Experience Beyond Human Limits - Now Open!

How do you perceive risk?
Do you seek thrill and excitement?
What makes an extreme sport athlete?
Do you have the personality and motivation?

Beyond Human Limits takes you inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology, and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high-energy exhibition you’ll experience the thrill of extreme sports in exciting, interactive exhibits and immersive environments. Experience the technology, creativity, and innovation inherent in these sports. Meet passionate athletes, hear their incredible stories and take in the artistry, motivation, and thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do.

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Science Cafe

Science Cafes are a regular conversation series, aiming to break down the barriers between academia and the general public. Science Cafes democratize science, taking it out of the domain of the expert and allowing everyone to voice an opinion. It pulls science away from its usual habitats of the classroom and the laboratory, and into cafes, bars, restaurants, even theatres, demystifying new developments and opening them up for public debate. Join the Science North staff and various members of the local community in this regular event, to listen, learn and share.

Extreme Sports: Risk or Reward?

March 27, 2018

Extreme sports like free climbing and BASE jumping are gaining in popularity, but not everyone can understand the allure of high speed, high altitude, and high risk. Are extreme athletes adrenaline junkies, or are they motivated by a desire to push their own limits? Should extreme pursuits be limited to adults, or should kids and teens get to engage in these sports? What are the benefits of challenging yourself through extreme sport, and what are the dangers? Is the risk worth the reward?

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Demonstration in the discovery theatre

Fire! Explosives! Soundwaves! Flying Squirrels! The Bowling Ball of Doom! In our live science demonstrations, you never know what you're going to get. Buy Tickets

Kash the Beaver

Visit Science North’s animal ambassador, Kash! Buy Tickets

An object theatre

Ready, Set, Move: This fully immersive, active and interactive theatre will take you on a journey into the world of healthy living. Buy Tickets

Wildfires Adventure entrance

Feel the excitement in Wildfire! A Firefighting Adventure Buy Tickets

The gyro

Twist, turn, tumble as you feel the gyroscopic forces that astronauts confront when training to control tumbling spacecraft. Buy Tickets

The Butterfly Gallery

Butterfly Gallery: Close to 400 free-flying tropical butterflies make their home amidst more than 200 exotic plants in this tropical environment. Watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis in the eclosion cabinet. Buy Tickets

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Can you escape?

Science North’s escape room is an interactive way to think outside the box with family and friends!

Players are locked in a room where they must solve a series of puzzles and crack codes to uncover clues to unlock the doors and escape in 45 minutes!

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Amazon Adventure 3D
Now Playing

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Now Playing

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Coming Soon

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.

Visitors will leave the planetarium with an understanding of common constellations visible in the night sky and the Anishinaabe stories that define them. Minwaadiziwin is an Ojibwe term which refers to the hope for all living things to lead a good life. As we are all on this planet together and sit under the same stars, we hope for a good life for all.

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