Science North’s Planetarium is the first of its kind in Northern Ontario! 

The digital technology, surround sound and an 8.4-metre dome screen immerse audiences in voyages to the edge of the known universe, billions of light years away.

Also, Science North Staff Scientists use our comprehensive library of scientific data, ready-to-use educational materials, and advanced real-time production tools to teach more about the stars, planets and galaxies through live presentations.


star parties

Join Science North Bluecoats for free Saturday night Star Parties from April 10 – September 18, 2021. Star Parties run for 2 hours and are located at the outdoor Pavilion beside the Patio. Sky map and orientation to the night sky provided, bring a chair and binoculars to find hidden gems. Sign-up onsite for viewing time with our telescope (mask required). For cool weather – dress warmly! For warm weather, expect mosquitoes!

Star Parties are weather permitting. To confirm, and for exact times, please call the Star Party hotline at (705) 522-3701, ext. 243 after 5pm on Saturday. Keep looking up!


JULY 31 @ 10:15pm


  • August 7 — 10:00pm
  • August 14 — 7:00pm (virtual) / 9:45pm (in-person)
  • August 21 — 9:15pm
  • August 28 — 9:15pm
  • September 4 — 9:00pm
  • September 11 — 7:00pm (virtual) / 8:45pm (in-person)
  • September 18 — 8:30pm



dorian's wish

An interactive show especially for children. Explore the wonders of the Planetarium through a unique child’s eye view of the skies in this whimsical and innovative production. Mixing elements of traditional storytelling with digital technology, every show is slightly different as the children in the audience choose what they want to see.

Best for children ages 2 to 6

20 minutes

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experience the aurora

Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle. This immersive show is the next best thing to being under the Great White North’s winter night sky. Unearth the science behind auroras, and learn about mankind’s quest to find and understand this incredible phenomenon.

Best for children ages 8+

45 minutes, includes live constellation tour delivered by a Bluecoat

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under the same stars: Minwaadiziwin

under the same stars: minwaadiziwin

The First People were scientists and innovators, carefully tracking and moving with the seasons and creating inventions that allowed them to survive in the northern forests of our country.

With this close connection to the natural world, the Indigenous People of Canada developed a strong culture, rooted in respect for the environment. Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin aims to give visitors a chance to learn about the Indigenous worldview and sit at the fire with two people who are connected to the traditional ways.

All ages

45 minute experience: includes live content delivered by a Bluecoat

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Lucie Robillard
Science Communicator, Planetarium
(705) 522-3701 ext. 321
robillard [at]

canadian space agency

national sciences and engineering resources council of canada

Star Parties are generously supported by


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