REDISCOVER YOUR SCIENCE CENTRE, ALL GROWN UP!
it's not your average place to play...
NIGHTLIFE on the Rocks is a series of nights just for adults. Enjoy an entertaining evening filled with creatures, cocktails, and concoctions as you and your friends are dazzled by our hot topics, live experts, and savvy science. It's a night out that you can't find anywhere else. What are you waiting for?
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
NIGHTLIFE ON THE ROCKS
Event schedule coming soon!
Admission to the Science Centre
Special Hands-On Activities
Live Science Shows
Live Trivia with Nickel City Trivia
Cash Bar and Food for Sale
* NIGHTLIFE ON THE ROCKS EVENTS ARE 19+
Early Bird – $18
(Early bird pricing ends the Sunday prior to each event)
General Admission – $20
COVID-19 QUESTIONS AND PROTOCOLS
- HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Tickets can only be purchased online. The general public and members must get their tickets by following this link.
- I'M A MEMBER! HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS ONLINE?
Follow this link.
- WHAT IS SCIENCE NORTH DOING TO KEEP ME SAFE?
Your health and safety are our top priority. We have made some changes, so you can focus on having fun. Limited capacity for the event and activities, contact tracing, face coverings, enhanced cleaning and increased handwashing stations are some of the ways in which we are working to keep you safe.
- DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK DURING THIS EVENT?
Yes, while you are inside the science centre, masks are required. 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. The only location where your mask is not required is in our designated area for food and beverages on the fourth floor. Failure to follow our mask policy may result in being removed from the facility.
- WILL FOOD AND DRINKS BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE?
Yes, debit, credit and cash will be accepted for food and beverages. However, all food and beverages must be consumed in a designated area, which is near the Prototype Lab area on the fourth floor.
- I HAVE NIGHTLIFE BUCKS FROM A PAST EVENT, CAN I USE THEM?
Yes, any NIGHTLIFE Bucks that expired on March 31, 2020 will be accepted. New NIGHTLIFE Bucks will not be available for purchase, however, debit, credit and cash will be accepted for food and drink purchases.
- WHAT IS THE CAPACITY LIMIT OF THIS EVENT?
- WILL I BE REQUIRED TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE FROM OTHERS?
Yes, we ask that all visitors respect and follow distancing protocols at all times by staying 2 metres apart. When present, please stand on the floor markings until the person or group ahead of you moves to the next marking.
- WILL THE SPACE BE REGULARLY SANITIZED?
Yes, Bluecoats will be disinfecting and sanitizing each station and all high-touch surfaces throughout the night.
- WILL THERE BE ADDITIONAL HANDWASHING OR SANITIZATION STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CENTRE?
Yes, sanitizing and increased hand washing stations will be available throughout the science centre.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- WHAT ARE NIGHTLIFE ON THE ROCKS EVENTS?
NIGHTLIFE on the Rocks events are evening events for adults aged 19+ and each has a unique, adult theme. You'll also find activities, workshops, shows, presentations, guests, music, and drinks.
- WHEN ARE THESE EVENTS?
We host six NIGHTLIFE events per year in February, March, May, July, September, and November.
Our July event is hosted at Dynamic Earth with all other events hosted at Science North.
All events take place on Fridays from 7—10pm.
- WHERE DO I GET TICKETS?
Buy tickets online and avoid the line-up!
You can also purchase tickets at the door before and during the event.
- WHERE CAN I FIND EVENT INFORMATION?
We post event specific details about a month prior to the event date.
- DO I GET ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE SCIENCE CENTRE?
You will have access to each of the areas of the science centre that are open. Some events will have all levels/floors open while others will not.
- DO I HAVE TO SHOW UP AT 7PM SHARP?
You do not, however, we recommend arriving early on so you can fully enjoy all of the activities we have to offer.
- WHAT CAN I DO AT THESE EVENTS?
Each event is specifically themed for an adult audience and features activities, workshops, and guests to fit that theme. You can play with exhibits, participate in activities and workshops, talk to guest experts, watch a show in the Discover Theatre, all while hanging out with friends, both old and new!
The majority of activities run from 7—10pm, however, shows and workshops may run on a timed schedule.
- CAN I GET FOOD / DRINKS AT THESE EVENTS?
You sure can! Food and drinks are available for purchase at each event using NIGHTLIFE Bucks. Please ensure yourself a safe ride home — we'll be happy to call you a cab!
- WHAT ARE NIGHTLIFE BUCKS?
NIGHTLIFE Bucks are our form of event currency. This helps to speed up the lines for food and bar by eliminating the need to count and dispense change.
- 1 NIGHTLIFE Buck = $1
- NIGHTLIFE Bucks expire on March 31st of every year
- NIGHTLIFE Bucks can be purchased at the front desk or inside of the science centre.
- IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
We do not have a dress code. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!
- IS THERE A COAT CHECK? *
We offer a free coat check throughout the winter months.
- IS PARKING AVAILABLE? *
During busy events, we have a parking guard to help you out when the lot begins filling up. Parking for NIGHTLIFE events are free. You may also leave your car overnight if you're unable to drive it home.
- WHY SHOULD I ATTEND NIGHTLIFE EVENTS?
They're super fun and meant for an adult audience! You get to hang out in the science centre while grabbing a drink and playing games with your friends. It's a chill atmosphere where we always have great music, interesting guests, and cool science!
* We are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items