Science North

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

Science North
4.5
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Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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BMartin
Ontario, Canada19 contributions
Family
Kids had a good time but I think if it had not been for the virtual reality area, they would have gotten bored. Found it tricky to time everything to see it all. Blue coats well very knowledgeable. Planetarium was amazing, wish it was longer! We did not eat there, we were told the food left a lot to be desired and therefore packed food. I couldn’t even buy a coffee there. Good selections were slim and expensive. Basically warm
Pizza or a day old sandwich. Pack a lunch.
Written 18 August 2022
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Alrae T
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Wonderful experience. I was fascinated by Science North. It is built into the hill side and each level had easy access whether you walk up the ramp, use the elevator or stairs. Around every corner and nook is something fun to learn. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. The interactive displays are user friendly. Overall , a great experience and highly recommend as a must see experience if you are in Sudbury .
Written 29 July 2022
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tjsavy
New Liskeard, Canada50 contributions
Family
Science North remains a top attraction in Sudbury. Hours of interesting stuff to see and do.

However, given you’ll likely be there for a few hours, pack a lunch. The cafeteria is a disgrace to the rest of the facility. Looks and tastes like they buy pizza at the start of the day and pull out a new one as needed. They may have a soup or two as the only alternative.

My wife and young daughter got the pizza, I opted for a jerk chicken sold out of a cooler by a seemingly random guy by the cafeteria. I think I made the better choice.

It’s so unfortunate they closed the restaurant and operate the catering at a bare bones capacity.
Written 25 July 2022
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Rebecca J
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Family
Thank you to the kind person scanning the tickets into the science north main entrance on Friday July 15 around noon. I had a young girl who became very frightened of the spiders. he was very kind, reassuring her they would not hurt her and even offering it give her a special stamp that would protect her from the spiders.
While all staff were wonderful, he really stood out. We will be back when we are in the area again!
Written 16 July 2022
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Wetherstone P
Midland, Canada161 contributions
We brought our very active grandsons who were visiting us from the U.S. I was impressed with the patience and knowledge of the staff who took time to explain in terms appropriate for the boys ages any thing that they showed interest in. We were there when there were several bus loads of school children but it didn't seem extremely crowded and our boys were able to participate in a variety of activities without having to wait.
Written 25 June 2022
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Naik
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Family
It’s a nice museum with a lot of activities and shows for all ages! You can spend up to 4-5 hours while you are there and not get bored! From my understanding, they let you leave and come back using the same tickets on the same day which is good if you want to break apart the day. I would highly recommend buying tickets ahead of time because it does get filled quickly!
Written 4 September 2021
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Suzanne L
Sudbury, Canada2 contributions
My husband and I were married in August of 2021 at Science North utilizing their Pop-Up Wedding Specials. The Ceremony was held outside under a large tent overlooking Ramsay Lake and the Yacht Club. It was a beautiful backdrop for our vows. The reception in the Vale Cavern was wonderful and unique.
We also rented out the 3rd floor where the animals are on display. It was a huge hit
with all of the children who attended. Cocktails and appetizers were served here as well while we had pictures taken on the grounds.
Included in the package was 90 minutes with a professional photographer. The pictures turned out beautifully and we received them within a week of the wedding.
The Event Co-Ordinator, Legh, is a total gem.
We highly recommend this venue.
Written 27 August 2021
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Katie H
Milton, Canada38 contributions
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
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
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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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Science North is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM