Media Advisory/Photo-Op - Squamates, Spying and Food this Summer - Ontario Science Centre

    TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - The summer of 2009 is shaping up to be one of
the best for the Ontario Science Centre. So far the Science Centre has seen a
13.7% increase in its year over year attendance, from April 1 to July 31,
2009. Over 150,000 people have visited the Science Centre in July alone and
with just four weeks left there are still many photo opportunities available.
    The Lizards and Snakes: Alive! exhibition features more than 50 squamates
from five continents. Visit the blue-tongued skink with a body like a snake,
but the limbs of a lizard. Check out the amazing camouflage of the gabon
viper, which boasts the longest fangs of any snake - up to two inches tall.
While you're there, stop by the Science of Spying exhibition - build a
disguise, unscramble a secret code or crack a safe.
    Food: Sink your teeth into science runs daily programs which explain the
relationship between food and science. Learn about real vs. fake flavours, how
worms digest food and what your food labels are really saying. Each weekend,
celebrity chefs present Food Science - Unearthed! Watch them prepare a recipe
while scientists and dieticians explain the nutritional elements of the
ingredients and how they work with the body.

    WHO:      Celebrity Chefs Include:
              -   Claudio Aprile - Aug. 15 & 16
              -   Bob Blumer - Aug. 22 & 23
              -   Mark Cutrara - Aug. 29 & 30
              -   John Placko - Sept. 5 & 6

    WHAT:     Lizards & Snakes: Alive!
              Science of Spying
              Food: Sink your teeth into science
              Food Science - Unearthed! - weekends only

    WHEN:     Summer hours open every day: 10 am to 6 pm
              Thursdays only: 10 am to 8 pm

    WHERE:    Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road


For further information:

For further information: Shayla Ott, E-mail: or
(416) 696-4578; Christine Crosbie, E-mail: or
(416) 696-3191

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