The Living Earth
Touch a tornado, hang out in a cave, get close to giant cockroaches and poison dart frogs… The Living Earth hall has it all for an amazing natural science experience. Want more? Explore our online connections.
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See Sam the Bald Eagle, a raptor reared by the Canadian Raptor Conservancy.
Fold and fly "The Dart", a paper airplane tested by Science Centre "aerogami" engineers.
Play Croaker Concentration and match frog noises to get a jump on amphibian trivia.
Join storm chaser George Kourounis on a tour of his tornado-proof vehicle.
Try the Camouflage game to learn how animals have evolved to hide in plain sight.
Listen to the RedShift Report podcast: "Can We Control the Weather?"
View engineer Michael Pritchard's demo of a water filter that could provide safe drinking water to developing nations.
Discover the impact of 7 billion people on Earth and download an activity to make sense of the numbers.
Examine this skull and you'll see that a deer has no upper incisors. It uses its tongue to twist and pull grass then chews by grinding its lower incisors against a tough pad on its upper jaw.
Coral Reef Ecosystem
Unlike an aquarium, our coral reef ecosystem is self-sufficient—you don't have to feed the fish and other animals. Everything these creatures need grows naturally in the tank!
Touch a twister! Make this mini-tornado form and reform with a wave of your hands and learn more about nature's most violent winds.
Drinking Water Taste Test
Can you taste the difference between bottled, tap and filtered water? It's tougher than you think!
Compare the bones in a bat's wing to your own fingers and discover things that mammals have in common!
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
When threatened, these critters can make a noise louder than some household fire alarms by forcing air through special breathing pores called 'spiracles' in their abdomens.
Bird's Eye View
Take a virtual flight from a raptor's perspective—see what it feels like to soar high above the forest floor in search of prey.
Known as the Jesus Christ lizard, this reptile uses its large feet with fringes of skin along the toes to sprint across the surface of water to evade predators.
Fin Whale Skeleton
Make sure to look up and you'll spot the bones of the second largest creature to have ever lived on Earth (only blue whales are bigger).