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MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

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Looking forward to being Together again

We have all had a challenging couple of months and Science North, along with our Bluecoats are excited to welcome you back. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many industries, organizations, and communities all around the globe. Here at Science North, we are moving towards the new 'normal' while focusing on the safety of our staff, members and visitors.
 
I am happy to report that our team has been working extensively during this time to develop a reopening plan, that is guided by the recommendations of our government and Public Health officials to gradually welcome back our staff, members, and visitors.
 
As a leader in science, we have adjusted our experiences for the safety of our visitors and provided new programming or enhancements that you will experience when we open our doors to the public.
 
Here is a quick snapshot of the safety measures and protocols we have put in place.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to Science North.

— Guy Labine, CEO, Science North


HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT

We’­ve missed you and have been hard at work at getting our science centre ready for your arrival. Your health and safety are our top priority. We have made some changes, so you can focus on having fun.

NEW!

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS ONLY!

SCIENCE CENTRE

  • Morning Session: 9am—1pm
  • Afternoon Session: 2pm—6pm

WHIZARDS GIFT SHOP

  • 11am—1:30pm
  • 2:30pm—6pm

NEW!

PARKING

  • FREE ALL SUMMER!

NEW!

PRICING

  • Adults: $22
  • Kids: $18
  • Youths: $20
  • Seniors: $20
  • Babies: 0—2 are FREE!
  • Members: FREE!

NEW!

LUNCH PICKUPS

  • Order your lunch online and pick it up at Elements when you are ready!

ORDER ONLINE

CONTACT TRACING

  • To assist the public health department and the government of Canada with contact tracing, we will be asking all visitors to provide an email address upon arrival at the science centre.

LIMITED CAPACITY WITH TIMED VISITS

  • To avoid over-crowding, both members and the general public will purchase tickets online for either a morning visit from 9am—1pm or an afternoon visit from 2pm—6pm
  • Tickets will only be valid for the timeslot selected
  • Visitors are required to leave after their timeslot expires
  • In-person purchases will not be available

FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED

  • For your safety: wear a non-medical mask or face covering!
  • To protect each other, Bluecoats and visitors ages 2 or older are required to wear either cloth, paper, or disposable face coverings
  • Only visitors with specific medical conditions preventing the use of these will be permitted to enter the science centre without a face covering or mask
  • Face coverings are not required for outdoor Science North activities or on The Patio
  • Wearing a face covering is proven to slow the spread of viruses

DO:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands before putting it on
  • Wash your hands before taking it off
  • Make sure it fits well and covers your nose and mouth
  • Change your face mask when it gets wet or dirty
  • Remove your mask by only touching the loops or ties
  • Dispose of single-use face coverings into a lined garbage bin and wash your hands
  • Consider investing in a reusable mask to reduce the impact on landfills

Kindness is important. Specific medical conditions may prevent some people from wearing a mask or face covering.

Science North facemasks provided by Covergalls. Available for purchase at Whizards Gift Shop.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • We ask that all visitors respect and follow distancing protocols at all times by staying 2 metres apart
  • Water fountains: only the bottle refill option will be available. The push-button fountain will be deactivated.

FLOOR MARKINGS

  • When present, please stand on the floor markings until the person or group ahead of you moves to the next marking

KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN

  • Follow the directions provided and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to keep you and others safe
  • Hand sanitizing and increased hand washing stations will be available throughout the science centre

STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK

  • If you have a fever or cough, please stay home and reschedule your visit at least 14 days after your last symptoms. This measure is to protect the health and safety of our community and the most vulnerable citizens.

FOLLOW BLUECOAT DIRECTIONS

  • Our Bluecoats are here to keep you safe, guide you, and help you have fun. Please follow their directions at all times and we encourage you to talk to our Bluecoats with any questions you may have during your visit.

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All tickets must be purchased online. In-person purchases are not available.

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HOW ARE WE KEEPING YOU SAFE?

LIMITED CAPACITY

  • Following guidelines from provincial and public health officials, Science North will allow for 300 visitors during the morning session and 300 visitors during the afternoon session.

ENHANCED CLEANING

  • New cleaning protocols include frequent disinfecting of all high-touch surfaces. Each exhibit will close temporarily throughout the day for additional cleaning. Between timed sessions the science centre will be cleaned in its entirety twice daily. All staff will practice frequent sanitization of common areas.

ACCESS TO CLEANING SUPPLIES

  • Hand sanitizing and increased hand washing stations will be available throughout the science centre.

HEALTH CHECKS: STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

  • All staff will submit to daily health screenings and will be monitored throughout the day for changes in their health status. All staff and volunteers will be wearing required PPE.

TRAINING: BLUECOATS, TEAM MEMBERS & VOLUNTEERS

  • All of our Bluecoats and team members have completed specialized training on personal sanitization, health and safety protocols for visitors, and how to use and remove personal protection

REDISCOVER YOUR SCIENCE CENTRE!

WHAT'S OPEN?

NEW EXPERIENCES!*

BUBBLES OF FUN

  • What's better than beautiful colourful bubbles on a nice summer day? Bubbles that are as big as you are! Join our Bluecoat for fun with giant bubble wands and our special soap solution.

