The New Year promises exhibitions, films and experiences that entertain and inform
TORONTO, Dec. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - It's that time of year again! As you make your New Year's resolutions for 2015, be sure to include getting a healthy dose of science and fun at the Ontario Science Centre. With interactive exhibits, compelling programs, breathtaking IMAX® films and captivating demonstrations, the Ontario Science Centre has something to ignite your curiosity – whatever your age.
"The Ontario Science Centre is a place where people of all ages can learn about science while having fun. With the new year just around the corner, we look forward to continuing to connect visitors to the science in their everyday lives," said Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "Our 2015 offerings will engage visitors with interactive exhibits ranging from the brain to the universe."
The Ontario Science Centre offers ten interactive permanent exhibit halls, daily demonstrations, topical presentations, engaging school programs that connect with the K-12 Ontario curriculum, mind-expanding sleepovers and special family-friendly programming for holidays such as Family Day and March Break.
Beat the winter blues with our special holiday programs, films and exhibitions, which run until January 4, 2015. Be mesmerized by artist Rowland Emett's whimsical mechanical inventions; find out how science and the art of performance work in your brain to perceive an illusion with MAGIC: The Science of Illusion; take an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities with the spectacular IMAX® film Jerusalem.
Step into the amazing organ that makes us human in BRAIN: The Inside Story open until March 29, 2015. Get out your safety goggles! On June 19, 2015, the Ontario Science Centre brings MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition based on Discovery Channel's Emmy®-nominated series to Toronto. Take scientific investigation to exciting new levels by mixing the scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity. Lean how to test myths by participating in a series of fun, hands-on experiences and live demonstrations. The exhibition runs from June 19 to September 13, 2015.
2015 March Break
School's out, but the learning – and fun! – don't have to stop. Make a trip to the Ontario Science Centre as part of your March Break, where you can always expect the unexpected. Discover live wild and amazing animals from around the world with Safari Jeff, who educates and captivates with his cool live reptiles and stunning HD multi-media experience. Learn about ecosystems, balances in nature, roles of wildlife and ancient dinosaur history all in one show.
The Ontario Science Centre, a leader in free-choice learning and a key player in the innovation ecosystem has welcomed more than 49 million visitors since 1969 with an interactive approach that became the model for science centres around the world. Today, the Ontario Science Centre offers lifelong learning through hands-on engaging experiences and is a prime venue for the public dialogue on science, technology and society. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information about the Ontario Science Centre, please visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
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SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre
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