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Featured Exhibitions

A field trip to the Ontario Science Centre is an opportunity for students to formulate questions, explore and communicate ideas, create and assess solutions and challenge themselves to consider a world of new possibilities. Bring your class to explore these special exhibitions:

Wildlife Rescue logo

May 18 - September 4, 2017

Step into the rescue efforts of people who dedicate their lives to saving animals, and the science that supports their efforts. At this wildly interactive exhibition, students can:

  • Explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild. 
  • Experiment with puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals essential survival skills.
  • Take a simulated flight on an ultra light to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route.
  • Learn the methods used to milk the Lake Sturgeon in order to breed and reintroduce the fish into the Great Lakes.
  • Investigate the effects of oil on a bird’s feathers to understand the critical importance of early response after an oil spill.
  • Put a turtle shell on your back and discover a solution that allows safe passage across major roadways. 

Biomechanics The Machine Inside

Until May 7, 2017

Shrimp that can break through glass? Spider webs that are stronger than steel? Sharks that use their snouts to sense the electrical impulses of their prey? This new exhibition reveals the incredible ingenuity behind evolution and adaptation through real specimens, lifelike models and interactive experiences. Find out how all living things —including humans— are machines built to survive, move and discover. Compare the similarities between muscles and motors, legs and springs, or claws and clamps to explore the ways marvels of natural engineering have inspired ingenious man-made inventions.

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Biomechanics: The Machine Inside 
was developed by The Field Museum, Chicago, in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, with generous support provided by the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust and ITW. Knowledge Partner: University of Waterloo. Media Partner: The Toronto Star.