Science North

Science North, Sudbury: Hours, Address, Science North Reviews: 4.5/5

Science North
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Let your imagination soar at Science North! Explore the fun side of science in your everyday life at Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction. A newly designed and renovated 3rd floor Northern Ecosystems exhibit gets you up close to our resident beaver, porcupine, skunk and much more! Visit the new nocturnal room and see what flying squirrels and bats do at night! Don't miss live science shows, special exhibits, IMAX(R) 3D, the digital Planetarium, the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery, and four floors of interactive science experiences.
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Katie H
Milton, Canada30 contributions
Amazing experience for the whole family
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited on a Thursday with our 7 and 4 year old this July. Note that the Science North building and Dynamic Earth are not open every day, and not usually on the same days.
We pre booked our admission, but there was lots of space for us even if we hadn't booked ahead of time.
There are many interactive shows and activities. We watched a liquid nitrogen demo in the main theater, touched a heart on the 4th floor, and at one point my 4 year old went over to a "blue coat" and said "can we do a craft?", and she told my family to come back in 15 minutes to make a shrinking charms craft! So fun!
The displays are all super fun and interactive, the staff are lovely and so excited to talk about Science, and the animals were all happy and lively!
The toddler area is closed right now, which is understandable, and the online ordering in the cafeteria was a little tricky to use, but those were the only covid challenges we found.
We are from the gta, so we have been to the Ontario Science Centre a bunch, this place has much more interactive and hands on activities.
A must see!
Written 3 August 2021
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Cindy C
Buckhorn, Canada37 contributions
great for kids
Jul 2021
The centre had just recently reopened so a lot of the attractions weren't up and running yet but we still enjoyed it. Lots of hands on things for the kids....gets them off their electronic devices! Good value for the money.
Written 26 July 2021
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sarahjrouleau5
3 contributions
Awesome
Jan 2020 • Family
I've been to Ontario Science center before the one thing I like about a science North it was completely different and I love every minute of it my children loved it too
Written 2 November 2020
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Davidtisme
Ajax124 contributions
Who invited that porcupine?
Aug 2020
A great place to all ages to visit. This science centre has something for all ages and all interests. You start by seeing and feeling what the foundation of Sudbury is really like (ROCKS!), they have movies on going as well as a lot of hands on activities and animals to see. Just listen to when someone tells you to move because Maple the resident porcupine is walking through the exhibits! Also, take time to research or bring in your own rocks to trade - something I wish I had done, you get points for knowing things about object you have and can trade for other things.
Written 17 August 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, David! We definitely hope to see you bringing some items in to the nature exchange on your next visit, we can't wait to chat again! 😊
Written 4 September 2020
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Jyceline L
McDonald's Corners, Canada30 contributions
Exhibition on Guinness Book of World Records
Mar 2020
Spent some time at the opening of this exhibition. What a wonderful event for the whole family. There are many challenges and the blue coat lab members are excellent at guiding people through the challenges. Much fun for the whole family from grandparents to young children. Truly enjoyable! I highly recommend and this is spring break now, correct?
Written 8 March 2020
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Amanda M
Lively11 contributions
Guinness Book of World Records Exhibit
Mar 2020 • Family
The new temporary exhibit at Science North is really cool and interactive. It’s great for all ages. If you are going BRING HAND SANITIZER. During flu season and with the risk of a pandemic everything in this exhibit is touch based and none is provided.
Written 8 March 2020
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Hi Amanda — Thank you for your review! I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed our brand new special exhibition The Science of Guinness World Records! Your recommendation for hand sanitizer is a great reminder for everyone who is traveling at this time. Currently, Science North offers hand sanitizer at exhibits where there is a higher risk of microbial transfer, such as with animal encounters or our interactive pin wall on the 4th floor. In light of the recent spread of COVID-19 worldwide, as an organization we are bring proactive by working with public health to ensure that our cleaning and disinfecting practices are keeping our science centre clean and safe for our visitors. I really appreciate your feedback on this issue, and I welcome any other questions that you might have! Feel free to contact me at nesseth@sciencenorth.ca
Written 9 March 2020
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randtboim
Sudbury, Canada11 contributions
Lots to see and do
Feb 2020 • Family
This is a great place for families with kids of all ages. There is so much fun and interactive stuff to see and do. There are some animals too and a butterfly conservatory. It is a bit expensive but worth the money. Many people buy memberships so they can visit again and again.
Written 5 March 2020
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Dawn T
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Great place to visit
Feb 2020 • Family
Initially unsure, the teenager's reaction. Was very positive. Not just for smaller children. There were lots of interactive displays and demonstrations. Building built within the rocks. IMAX, and Planetarium very informative
Written 16 February 2020
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Sandra R
Spanish, Canada16 contributions
great family time
Jan 2020
when kids were younger it was always a great place to spend big part of the day for all the activities available, i think its better buying a family pass if your going often comes way cheaper
Written 23 January 2020
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Pam F
Sudbury, Canada17 contributions
Always fun
Dec 2019 • Family
Science North is a great day trip. Plan to spend a good long time. The restaurant is expensive. The movie shows are good, you should watch them. The science shows are excellent. For best experience interact with the staff, the blue coats.
Written 29 December 2019
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  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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