Adventures afoot at the Ontario Science Centre

Summer 2011 Lineup announced

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - Already planning your summer of fun? The curious and courageous need look no further than the Ontario Science Centre. With a captivating special exhibition, a thrilling featured live interactive performance and dynamic programming that will engage children and adults alike, visitors have a lot to be excited about this summer.

These new arrivals are included with general admission, providing great value for visitors and members.

Featured Exhibition

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly June 10 to Sept. 5, 2011
Which snake has the longest fangs? What is the difference between venom and poison? How many sounds can a crocodile make? Visitors will learn the answers to these questions and many others in the exhibition Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly. This interactive zoological experience brings visitors eye-to-eye with living reptiles from around the world. Deadly snakes, colourful lizards, bizarre turtles, alligators and crocodiles are exhibited in naturalistic habitats. Children can climb on a life-sized model of a giant Galapagos turtle shell and learn fascinating reptile facts from interactive displays. The exhibition will leave visitors with a new appreciation for these often misunderstood creatures.

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling's REPTILAND, Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

Featured Live Interactive Stage Performance

CSI: Live! June 6 to Sept. 5, 2011
The world's number one television franchise is about to hit the stage!  Mad Science presents CSI: LIVE!, an exciting, interactive journey through the fascinating world of crime scene investigations.  When a crime is committed at the Las Vegas premiere of the Max Spade Magic Show, the CSI team springs into action. Audience members are invited on stage with CSI "investigators" to be part of the investigation; becoming witnesses, suspects and CSI recruits. Together they will use their superior logic and forensic know-how to uncover hidden details, investigate the evidence and test their theories. Whether it's analyzing mysterious gases, launching projectiles into a target or firing a laser beam across the stage, the CSI recruits will have to be on their toes to help solve the crime before it's too late. How was the crime committed? Who is guilty? Only you can find the answers. It's CSI: LIVE! - join the adventure! Recommended for children 8 years of age and up.

CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION ™ CBS © 2000-2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Entertainment AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved. A Mad Science Production. © 2011 The Mad Science Group. All Rights Reserved. This exhibition has been financially assisted by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
Media Partner: CTV

These new arrivals are included with general admission - Adult $20, Youth/Students (with ID) and Seniors $16, Children (4-12) $13 - providing great value for visitors and members.

Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Films

HUBBLE (not showing in 3D)
Through the power of IMAX®, Hubble will enable film-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history.

Tornado Alley
Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Tornado Alley takes audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado's destructive power at point blank range, using a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created.

OMNIMAX Theatre admission: Adults $13, Youth/Students (with ID) and Seniors $9, Children (4-12) $9.

About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre uses science as the lens to inspire and actively engage people in new ways of seeing, understanding and thinking about themselves and the world around them. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information, visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca or call our box office at 416-696-1000.

Twitter: @ontsciencectr

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

For further information:

Media contacts:
Christine Crosbie,
Media Relations Officer
Ontario Science Centre
416-696-3191
Cell: 416-895-5482
christine.crosbie@osc.on.ca 
                Anna Relyea, Director
Director, Strategic Communications
Ontario Science Centre
416-696-3273
Cell: 416-668-1967
anna.relyea@osc.on.ca


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