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Journey To Space


Space Shuttle Endeavour sits at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL; just before being launched into space.

Space Shuttle Endeavour sits at the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, FL; just before being launched into space.

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View of the International Space Station orbiting above Earth, taken from an approaching space shuttle.

View of the International Space Station orbiting above Earth, taken from an approaching space shuttle.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral on its final mission to the International Space Station, marking the final STS mission, and the end of the Space Shuttle Program.

Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from Cape Canaveral on its final mission to the International Space Station, marking the final STS mission, and the end of the Space Shuttle Program.


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Engineers work on the finishing touches of Orion, before its first test launch in late 2014.

Engineers work on the finishing touches of Orion, before its first test launch in late 2014.


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CGI depicts Orion above the Space Launch System, in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

CGI depicts Orion above the Space Launch System, in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Mars.

Mars.

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CGI depicts Orion, atop the Space Launch System, blasting off from Cape Canaveral, FL.

CGI depicts Orion, atop the Space Launch System, blasting off from Cape Canaveral, FL.

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CGI depicts Orion above Earth, shortly after liftoff.

CGI depicts Orion above Earth, shortly after liftoff.

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CGI depicts a spacecraft transporting humans to the Red Planet.

CGI depicts a spacecraft transporting humans to the Red Planet.

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CGI depicts a lander craft making its way through the Martian atmosphere, visualizing what it will take for humans to one day walk on the Red Planet.

CGI depicts a lander craft making its way through the Martian atmosphere, visualizing what it will take for humans to one day walk on the Red Planet.

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QUANTUM: The Exhibition


Close-up of the word

Close-up of the word “Quantum” in neon from quantum all around us exhibit panel.

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Image of Curiosity killed Schrödinger’s cat interactive exhibit panel.

Curiosity killed Schrödinger’s cat interactive exhibit panel.

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Image of the two rules of quantum mechanics exhibit panel.

The two rules of quantum mechanics exhibit panel.


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Image of Quantum all around us exhibit panel.

Quantum all around us exhibit panel.


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Image of visitors interacting with the binary challenge interactive exhibit panel.

Visitors interacting with the binary challenge interactive exhibit panel.

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Image of visitors interacting with welcome to the quantum revloution video wall.

Visitors interacting with welcome to the quantum revolution video wall.

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Image of visitors interacting with quantum all around us exhibit panel.

Visitors interacting with quantum all around us exhibit panel.

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Image of QUANTUM: The Exhibition's immersive tunnel visitor experience.

QUANTUM: The Exhibition's immersive tunnel visitor experience.

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Image of visitors sitting and learning in the Quantum 101 programming space.

Quantum 101 Programming: Curious about Quantum? Get ready to flip your ideas about how the world around us works! Join us in an exploration of physics at the atomic and subatomic level and its impact on our lives.

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Image of speakers sitting and teaching in the Quantum 101 programming space.

Quantum 101 Programming: Curious about Quantum? Get ready to flip your ideas about how the world around us works! Join us in an exploration of physics at the atomic and subatomic level and its impact on our lives.

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Image of visitors learning about quantum computing in under 60 seconds.

Visitors learning about quantum computing in a video display.

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Image of visiters learning about quantum cooling.

Visitors learning about quantum cooling at this interactive exhibit

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Visitors learning about quantum mechanics at this interactive exhibit.

Visitors learning about quantum mechanics at this interactive exhibit.

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Visitors learning about quantum cats at this video display.

Visitors learning about quantum cats at this video display.

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Visitor learning about the quantum revolution from bits to qubits at this video display.

Visitor learning about the quantum revolution from bits to qubits at this video display.

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New Eyes on the Universe


Image of the Nobel Prize awarded to Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita, includes images from Nobel Week in Stockholm and a display of the Nobel Medal, citation and artwork..

This station features the Nobel Prize awarded to Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita, with images from Nobel Week in Stockholm and a display of the Nobel Medal, citation and artwork.

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close up image of the Nobel Prize awarded to Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita.

This station is a close up of the Nobel Prize awarded to Art McDonald and Takaaki Kajita.

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Oceans: Our Blue Planet


Image of dolphins swimming.

Dolphins

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Image of a manta ray swimming.

Manta ray

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Image of an orange octopus on the ocean floor.

Octopus


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Image of an otter on its back in the water.

Otter


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Image of An orange-dotted tuskfish holding a clam it its formidable jaws on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

An orange-dotted tuskfish holds a clam it its formidable jaws on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. These tuskfish are one of the few coral reef fish that use coral outcroppings as a tool. By forcefully smashing the clam on either side of the outcropping, the tuskfish is able to break apart its tough protective shell. Photo credit: Alex Vail, copyright BBC NHU 2017.

