message made with canned food items.


We wanted our event to reflect our love for STEM. As a result, our gigantic 25’ x 31.27’ (7.62 m x 9.53m) message will be made out of 8,700 cans of food and translates to SCIENCENORTH in binary.

Fun Fact: Binary is the language for computers, it uses only 1’s and 0’s which translates to an on or off electrical signal.

All canned food and proceeds from the sales of cans will be donated to the Sudbury Food Bank.


From February 26 – March 10 visit Science North or the Real Canadian Superstore to purchase a can of food and your contribution will be added to the message.


Join us in the Vale Cavern on March 11 to watch the magic happen! Our staff and volunteers will be building the message in preparation for the live adjudication event on March 19.


On March 19, an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator will be on-site to verify our record attempt and present us with an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title!

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