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Every great innovation starts with an idea. Power of Ideas Exhibition. August 18-31.

Explore the incredible ability of the human mind to question, create and innovate with the Power of Ideas exhibition.

From the quantum to the cosmos, take a hands-on approach to learning the scientific method to better understand how we investigate the natural world. Delve into the world’s largest science experiments and examine changing ideas about our universe – even step into Large Hadron Collider, the most complex machine on Earth.



    • Wall of Ideas — Discover the real story behind some of our greatest scientific thinkers by immersing yourself in this interactive wall of ideas.
    • WhatsInTheTube — Guess what’s happening inside this massive mystery tube by teaming up to pull on large ropes. You might be surprised to discover there’s more than one way to skin Schrödinger’s cat.
    • Colliding Particles — Step in and explore the most complex machine on Earth, the Large Hadron Collider.
    • Peer into the Past — How does the cosmic speed limit help us see back to the beginning of the universe?
    • A Planet-Sized Telescope — If there was a supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, wouldn’t you want to see it? Bonus: you can stand at the edge of a black hole and watch your legs turn to spaghetti!
    • Spin to Infin’ — With the flick of your wrist, travel from the vastness of the universe all the way down to the subatomic scale. On the way, you’ll learn just how many questions scientists still have from the quantum to the cosmos.
    • Demonstration Table — Get hands-on with science demos facilitated by the Power of Ideas tour staff.

Power of Ideas is a collaborative effort, conceived by the Perimeter Institute and designed, developed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre.  

The exhibition is travelling to 60 communities across the country as part of Innovation150, a Canada 150 Signature Project that includes two exhibitions, festivals, maker workshops, online experiences and more.

Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6