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Feed Your Brain This Summer

Nothing says summer like a summer vacation and nothing says a summer vacation like a road trip.

Two months off school and looking for something extraordinary for the whole family to do?

Then check out Science North and Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, Ontario.

Science North

Science North is a destination location for visitors from near and far.  Located on beautiful Ramsey Lake and close to Laurentian University, Science North offers activities and exhibits for young and old alike.

This is a place for hands on exploration and discovery.   From live experiments to the only IMAX Theatre in Northern Ontario, and from live animals to the nature exchange, Science North is a day long, fun filled adventure.

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Don’t miss our premier exhibit, ‘101 Inventions That Changed The World’ highlighting the best of human innovations that have altered the world as we know it.  Whether by design or by accident there is no denying all of the inventions covered in this exhibit have had a tremendous impact on our lives.   SENSORY4™ technology allows visitors to experience this amazing exhibition as if you are in a time machine and creates the affect that exhibit displays virtually come to life.

Try your luck with our new Escape Room – a great challenge for the whole family. Enjoy a show at the planetarium, visit kids friendly displays throughout the centre where build and enjoy activities abound.  The nature exchange provides budding scientists with the opportunity to trade nature finds from home for nature treasures from Science North.

Bring your lunch and sit lakeside for a picnic or enjoy a wide selection of items, on site, from Elements where healthy food options are always on the menu.

Science North is close to wherever you stay and easy to get to regardless of where you are coming from.  Once on site our ‘Bluecoats’ are always more than happy to assist you in anyway they can.

Dynamic Earth

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Looking to extend your stay and spend even more time upping your fun quota?  Then visit Dynamic Earth and the Big Nickel.  A 10-minute drive from Science North, Dynamic Earth ensures you can extend your day or enjoy an extra day of amazing activities and adventures that everyone will love.

What would it be like to me a miner?  Find out at Dynamic Earth when you get interactive and travel underground to experience a miner’s life first hand.  Operate mining equipment in our new mine training centre and get to know your rocks and minerals in the Earth Gallery.

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There’s lots to do and see at Dynamic Earth including our current exhibition, ‘Unearthed’, which documents and highlights over 4 billion years of life history on planet Earth.  Visit the BIG nickel during the day or come at night and experience The Big Nickel Show a celebration of 150 years in the City of Greater Sudbury’s history. Projected onto the surface of Sudbury’s iconic landmark. This 15-minute light and video show highlights key moments in Sudbury’s rich heritage.

Explore the new and exciting Outdoor Science Park.  Recently completed and ready for visitors of all ages, the Outdoor Science Park is a great way to enjoy a summer day with some outdoor fun, climbing, running, sliding and most of all laughing.

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A visit to Science North and Dynamic Earth are sure to fill your summer vacation with great memories.  Visit either destination, or visit both, and use the dynamic duo passport to save on entrance fees.

Science North and Dynamic Earth, two summer vacation destinations that will Feed Your Brain and nourish your mind.  Outstanding fun for all.  Visit or for all the details you need to start planning your great 2017 summer vacation science extravaganza.

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