Science North
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Let your imagination soar at Science North! Explore the fun side of science in your everyday life at Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction. A newly designed and renovated 3rd floor Northern Ecosystems exhibit gets you up close to our resident beaver, porcupine, skunk and much more! Visit the new nocturnal room and see what flying squirrels and bats do at night! Don't miss live science shows, special exhibits, IMAX(R) 3D, the digital Planetarium, the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery, and four floors of interactive science experiences.
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kohkoh
Paradise Point, Australia476 contributions
Sep. 2022
We thought it was more suited to children not adults. Some of the interactive displays not working. Animal displays just ok, butterfly enclosure small. We went to a climate change movie and we were addressed by a sheep.

We spent about an hour there and left. We didn’t think it was worth the $40 entrance. Food court closed. Disappointing.
Written September 6, 2022
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GavinTL
Essex, UK79 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Being a UK resident and having been to the London Science Museum on numerous occasions, I can confidently say this is an amazing science museum and easily rivals it’s bigger brothers!!

The whole place is great, from the architecture, the tunnel in the rocks, the fault line and all the exhibits.

If you’re in the Sudbury area, don’t hesitate, visit.
Written August 30, 2022
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curb81
Toronto, Canada25 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Seemed like a great mix of exhibits for all ages. I was worried there would not be enough for my kindergartners. There was so many interactive exhibits that they had fun with, some which were way over their heads but they still had fun messing around with
Watched one of the live presentations by Paul about energy. He did a great job explaining it to all ages.
Written August 29, 2022
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BMartin
Ontario, Canada31 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Kids had a good time but I think if it had not been for the virtual reality area, they would have gotten bored. Found it tricky to time everything to see it all. Blue coats well very knowledgeable. Planetarium was amazing, wish it was longer! We did not eat there, we were told the food left a lot to be desired and therefore packed food. I couldn’t even buy a coffee there. Good selections were slim and expensive. Basically warm
Pizza or a day old sandwich. Pack a lunch.
Written August 18, 2022
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Alrae T
2 contributions
Jul. 2022
Wonderful experience. I was fascinated by Science North. It is built into the hill side and each level had easy access whether you walk up the ramp, use the elevator or stairs. Around every corner and nook is something fun to learn. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. The interactive displays are user friendly. Overall , a great experience and highly recommend as a must see experience if you are in Sudbury .
Written July 29, 2022
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tjsavy
New Liskeard, Canada51 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
Science North remains a top attraction in Sudbury. Hours of interesting stuff to see and do.

However, given you’ll likely be there for a few hours, pack a lunch. The cafeteria is a disgrace to the rest of the facility. Looks and tastes like they buy pizza at the start of the day and pull out a new one as needed. They may have a soup or two as the only alternative.

My wife and young daughter got the pizza, I opted for a jerk chicken sold out of a cooler by a seemingly random guy by the cafeteria. I think I made the better choice.

It’s so unfortunate they closed the restaurant and operate the catering at a bare bones capacity.
Written July 25, 2022
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Rebecca J
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Jul. 2022 • Family
Thank you to the kind person scanning the tickets into the science north main entrance on Friday July 15 around noon. I had a young girl who became very frightened of the spiders. he was very kind, reassuring her they would not hurt her and even offering it give her a special stamp that would protect her from the spiders.
While all staff were wonderful, he really stood out. We will be back when we are in the area again!
Written July 16, 2022
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Wetherstone P
Midland, Canada195 contributions
Jun. 2022
We brought our very active grandsons who were visiting us from the U.S. I was impressed with the patience and knowledge of the staff who took time to explain in terms appropriate for the boys ages any thing that they showed interest in. We were there when there were several bus loads of school children but it didn't seem extremely crowded and our boys were able to participate in a variety of activities without having to wait.
Written June 25, 2022
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Naik
7 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
It’s a nice museum with a lot of activities and shows for all ages! You can spend up to 4-5 hours while you are there and not get bored! From my understanding, they let you leave and come back using the same tickets on the same day which is good if you want to break apart the day. I would highly recommend buying tickets ahead of time because it does get filled quickly!
Written September 4, 2021
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Suzanne L
Sudbury, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2021
My husband and I were married in August of 2021 at Science North utilizing their Pop-Up Wedding Specials. The Ceremony was held outside under a large tent overlooking Ramsay Lake and the Yacht Club. It was a beautiful backdrop for our vows. The reception in the Vale Cavern was wonderful and unique.
We also rented out the 3rd floor where the animals are on display. It was a huge hit
with all of the children who attended. Cocktails and appetizers were served here as well while we had pictures taken on the grounds.
Included in the package was 90 minutes with a professional photographer. The pictures turned out beautifully and we received them within a week of the wedding.
The Event Co-Ordinator, Legh, is a total gem.
We highly recommend this venue.
Written August 27, 2021
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Science North is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.