Hub: Green Economy North
Science North is Canada’s 2nd largest Science Centre. It is also Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and serves as an educational resource for children and adults across the entire province of Ontario. Science North’s staff cover a large area from Mattawa to the Manitoba border through their outreach-based programming in schools, community centres, provincial parks, and libraries, among other locations. Science North’s main attractions include – a Science Centre, IMAX® Theatre, a Digital Planetarium, a Butterfly Gallery, a Special Exhibitions Hall, and Dynamic Earth – which delights hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Its fun and friendly approach to science education is led by its friendly Bluecoats – comprising scientists and science communicators who make interacting with the exhibits and live ambassador animals even more informative and fun! Science North also owns and operates Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel – which is a separate science centre (Canada’s 8th largest). Dynamic Earth is focused on mining and earth sciences and combines both above and underground experiences that allow visitors to experience real mining equipment and technologies. The main attraction is an underground tour that takes visitors 7- storeys below the surface.