Toronto is starting to reopen its doors, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. But it’s going to take us a little longer due to our interactive, high-touch exhibits. We’re working on a comprehensive plan to make sure it’s safe when we open our doors again–so thank you for your patience. As soon as we have more details, we’ll share.

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Exhibit Sampler

Science in Motion

Help children find their inner 'scientist' and learn about Energy and Motion. Children will combine and share their knowledge with others as they create their own roller coasters and test the variables that affect motion. IT'S ALL ABOUT ENERGY!

Motion Mania is made up of two key components, Energy Tracks and Build your own Coaster.

Build Your Own Coaster
Create your own roller coaster in this interactive experience that lets participants choose from over 30 coaster parts! Design, test and re-test your creation.

  • What makes the best design?
  • Where does the ball get its energy?
  • How many different coasters can you build?

Make discoveries about force, energy, friction and stability by sending balls down a variety of tracks that you have put together from a collection of hills, loops and ramps.

Energy TracksChild playing
In this interactive experience participants test the variables that affect motion. Lift a ball up and place it on a track. Let it go! What affects whether the ball makes it to the end of the track?

Is it the height of the hill? 
Is it the slope of each hill?
Is it the angle of the ramp? 
Is it the shape of the loop?
What role does gravity play?

Improve your observation, investigation, questioning and experimentation skills. And find out whether slopes, loops, hills, curves, gravity or speed make a difference to how things move.

Skills Developed

  • Increase learning and motor skills through direct physical experiences, intearctivity and repetition
  • Develop social skills, communication skills and rules of play
  • Learn to ask questions, how to pursue answers and see other points of view
  • Take risks, combine skills and share successes