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Image of walruses.

Walruses

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Image of surfing bottlenose dolphins in South Africa.

Surfing bottlenose dolphins, South Africa. Photo credit: Steve Benjamin, copyright BBC NHU 2016.

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Image of a Walrus mother and pup resting on an iceberg in Svalbard, Arctic.

Walrus mother and pup resting on iceberg, Svalbard, Arctic. Photo Credit: Rachel Butler, copyright BBC NHU 2016.

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Image of the Blue Planet II team submarine in the deep ocean.

The Blue Planet II team worked with several submarines to film the Deep episode, spending a thousand hours underwater across the world’s deep oceans to capture landscapes and behaviours never seen before. Photo credit: Luis Lamar 2017, copyright BBC NHU 2017.

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Pandas

Photo credit: Drew Fellman


Pandas: Image of an older caucasian male wearing a beige jacke and blue jeans dancing with a black bear in the woods.

Pandas

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Pandas: Image of a caucasian scientist in blue safety garb (mesh hair net, mask, top) holding a baby panda.

Pandas

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Pandas: Image of a panda playing with a snow person.

Pandas


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Pandas: Image of two pandas cuddling while eating bamboo.

Pandas


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Pandas: Image of six pandas lying around on the ground and eating bamboo

Pandas.

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Pandas: Image of a panda surrounded by bamboo

Pandas

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Pandas: Image of three pandas climbing a tree.

Pandas

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Amazon Adventure

Amazon Adventure: A dark haired European man sits in a bamboo hut wearing a white shirt looking at dead butterflies surrounded by other scientific items.

Henry Bates in Workshop.

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Amazon Adventure: A dark haired European man writes in a journal outside in the Amazon Rainforest.

Henry Bates in the Field.

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Amazon Adventure: A dark haired European man wearing a gray shirt and shorts and a dark haired South American man wearing gray shorts and no shirt, pull a rope together on slippery rocks with a waterfall in the background.

Henry Bates and Tando.


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Amazon Adventure: Henry Bates and Alfred Wallace.

Henry Bates and Alfred Wallace.


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Amazon Adventure: Two men on the Amazon River on a two sail boat called the Cuberta.

The Cuberta.

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Amazon Adventure: The Amazon River waving about the Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon River.

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Amazon Adventure: A sloth in a tree reaches for a branch.

Sloth Reach.

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Amazon Adventure: A Vine Lizard on a tree trunk surrounded with leaves.

Vine Lizard.

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Amazon Adventure: A dark haired European man looks into his hands in the Amazon Rainforest.

Magical Forest.

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Amazon Adventure: A picture of a spider in a tree in the Amazon Rainforest that looks like a yellow flower.

Flower or Spider.

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Canada 150: Discovery Way

Four people (three men and one woman) stand around a large flash.

Ontario Science Centre Board Chair, Brian Chu (left), 2016 Weston Youth Innovation Award recipient, Emma Mogus, Ontario Science Centre CEO, Maurice Bitran, and Ontario Minister of Research, Innovation and Science Reza Moridi, light the ribbon at the official launch of the Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way, a new installation that showcases a variety of Canadian scientific discoveries, inventions and innovations.

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Three children examine a light bulb filament at an exhibit display about the creation of the light bulb.

Students from St. John XXII Catholic Elementary School in North York explore the Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way, a new installation that highlights the uniquely Canadian stories of scientific inventions and innovations.

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A gray exhibit panel that shows an image of Indigenous person wearing winter goggles made of bone as well as an older white gentleman with glasses and two men working on an electric wheel chair.

Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Curiosity panel showcases the early Inuit innovation of snow goggles, the invention of the Flight Data Recorder, and the discovery of stem cells, and celebrates Canadian innovator George Klein, basketball developer James Naismith, and inventor Willard Boyle. 

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A red exhibit panel showing a large photo of a white gentleman, a circle with the numbers for and symbol of pi, a large, green brain-like substance on the right with a monitor and plastic box in the middle.

Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Courage panel focuses on the pivotal role that teamwork played in Nobel prize-winning diabetes research and neutrinos particle discoveries, and demonstrates the ingenuity behind the creation of the egg carton, the theory of plate tectonics, the construction of the electron microscope and the calculation of Pi.

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A yellow exhibit panel with a female pilot pictured on the left, two plastic display boxes in the middle, one with a plane and the other with the first ever hockey mask, and the picture of an old European man in the lens of a telescope on the right with another plastic box that has a red book inside.

Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Critical Thinking panel celebrates Canadians Elsie MacGill, the trailblazing engineer behind the Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft; Lewis Urry, creator of the alkaline battery; Wilbur Franks, inventor of the G-suit; Marcellus Gilmore Edson, creator of peanut butter; Bill Burchmore and Jacques Plante, the men behind the fibreglass hockey mask; Hubert Reeves, stellar science communicator; and William Osler, author of The Principles and Practice of Medicine.

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A beige exhibit panel that features two glass display cases on the right, one with a papoose, the other with the first jolly jumper, in the centre  there is a photo of an apple and a McIntosh computer, with a large image of a white man and another glass display case containing film clippings.

Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Observation panel celebrates the contributions of Canadian intellectual Marshall McLuhan, tinkerer Peter Robertson and inventor Susan Olivia Poole, and highlights the Canadian contributions behind the plastic garbage bag, Pablum, the McIntosh apple and IMAX.

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A panoramic image showing many exhibit panels with a blue exhibit panel in the foreground that includes an image of an ice berg, an image of an Asian gentleman, a submarine and a glass display case with a black box of machinery inside.

Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Testing panel presents David Suzuki and lesser-known Canadian trailblazer Reginald Fessenden, who developed an early sonar device and the fathometer and was the first man to make a two-way transatlantic voice transmission. Additional profiles highlight the great Canadian stories behind the development of the Walkie Talkie and the BlackBerry.

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An exhibit panel with three school children holding a horizontal handle and looking through an eye piece. In the foreground on the panel is a large image of a young woman.

Ontario Science Centre’s Canada 150: Discovery Way’s Collaboration panel showcases young innovators Emma Mogus and Ann Makosinski, as well as the outstanding stories behind the invention of the light bulb, the telephone, the first cardiac pacemaker and international standard time. 

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The Energy Show

Image of an over-sized old fashioned television screen with the words "The Energy Show" on it.

The Energy Show at the Ontario Science Centre is a new theatrical presentation that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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A young white girl wearing a pink top shakes her head from side to side to make her hair stand on end while her hand is placed on a large silver ball.

Visitor Gwen has a hair raising experience as she learns about static electricity with the van de Graff generator (aka the ball that makes your hair stand up) as part of The Energy Show at the Ontario Science Centre, a new theatrical presentation that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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A young South Asian man wearing safety goggles balances a ball of fire in his left hand with a barbecue lighter in his right hand all against a dark blue back drop.

The Energy Show ignites at the Ontario Science Centre as Host Sean teaches about fossil fuels by lighting methane gas bubbles. 

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A young South Asian man wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and sporting safety goggles and yellow noise-cancelling ear muffs points a giant fan at the wall. In the background we see various boxes marked: "Toys," "Misc."

Host Sean teaches about wind power at The Energy Show, a new theatrical presentation at the Ontario Science Centre that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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A young white woman wearing a red sweater, black jeans, with protective goggles and protective yellow earphones points a giant wind blower at a wall that contains numerous paper and metallic pinwheels that are lit up with a green star burst light.

Researcher Rachel teaches about wind power at The Energy Show, a new theatrical presentation at the Ontario Science Centre that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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A young white man wearing a denim shirt and beige pants points a giant tube shaped spot light at the wall.  In the background we see a cage and a suitcase.

Host Dash teaches about solar power at The Energy Show, a new theatrical presentation at the Ontario Science Centre that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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Pictured are various solar panels with small gadgets all lit by a single spot light against a concrete wall backdrop.

Solar power is showcased at The Energy Show, a new theatrical presentation at the Ontario Science Centre that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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Against the back drop of a large screen with flashing blue lights we see a large coiled structure emitting lightning towards a young woman who is protected from it inside a cage.

A seven-foot Tesla coil dazzles visitors at The Energy Show at the Ontario Science Centre, a new theatrical presentation that uses engaging scientific experiments to highlight the important role energy plays in our everyday lives.

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A Beautiful Planet

An aerial view of Earth, specifically the Bahamas from the International Space Station. There is a part of the Space Station in the upper left corner of the image.

A stunning view of the Bahamas from the International Space Station as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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Aerial view of the Himalayas & Everest from the International Space Station.

Spectacular view of the Himalayas & Everest from the International Space Station as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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An awe inspiring view of Italy from the International Space Station at night. One sees the lights of the Italy's cities in the photo.

An awe inspiring view of Italy from the International Space Station as explored in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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A view of of Spain and the Mediterranean from the International Space Station, one sees the curvature of the Earth against the backdrop of Outer Space.

Witness an astronaut’s perspective of Spain and the Mediterranean from the International Space Station as discovered in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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An awe inspiring view of a sunrise from the International Space Station. One sees the sun cresting the horizon on Earth.

An awe inspiring view of a sunrise from the International Space Station revealed in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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The frozen Great Lakes of the Midwest as seen from the International Space Station.

