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.
- 2:15PM — Sous les memes étoiles : Minwaadiziwin
- 3:15PM — Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin
WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS & PA DAYS
- 10:00AM — Le souhait de Dorian
- 10:30AM — Dorian's Wish
- 11:00AM — Experience the Aurora
- 1:00PM — Under the Same Stars: Minwaadiziwin
- 2:00PM — Sous les memes étoiles : Minwaadiziwin
- 3:00PM — Experience the Aurora
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
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
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.
45 minute experience: includes live content delivered by a Bluecoat
This is one star-studded event! Come to a free Star Party to look at the night sky through a telescope and discover what’s out there.
Gaze at the planets, the moon and other astronomical entities through powerful telescopes and binoculars, and learn how to find constellations and hear some of their mythologies.
Star Parties are held outdoors in front of the small snowflake building at Science North unless noted otherwise.
Please dress for the weather! In fall, winter and spring, wear a warm coat, gloves or mitts, and a toque. In the summer, wear long pants and sleeves, and bring mosquito repellant.
All Star Parties are weather permitting. To confirm, please call the Star Party Hotline at (705) 522-3701 ext. 243 after 5PM on the day of the party.
UPCOMING STAR PARTIES
- Friday, March 20 — 8:00pm
- Friday, April 3 — 8:30pm
- Saturday, May 2 — 9:15pm
- Friday May 29 — 9:45pm
- Friday, June 26 — 10:15pm
- Friday, July 24 — 9:45pm
- Friday, August 7 — 9:30pm
- Friday, August 21 — 9:00pm
Science Communicator, Planetarium
(705) 522-3701 ext. 321
robillard [at] sciencenorth.ca
Star Parties are generously supported by