NATURE EXPEDITION

  • Come and join us in a hunt for aquatic “bugs”. You will see aquatic invertebrates up close and discover some of their amazing adaptations. This activity is open to anyone who is curious to learn about some of the mysteries of these underwater inhabitants.  
    (Not available July 11 and 12)

BUTTERFLY COUNT

  • Are you curious and concerned about butterfly populations in the Sudbury area? Join us in the North American Butterfly Association program (NABA) citizen science project and learn about butterflies.

GARDEN TOURS

  • Are you interested in learning about gardening and how to incorporate native plant species to help naturalized your space? Walk through Science North’s natural gardens with our Bluecoats and learn the ins and outs of gardening with native plant species.

ONE-ON-ONE BLUECOAT SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS IN THE DISCOVERY THEATRE

LIVE DISCOVERY SHOWS IN THE VALE CAVERN

* These timed experiences will have limited group sizes. Please sign-up in the lobby at the time of your arrival.


SCIENCE CENTRE

1ST FLOOR

  • Vale Cavern

2nd FLOOR

  • Excluding F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery

3rd FLOOR

  • These experiences will have limited group sizes:
    • Discovery Theatre (limited group experience)

4th FLOOR (some experiences will be closed)

  • These experiences will have limited group sizes:
    • Ready, Set, Move!
    • Climate Action Show

THE PATIO

  • Your ultimate summer experience awaits! Join us for signature brews and spirits paired with a summer-inspired menu.
  • See hours of operation and details here.

WHAT'S CLOSED?

Due to physical distancing protocols and to safeguard the health and safety of our visitors, some attractions are not available at this time.

  • IMAX® Theatre
  • Coca-Cola Corner Canteen
  • The Science of Guinness World Records Special Exhibition
  • Planetarium
  • Elements cafeteria — food will be available for pickup only
  • Toddler Treehouse
  • F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery
  • 4th floor — some areas will be closed
  • Dynamic Earth and the Outdoor Science Park

YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE HAVE ANSWERS!

TICKETS

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

Tickets can only be bought online. The general public and members must get their tickets by following this link.

WHAT ARE THE TICKET PRICES?
  • Adults: $22
  • Kids: $18
  • Youths: $20
  • Seniors: $20
  • Babies: 0—2 are FREE!
  • Members: FREE!
HOW DO I BUY MY TICKETS ONLINE?

Follow this link.

I'M A MEMBER! HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS ONLINE?

Follow this link.

CAN I BUY TICKETS IN PERSON?

No. All tickets must be acquired online.

HOW LONG IS MY TICKET GOOD FOR?

The morning session tickets are good from 9am to 1pm. The afternoon session tickets are good from 2pm to 6pm.

HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN THE SCIENCE CENTRE?

You are permitted to stay in the science centre for the period that you reserved, either the morning session from 9am—1 pm or the afternoon session from 2pm—6pm.

FOR MEMBERS

WHAT IS THE COST?

Your tickets are free.

DO I STILL NEED TO RESERVE A TICKET?

Yes, you do. Please reserve your tickets online by following this link.

CAN I RESERVE TICKETS IN PERSON?

No. You must reserve online by following this link.

CAN I STAY ALL DAY?

No. You must choose either a morning session or an afternoon session. The science centre will be closed in between sessions for cleaning.

CAN I APPLY MY DISCOUNT FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY?

Due to the unique situation and the new discounted pricing, the member discount for friends and family will not be available at this time.

HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS ONLINE?

Follow this link.

TIMED VISITS

HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN THE SCIENCE CENTRE?

Each visit has a limit of 4 hours.

CAN I STAY FOR THE WHOLE DAY?

No. You must choose either a morning session or an afternoon session. The science centre will be closed in between sessions for cleaning.

WHAT IF I MISSED MY ALLOTTED TIME SLOT?

We will book you in another time slot.

CAN I GET A PARTIAL REFUND IF I ONLY USED HALF OF MY ALLOTTED TIME?

No.

HOW WILL YOU KNOW THAT I'M EXCEEDING MY ALLOTTED TIME IN THE SCIENCE CENTRE?

A closing announcement will be made and Bluecoats will guide visitors to the lobby.

WHAT IS OPEN?

Click here.

WHAT IS CLOSED?

Click here.

WHY ARE CERTAIN EXPERIENCES CLOSED?

Due to physical distancing protocols and to safeguard the health and safety of our visitors, some attractions are not available at this time.

WHAT ARE THE NEW EXPERIENCES?

Click here.

FOOD AND DRINKS

IS THE CAFETERIA STILL OPEN?

No. You can order lunch online for pickup here.

IS THE CANTEEN OPEN?

No. You can use our vending machines or order lunch for pickup here.

HOW DO I ORDER FOOD?

You can place an order by going outside to The Patio or via our online ordering system here.

HOW DO I PAY?

You can pay online or in-person at The Patio.

DO I HAVE TABLES TO SIT AT?

The tables that were once available between the lobby and cafeteria will no longer be accessible. Visitors that ordered food will be permitted to sit at the tables located outside on The Patio.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD?

Yes. However, due to health and safety concerns, the tables that were once available between the lobby and cafeteria will no longer be accessible. The tables on The Patio have limited seating and will only be available to paying patrons. There is a picnic area located outside near the boardwalk.

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