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Science North

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Address: 100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
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+1 705-522-3701
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Let your imagination soar at Science North! Explore the fun side of science...

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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Great day for a 3-year-old!

We took my 3-year-old nephew to Science North; he had the time of his life. He's been a few times and doesn't seem to tire of the place. We had to nearly drag him away from his... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amy G
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my 3-year-old nephew to Science North; he had the time of his life. He's been a few times and doesn't seem to tire of the place. We had to nearly drag him away from his favourites (the pirate ship playground, the race track, the inventions exhibit). We spent about 3 hours inside and could have spent many more.... More 

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Thank Amy G
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Hi Amy —  Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that your nephew had a blast on your last visit! Thank you for your feedback re: activities for young adult visitors. We do have special Nightlife on the Rocks events where the science centre is open outside of its regular hours and holds activities geared specifically to the... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is just so much hands-on stuff to do and lots of great shows and activities! The forest fire 4d theatre was awesome, although I hear it might be going away - hopefully to be replaced by something bigger and better - but go see it while it's still around! The 'ready, set, move!' theatre was also pretty amazing. I'd... More 

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Thank Michael Z
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Hi Michael — Thank you for your review! I'm happy to hear that you had a blast on your latest visit to Science North. You are right that a new experience is under development for the cavern where Wildfires! is currently showing. Wildfires! is a great 4D show that has enjoyed a long run, and we're excited to bring in a... More 

North Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and do. We spent most of the day there and the kids didn't want to leave. The gas demonstration was one of our favorites, and the "blue coat" was fun and upbeat making the learning more fun. The water and sand table was one of the kids' favorite interactive displays. We will be back.

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Thank Halligan007
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'll happily pass along your nice message to our Discovery Theatre Bluecoat team, they'll be happy to hear that you enjoyed "It's a Gas!". Great mention of the stream table on the second floor — it's a great hands-on exhibit. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day today! Kids 7 and 4 were completely engaged. Highlights were the race cars on the 4th floor, flying squirrels, forest fire 4-D show. We especially enjoyed the object room on the 4th floor, keeping away the fog. We did it 2x! So much fun!

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Thank bettlork
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Hi — Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a great visit. You highlighted some long-standing favourites in the racetrack, the flying squirrels demonstration, and Wildfires! and that's so exciting to hear that you enjoyed our newest object theatre Ready, Set, Move! TWICE. That's awesome. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Science North is great for kids and teenagers. They offer an interactive and interesting experience. There's no better way to learn science than playing with it. It's worth spending the day when you're visiting Sudbury. Parents can partake on the fun too. Enjoy.

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NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Hi Luciano — thank you for your review. We agree that our favourite way to learn science is through playing, trying, and doing! Glad to hear you had a great visit in March and we look forward to your next visit! More 

Red Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved taking my neice and nephews to Science North. Lots for them to see, learn and do. Their favorite thing is the Science floor :)

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Thank Lana H
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Hi Lana — Thank you for your review! I'm so happy to hear that you had a great visit with your niece and nephew! We look forward to your next visit! More 

toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our fun visit to Science North in Sudbury was a rewarding journey. Firmly established in a gigantic rock formation there are many floors of discovery where interactive displays, video studios, curious animals and live demonstrations are all part of the fascinating learning curve. Understandingly, the center was heavily populated with families and while the children were the most vocal when... More 

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Thank hiddenvacation
Northeastern Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Great !! Many great animals. Scientific experience, ect. Was great when my daughter was a baby and we still have fun even though she's a teenager!!

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Thank Julieetbri
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I'm so happy to hear that you and your daughter have enjoyed so many great visits to Science North over the years. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place to spend the day with kids. Tons of exhibits and things to do. A bit pricey. Definitely take the whole day to see everything, not worth your money to go for only a few hours.

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NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Hi Glenna — Thanks for you review and for sharing your recommendation to plan for a whole day at the science centre. There's definitely a lot to see and do! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Northeastern Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Science North is a terrific stop if you're in Sudbury. It has activities for all age ranges and makes science and learning fun. There are many interactive activities for any age including the adults in the group! It is well worth the trip, not to mention the Imax theater when everyone needs a break! If you want to learn more... More 

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Thank kellydes2016
NinaNesseth, Manager at Science North, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Science North and our sister science centre Dynamic Earth, and their many great attractions (like the IMAX theatre) and interactive exhibits. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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