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Be Sure to Visit North Ontario’s Most Popular Attraction

Be Sure to Visit North Ontario's Most Popular Attraction

Sudbury is a city in Ontario, Canada, founded after the discovery of nickel ore in 1883. Science is almost synonymous with the city of Sudbury because of its rich geological landscape. Aside from dozens of surrounding lakes, the area boasts a huge impact crater known as Sudbury Basin.

Although many travel to Sudbury for the great outdoors, its Science North and Dynamic Earth attract thousands of visitors each year.

Science North: An Interactive Science Centre

Science North is an interactive science centre built in the early 1980’s by Raymond Moriyama, a Canadian architect from Toronto who designed several buildings at Brock University with partners Moriyama & Teshima Architects.

The Building

The museum features two large, snowflake-shaped buildings. The structure represents the Northern climate. The two buildings are connected by a rock tunnel, which gives visitors the opportunity to stroll through a billion-year-old geological fault discovered only a few decades ago. Inside the main building, a 20-metre fin whale skeleton hangs from the ceiling.

Science North features a boat tour of Ramsey Lake. It also includes an IMAX 3D theater, a planetarium, and many other interactive areas.

A Multi-Story Learning House

The second level of the centre holds the famous Nature Exchange, which gives visitors the opportunity to collect and research natural items like fossils and seashells. Visitors also have the opportunity to learn how to cut, grind, and polish rocks in the Lapidary Lab.

The third and fourth levels of Science North have that showcase myriad topics like the wetlands, Ontario wildlife, astronomy, and more.

Don’t Miss Science North Next Time You’re In Sudbury!

Canada is such a diverse land environmentally and geologically. Science North does a splendid job encompassing the heart of Canadian science. Enthusiasts from all over the world visit the centre and leave just a little bit smarter.