TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Your curious belongs at the Ontario Science Centre. With new and returning exhibitions and a highly-anticipated IMAX® film, 2014 promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking year.
"From the multicultural roots of modern science to the technological advancements that define rock 'n' roll, this year's offerings are sure to delight, inform and inspire our visitors," said Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "As one example, we invite visitors of all ages to test their fitness levels by dancing, running and rowing in the Personal Limits section of our newest permanent exhibition The AstraZeneca Human Edge."
In addition to permanent exhibition halls, demonstrations and workshops, and other programs visitors can expect to stimulate their curiosity at the Ontario Science Centre this year with the following:
2014 at the Ontario Science Centre
- The AstraZeneca Human Edge – Personal Limits exhibits open January 28
As humans, what are our boundaries and thresholds? How far can we push our personal limits? This 10,000-square-foot (900-square-metre) permanent exhibition invites visitors of all ages to explore the wonders and possibilities of the human body. The AstraZeneca Human Edge reveals innovative and exciting science through more than 80 exhibits, providing visitors with immersive, bodies-on experiences and new perspectives on unique artifacts. Beginning January 28th the Personal Limits area will be complete. Visitors may explore common fitness activities – running, rowing, and dancing. Are we born to run long distances? What's the role
of dance in communication and recreation across cultures?
- Sesame Street Presents: The Body – January 28 to May 5, 2014
Get to know what's under your skin at Sesame Street Presents: The Body, an amazing educational experience featuring Elmo, Oscar, Grover and the rest of your Sesame Street friends. This interactive exhibition teaches very young children how their bodies work and how to keep them healthy as they hop, jump, run, and play their way through this hands-on Sesame Street adventure. It's a great companion to The AstraZeneca Human Edge.
- Jerusalem – IMAX® Opens March 7, 2014
Jerusalem takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities. What makes it so important to so many different cultures? How did it become the center of the world for three major religions? Through the eyes of three young Jerusalemites – one Jewish, one Christian, one Muslim and their families, audiences will learn what it means to call Jerusalem home and experience celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of this city. Jerusalem will be a wonderful complement to Sultans of Science.
- Sultans of Science: 1000 Years of Science Rediscovered – March 9 to June 7, 2014
Celebrate important scientific and technological advancements and discoveries made by scholars during the Golden Age of the Islamic World. This exhibition, an expanded version of the exhibition we hosted in 2009, highlights the multicultural roots of modern science and technology. Learn how these scholars developed the earliest known windmill design dating back 3000 years ago, the decimal point, flew the first successful glider and navigated the seas without a magnetic compass. Nine exhibition areas cover disciplines including astronomy, mathematics, optics and medicine; plus for the first time in North America see a four metre replica of Al-Jazari's Musical Boat that features an automatic 'robot band.'
- The Science of Rock 'N' Roll – June 11 to October 26, 2014
Have you ever wondered about the science behind rock 'n' roll? The Science of Rock 'N' Roll is an interactive exhibition that provides a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology. See how music has shaped the tools of rock and how those tools have changed the music. Experience science in the key of rock!
- Brain: The Inside Story – November 19, 2014 to March 22, 2015
The human brain – the result of millions of years of evolutionary history – uses molecular, chemical, and electrical signals to interpret information, weigh decisions, and learn at every stage of life. Drawing on 21st-century research and technology, Brain: The Inside Story offers visitors a new perspective and keen insight into their own brains through imaginative art, vivid brain-scan imaging, and dynamic interactive exhibits for all ages.
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 48 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
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