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The Nature of Things Screening Series

Increase your understanding of the natural world in engaging, delightful and inspiring ways. Join us for an exclusive preview of The Nature of Things family-friendly documentaries.

Hosted by the CBC, each documentary preview will be followed by an expert panel discussion.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to delve into the science behind the nature of things – from the complex matriarchal societies in the animal kingdom to the power of poo!

Free with General Admission to the Ontario Science Centre.


Mommy Wildest

January 20, 2018

Mother lion licking her cubs headMommy Wildest is a compelling, intimate portrait of three animal families -- where the females rule and mother knows best! Enter the lives of fierce lions, majestic elephants and regal baboons to see how they form sisterhoods to raise their families. 

Filmed in Kenya, Mommy Wildest presents the research of leading scientists to reveal how these societies have evolved -- and what we can learn from them.

4:00 p.m.

Free with General Admission to the Ontario Science Centre.

Select this link for your free auditorium ticket.

Imperial Oil Auditorium on Level 1


Myth or Science: The Power of Poo

March 31, 2018Jennifer Gardy pouring blue liquid from a beaker while wearing a white lab coat.

Join intrepid scientist Jennifer Gardy as she tackles a topic that’s not exactly something we talk about in polite company.Take a closer look at poo!

Myth or Science: The Power of Poo takes a journey to find out whether poo is simply waste to be banished or a valuable by-product that has the power to revolutionize our health.

Researchers believe it’s scientific gold and are convinced poo holds secrets that could help change our lives. But are they full of it?

Take a peek at real life experiments with the world’s top researchers to get answers to age old questions like, what makes poo smell better and do dogs face north or south when they do their business?

4:00 p.m.

Free with General Admission to the Ontario Science Centre.

Select this link for your free auditorium ticket.

Imperial Oil Auditorium on Level 1