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4 Scintillating Science & Nature Museums

By Natalie & Phil Tuesday, September 30, 2014

School’s back in and it’s time to expand your mind with new educational experiences.  Why not check out a Science or Nature Museum? They’re fun, interactive & they might even earn you some extra grades!

Ontario Science Centre (GTA)

Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 4.12.27 PMThe Ontario Science Center in Toronto is an amazing place to spend the day & learn all about  science & technology in our world.  Permanent exhibits include ‘Kidspark’, ‘The Human Edge’, ever- changing Imax Films, Solar Observing & more. There are always new exhibits as well – including the very cool ‘Science of Rock & Roll’ on now until Oct. 26.

Science North (Northern Ont)

Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 4.13.14 PMScience North in Sudbury is celebrating its 30th anniversary and they’re pulling out all the stops to celebrate!  There’s the new exhibit ‘Arctic Voices’, Imax movies, a digital planetarium, amazing live science & animal demonstrations & so much more. Try your hand at being a DJ or check out the Flight Simulator. There’s so much for big, little & grown up kids to do.

Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 4.14.26 PMExplore the world of natural history at this amazing museum in Ottawa.  The permanent exhibits & interactive activities will enlighten and educate you about the world of mammals, insects, birds & fish.  Learn all about fossils, the origins of the earth & the dinosaurs.  Until Nov. 9th, you can visit the ‘Creatures of Light’ exhibit where you will learn all about creatures that produce light – outstanding!
Screen shot 2014-09-30 at 4.19.29 PMThis science museum in Windsor, Ontario aims to foster a love of science in people of all ages.  It has plenty of hands on, fun activities & demonstrations to inspire, amaze & educate visitors.  Activities & exhibits include fossil digs, shadowland & a human bubble.  There are also live animals & ongoing special events
If you’re looking for a learning experience beyond the classroom, a science or nature museum is a great place to visit.  You’ll probably learn more than you bargained for while enjoying all the interactive, fun & engaging activities
Have fun!
– Michelle Brandes, Summer Fun Guide newsletter editor. michelle@summerfunguide.ca
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