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Close-up of colourful strings on a loom.

Inventorium 2.0

The scientific method meets the artistic process in this space for creative collaboration. Bring your imagination to life through a range of hands-on activities. 

Here are a few activities you’ll find:
  • Art: Interact with installations created through the Idea Projects Artist-in-Residence program.*
  • Loom: Design and code a punch card to help weave a one-of-a-kind creation!
  • Forest: Craft leaves, bark and creatures for a wire-framed Canadian woodland.
  • Maker Place: Solve design-and-build challenges using tools, tech and creativity.
  • Design: Test drive and exchange ideas for innovative projects and products.
  • Maker Bean Café: Create a laser-cut coaster or mini-loom to take home.
  • Gorilla Store: Buy kits and bits to power your projects at home or in your classroom.

Space is limited; some activities can only accommodate small groups.

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*The Ontario Science Centre — in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada (MOCA) — has launched an Artist-in-Residence Program. Activities and text for these art installations were developed by students in the Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto.

Two students prepare for launch in a simulated rocket.

Astronaut

Special Exhibition: May 21 to September 2, 2019

Discover what it’s like to live like an astronaut, including how to sleep, eat, shower and use the toilet in space! Through hands-on and full-body exhibits, students can tackle challenges together in the astronaut training center, experience a rocket launch, investigate life on the Space Lab and find out how to do science in space. This revealing exhibition uncovers the realities of space exploration, including the physical and psychological effects of living in microgravity on the human body and the technology used to complete a mission.

Created by SciTech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions. 

Lead Sponsor: Hatch

Government Supporter: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

Dr. Dava Newman wearing the BioSuit she invented.

Women In Space

Special Exhibition: May 21 to September 2, 2019

From deep-sea research to deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit, Women in Space showcases how the contributions of women, from Canada and beyond, have expanded our capabilities in space exploration. Once an improbable goal, women-led space exploration is leaping forward with science innovations and engineering technology. What’s next?

The Exhibition was created by ExplorationWorks– Montana's Science Center in Helena in partnership with MIT, Trotti + Associates and NASA. 
 

Lead Sponsor: Hatch

Knowledge Partner: Western Science

Government Supporter: Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund

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