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Exhibit Sampler



Overview of MindWorks exhibition

Ever wonder what’s happening in your head? 

Step into MindWorks, the Ontario Science Centre's newest travelling exhibition, and experience the inner workings of your mind.

Rooted in psychology, MindWorks brings mental processes like decision-making, memory and emotions to life through colourful, playful and fun hands-on exhibits. Designed to keep you in the moment, MindWorks encourages self-reflection through prompting questions: 

  • What makes you you? (Yes, you read that right.)
  • Would you choose pain over boredom?
  • When you dream, are you still you?

Explore why you think, feel, and react the way you do at MindWorks, and uncover the remarkable power of your mind. 

Visitor contorts to fit through a challenging geometric shape
Shape Shifter: Use your problem solving skills to fit through unusual, cut-out shapes. 

Wearing VR googles, a family takes part in a virtual dining experience where a crime is committed right before their eyes.
A Memorable Meal: How reliable is your memory?

Young visitor building a complex tune out of wooden blocks
Do you know what it's like to experience flow? Build a complex tune out of blocks or create visual art out of thin air and find out if these activities are enought to put you "in the zone".  

Two teenage Pac Man players face a large screen
Make them an offer they can’t refuse! To play the world’s largest Pac-Man, two players must first strike a deal.

Family looking on as father makes choices in this DDR inspired exhibit
Let's face it ... some people see faces in weird places. Discover if you're one of them by reading a storybook and exploring these artworks.

Child looking at large wall-mounted book
Think you know what you like? Uncover your hidden preferences in this rapid-fire, DDR-inspired sorting game.