The frozen Great Lakes of the Midwest as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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Nighttime view of Spain and the Mediterranean as seen from the International Space Station. One sees the lights of the cities and towns.

Nighttime view of Spain and the Mediterranean as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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A Japanese Astronaut smiles as he floats amid floating citrus fruits of oranges, lemons and grapefruit in the International Space Station.

A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Kimiya Yui unpacks a supply of fresh fruit delivered to the International Space Station via Japan’s Kounotori 5 H11 (HTV5) unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft. © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA.

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The view of Earth through a cupola on the International Space Station. The cupola is a hexagon shaped structure with a central window surrounded by six sides all made of glass.

The view of Earth through a cupola on the International Space Station as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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The Aurora lights as seen from the International Space Station. One sees bright, green shimmering lights hovering above the surface of the Earth.

Aurora lights as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet.

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An astronaut in a space suit fixes external equipment on the International Space Station.

A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – NASA Commander Barry (Butch) Willmore on a spacewalk to repair the exterior of the International Space Station. It’s almost 300° on the sun side of the space station and 275° in the shade. © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA.

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A white man runs on a treadmill on the International Space Station, what is interesting is the fact that he is running on a horizontal orientation with a harness due to the lack of gravity in Outer Space.

A scene from the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet – NASA Commander Terry Virts exercises on a treadmill onboard the International Space Station. The crew is required to exercise at least two hours every day. © 2016 IMAX Corporation Photo courtesy of NASA.

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Various Photos of Ontario Science Centre

Image of a little white girl on a rope foot bridge overlooking a pond surrounded by trees.

TELUS Rainforest.

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A panoramic exterior image of the Ontario Science Centre on a bright summer day. We see families in the foreground with a green space and concrete structures as well as a large dome structure on the left and the sign above the rectangular building on the right that reads: "Ontario Science Centre" in English and then in French.

Exterior image of the Ontario Science Centre at day, outside on TELUSCAPE.

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A close-up image of the Ontario Science Centre sign on the exterior of the building in English.

Image of the Ontario Science Centre sign on the exterior of the building.

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Image of four multi-ethnic children playing at a touch screen table.

Children playing at the Making Faces experience in the Weston Family Innovation Centre.

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Image of 5 toddlers playing with flowers projected on the floor of an interior room as 4 mothers look on. In the background we see a large screen in the centre that reads: "Science HotSpot Live only moments away..." Above it is an LED scroll screen with text that reads: "British scientists launch project..." There are various members of the public in the background along with scientists wearing white lab coats.

Toddlers playing with the interactive flowers on the floor of the HotZone in the Weston Family Innovation Centre.

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A young white girl with long straight brown hair and wearing a black and white horizontally striped top over blue jeans dances on yellow projected squares on the floor. There are adults in the background both standing and sitting on chairs at tables.

A young girl dances on projected squares in the Weston Family Innovation Centre.

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A young white man wearing safety goggles and safety mitts wearing a white lab coat holding a large round bottom flask containing blue liquid with white cloud-like smoke billowing from the flask.

A scientist demonstrates dry ice in coloured liquid to make a cloud.

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Two male teens, Black on the left wearing a green shirt and White on the right wearing a black shirt playing a piano with a pool of black ferrofluid in the foreground. In the background you can read a sign in the top left corner that says: "Weston Family Innovation Centre" in both English and French.

Two male teens playing on the Ferrofluid piano in the Weston Family Innovation Centre.

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A young Black woman wearing safety goggles and safety mitts wearing a white lab coat holding a large round bottom flask containing clear liquid with white cloud-like smoke billowing from the flask as young children look on in the background from a safe distance.

A scientist demonstrates dry ice in clear liquid to make a cloud.

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Three children, one boy surrounded by two girls, use a wooden frame to make paper.

Papermaking Demonstration. 

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A young white woman wearing a protective white apron makes paper with two little girls as other young visitors look on.

Papermaking Demonstration with a Host.

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A panoramic exterior image of the Ontario Science Centre at night covered in a blue wash.

Exterior image of the Ontario Science Centre at night, outside on TELUSCAPE.

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A panoramic exterior image of the Ontario Science Centre at night covered in a golden wash.

Exterior image of the Ontario Science Centre at night, outside on TELUSCAPE.

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A middle aged white male scientist wearing safety goggles flicks a yellow frozen flower causing it to shatter.

A scientist shatters a froze flower to demonstrate the power of liquid nitrogen.

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A young white woman wearing a protective white apron makes paper with two young male visitors, one white and one Asian. The sign in the background reads: "Papermaking" in both English and French.

Papermaking Demonstration with a Host.

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