Our doors are closed for now as Toronto remains in lockdown. We have reconfigured our halls and modified some exhibits, so we are ready to welcome you back when we can. Take a peek at our comprehensive plan.
What to Expect
Are you ready for a close encounter with the amazing world of modern materials?
Strange Matter will challenge your perception and show you physical rule-breakers—from magnetic liquids to morphing metals and microscopes to massive multi-object touch tables.
Observe and explore the touch, texture, magnification and movement of these strange but familiar things.
Amazing Magnetic Liquids—Explore the remarkable properties of these materials and discover how their unusual micro-structure makes them useful in all kinds of places—from your laundry room to the operating room.
Amorphous Metal—Meet the future of metals. The unusual structure of amorphous alloys makes them incredibly hard. Drop one ball bearing on a platform made of amorphous metal and another on a platform made of metal with a normal crystalline atomic structure. The result is astounding: while one ball behaves in an expected fashion, the other bounces for an unexpectedly long time.
Touch Table—At our touch tables, you can join curious children of all ages in discovering materials through hands-on experimentation. This area offers a variety of experiences involving texture, colour and other properties of materials, and provides an assortment of instruments to help users explore. “Tumble tubes” give children the chance to invert columns containing various mixtures, helping them learn about the nature of granular and liquid behaviour.
Zoom!—Some things seem smooth to the naked eye, but what if you could get a much closer look? Zoom from the macro to the nanoscale and find out how scientists “feel atoms” using atomic force microscopes.
Our team provides expert installation, project management and continuous support throughout the run of the show.
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