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March Break 2015

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Join us during March Break for lots of science FUN - special exhibitions, programs, IMAX films and more! Click here for Tips for a Great March Break Visit.

 Download our March Break What's On Flyer / Guide Map.

 Weekend Demo times and Monday – Friday Demo times.

BRAIN: The Inside Story

BRAIN: The Inside Story exhibition poster

Daily

Step into the amazing, changing brain! Explore the way the human brain works, specifically as it relates to senses, emotions, thinking, how the brain ages, and how technological advances may change our brains in the future. An exhibition for neurons of all ages!

Level 6
Special Exhibition Hall

TRIASSIC:  Dawn of the Reptiles with Safari Jeff

Safari Jeff

Daily at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Join Safari Jeff as he leads you on a thrilling adventure where you will discover amazing animals from around the world. Safari Jeff and his live reptiles will teach you about the ecosystem, balances in nature, roles of wildlife and ancient dinosaur history all in one show. Seating on the floor only.

Level 2
Procter & Gamble Great Hall

Cool Science

Cool Science

Monday to Friday at 10:30 am, 12 pm, 2:30 pm, 4 pm

Think this past winter was cold? No need to bundle up for this demo as you chill out with the coolest material you’ll ever encounter. Get ready to see the surprising ways that solids, liquids, and gases react when exposed to temperatures colder than outer space.

Level 2
Compaq Studio 2

IMAX Films 

IMAX films

Come join us for a film. Your senses will be overwhelmed at Ontario's only IMAX® Dome theatre. Purchase a COMBO ticket and save! Admission to the Science Centre and an IMAX film:
Adults $28 (save $7)
Youth & Senior $22 (save $3)
Child $19 (save $3)

Buy online now. Check the schedule for films and times.

Now playing for March Break:
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, Great White Shark, Under the Sea, IMAX Hubble, Rocky Mountain Express

Level 2
Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre

Eyes On The Skies (ages 0 - 5)

Eyes on the Skies

Daily at 10:30 am, 11 am 

This lively program introduces children to the nighttime sky through singing, connect-the-stars constellations and a journey to the Moon!  For children under the age of 5. Limited capacity. Doors close promptly at show time.

Level 4
Planetarium, Space Hall

The Extreme Universe (ages 8+) 

Cosmic Journeys

Daily at 12 pm, 1 pm

Experience our Universe like never before. Journey through space to witness the explosive death of a star. Discover the destructive powers of black holes and learn how astronomers "see" the invisible. Closer to home, witness the breathtaking beauty of a solar storm and learn about instruments that are pushing our ideas of the extreme to new limits. Limited capacity. Doors close promptly at show time.

Level 4
Planetarium, Space Hall

The Sky Tonight 

The Sky Tonight

Daily at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm

Discover what's visible in the sky tonight in this live planetarium demonstration. Take in the beauty of the night sky while our presenter points out constellations and other objects of interest. Learn about upcoming celestial events and take home a star chart that will help you stargaze from your own backyard. Limited capacity. Doors close promptly at show time. 

Level 4
Planetarium, Space Hall

JiggiJump: The World's Greatest Machine

JiggiJump: The World's Greatest Machine

Daily at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Bring your jumping shoes for this musical aerobic adventure, live on stage! JJ Kangaroo is loose in the Science Centre looking for the world's greatest machine and he needs our help to find it. It's a half hour of fun, fitness, music, lights and effects perfect for young children and families.

Level 6
Rock Paper Science Hall

Electricity Demo

Electricity Demo

Weekends at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm
Weekdays at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5 pm  

The Science Centre’s most shocking demonstration! You’ll get a charge out of the Van de Graaff generator (a.k.a. “The ball that makes your hair stand up”) and find out “what’s watt” with this whole electricity thing!

Level 6
Science Arcade

Papermaking

Papermaking

Daily at 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
* Saturday March 21 at 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm

Transform plants and scrap paper into new paper. Watch the papermaking demonstration and note the steps used to make paper, and then take away the instructions and try it at home.

Level 6
Rock Paper Science Hall

Science Hot Spot

Science Hot Spot in the Weston Family Innovation Centre

Daily

Plug into live presentations about current science.

Level 6
Weston Family Innovation Centre

Make It!

Make It! origami crane

Daily at 11 am, 1:30 pm, 4 pm

Join our Science Centre Hosts as we create and innovate together in this hands-on activity in our Challenge Zone.

Level 6
Weston Family Innovation Centre

!dea Gallery- The Archive and Everyday Life

The Archive and Everyday Life

Daily

McMaster University students were asked to make an archive using objects and experiences in their everyday lives and then to critically reflect on the process – an activity that resonates with scientific practices of collection and classification in an unexpected way. This exhibition embraces art, theory and the everyday to convey new ways of being and perceiving.

Level 6
!dea Gallery

Research Live! 

Concussion & You - Research Live!

Daily

Concussions Happen: "What do we know?" 
Explore and learn through interactive research.
Following a concussion, there is a disruption in overall brain function that may not be identified using a variety of techniques. The Holland Bloorview's Concussion Research Centre will be getting visitors involved by testing their attention and balance using novel interactive systems called Neurotracker and Neurobalance. The data collected will be used to establish a healthy population baseline to compare against children and youth who receive treatment for a concussion.

Level 6
Rock Paper Science Hall

Hydro One's Electricity Discovery Centre

Hydro One Electricity Discovery Centre

Daily

Visit Hydro One's Electricity Discovery Centre, a 1,000 square-foot (93 square-metre) interactive mobile education centre filled with exhibits and activities that engage visitors of all ages about Ontario's power system. Learn about electricity safety, conservation and how Hydro One delivers electricity safely and reliably to customers in your community and across the province.

Presented by March Break Sponsor: Hydro One

Level 2
Outside the IBM School & Tour Group Entrance

Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Daily

Join the Recycle Your Electronics team at this hands-on, interactive exhibit with video featuring Alan Nursall from Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet. Follow the path of technology as it gets recycled right here in Ontario, and explore how we can all design technology for the future. Go head-to-head in challenges, design new tech ideas at interactive displays and get engaged with science and technology!

Presented by March Break Sponsor: Ontario Electronic Stewardship


Level 1
Carlton Cards Mezzanine

 

Programs, films and schedules subject to change.
Please check onsite information boards on Levels 4 and 6 for updates.

  • Thanks to our
    March Break Sponsors!

    hydro one, Partners in Powerful Communities
    OES, Ontario Electronic Stewardship
  • IMAX® Dome Films

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  • Guide Maps

    Download a copy of our What's On Flyer & Guide Map for visitors. Printed copies of this map are also available in English and French when you arrive at the Centre.