Featured Exhibitions

A field trip to the Ontario Science Centre is an opportunity for students to formulate questions, explore and communicate ideas, create and assess solutions and challenge themselves to consider a world of new possibilities. Bring your class to explore these Special Exhibitions.

The AstraZeneca Human Edge

A new Exhibition Hall that explores the wonders and the possibilities of the human body

 

Now Open

The AstraZeneca Human Edge
is a brand new exhibition hall created by the Ontario Science Centre. We collaborated extensively with leading experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, physiology, bio-mechanics, and sports medicine to develop 80 active and immersive experiences within five dynamic themes.


Watch the Video: The Making of The AstraZeneca Human Edge

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How far can we push the edges of what is humanly possible?
Delve into the fundamentals of the human machine; the muscular, skeletal, respiratory and circulatory systems. Learn about strength, endurance, longevity and aging. Gaze inside the Visible Human and look at your future self with the Aging Machine. Visit our elevated glass floor and learn about the fight-or-flight response in an immersive way.

How do free divers descend to great depths on a single breath of air?
Share the experience of athletes and adventurers who are pushing their bodies to the limits in extreme environments, from the ocean floors to mountain summits. Discover how seemingly simple decisions could mean the difference between life and death.


How does the body respond when pushed past its limits?
Examine concussions, brain injuries, broken bones, diabetes and nutritional imbalances through a scientific lens. Explore the health risks of having excess body fat, including nutritional and weight loss misinformation. Learn about bionics, prosthetics and medical implants as you gain an appreciation for the science and technology involved in this field.

What changes happen to the human body as it grows from infancy to adulthood?
Explore reproduction, in-utero development, the amazing changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, proportional skeletal growth and the medical advancements aiding premature babies and their respiratory challenges. Tanks of fluorescent Zebra fish demonstrate how humans inherit traits from their parents.

What do athletes discover through rigourous training and risk taking?
Investigate the human form in motion through three common fitness activities: Running, Rowing and Dancing. Explore running biomechanics and the modern day controversies around footwear. Learn how our dance floor converts energy into electricity through movement.

Bring your students to explore these and other questions about the human body, health, fitness and nutrition, so they can get a better appreciation of just how remarkable their bodies are. Delve into the fundamentals of the human machine and discover your own personal limits.


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Sesame Street Presents: The Body

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Elmo

Closes May 5, 2014
Recommended for Grades K-3

Get to know what's under your skin at Sesame Street Presents: The Body, an amazing educational attraction featuring Elmo, Oscar, Grover and the rest of your Sesame Street friends.  This interactive exhibition teaches students how their bodies work and how to keep them healthy as they hop, jump, run and play their way through this hands-on Sesame Street adventure.

Created and produced by Sesame Workshop and Thinkwell Group, Inc. Sesame Workshop®, Sesame Street® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop.
© 2013 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved

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Dawson Dental Centres

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Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Knowledge Rediscovered 

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Closes June 7, 2014
Recommended for Grades 4-12

Celebrate important scientific and technological advancements and discoveries made by scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World. This exhibition highlights the multi-cultural roots of modern science and technology. Learn how these scholars developed the decimal point, flew the first successful glider and navigated the seas without a magnetic compass. Nine exhibition areas cover disciplines including astronomy, mathematics, optics and medicine; plus for the first time in North America see a four metre replica of Al-Jazari's 800 year-old Musical Boat that features an automatic "robot band."

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 The Science of Rock 'N' Roll

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June 11 to October 26, 2014
Recommended for Grades 4-12

Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock 'n' roll? How has technology shaped this multi-billion dollar industry? What physiological effects does rock have on our brain and body? The Science of Rock 'N' Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock – and how those tools have changed the music. Experience science in the key of rock!

The Science of Rock ‘N’ Roll is organized by Elevation Productions and distributed by Exhibits Development Group.

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