A current science hub, the HotZone is the place to pose questions, debate answers, scan headlines, view events and get the real story via multiple screens and stage presentations.
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Sights, sounds and stories straight from the exhibit floor…
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Listen to our latest podcast pondering a topical science question.
Discover more about the technology that drives the HotZone's interactive floor.
Check out EurekAlert!, an online global news service for the latest in current science research.
See a HotSpot presentation on the HotZone stage for a hands-on grasp of current science issues.
Explore more current science: Discover what a world population of 7 billion+ means to you and this planet.
Explore more current science: Take part in a Rock-Paper-Scissors experiment and add your data to our study.
Meet our Weston Youth Innovation Award winners and get inspired!
Big Screen Science
View relevant and engaging videos, slides, animations and live footage of the latest in science news and how it relates to you on our huge main screen. Click to screen some of our award winning creations.
Science Headline Ticker
Look up and catch the latest current science headlines up in lights. Our news flashes offer a quick overview of what Science Centre researchers find new and notable in the fields of science and technology.
Science Notes and Updates
What's new in science and why should it matter to you? Find out via the HotZone's multiple screen interfaces where you can express your opinion and explore what others think.
Bone up on topical science (Did you know the 300+ bones you're born with later fuse to 206?) with our informed Hosts and some hands-on props. It's your chance to question everything…especially us!
Interactive Floor, Part 1
Hop, skip, jump, dance across our HotZone floor and see what happens! Infrared sensors that react to your movements can produce some unexpected and engaging graphics for visitors of all ages.
Gather round the HotSpot stage for topical, hands-on presentations, developed by Science Centre staff to help you make sense of the evolving world of science and technology. about our HotSpotsHotSpots.
Interactive Floor, Part 2
Sit down and enjoy the action, or dive in and be part of our fish pond graphic interface. You don’t have to be a kid to get down on the floor and go with the flow!
You can tell the time in Hot Zone thanks to the creativity of our visitors: The "Human Clock" features images of the hour, minutes and seconds using hundreds of submitted photos.
Question of the Day
Step up and be counted! Respond to a provocative current science question and watch as your yes/no answer is added on the spot to our tally. Use the computer provided to explain your opinion.