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A well known attraction in northeastern Ontario could help get a grain elevator museum up and running in Thunder Bay.
The Friends of the Grain Elevators have spoken with Science North about receiving help from the Sudbury-based group to develop an elevator-based museum in Thunder Bay.
The science education and discovery centre has helped other northern Ontario communities — such as Timmins, Kenora and Red Lake — establish tourist attractions, and leveraging the resources and expertise already in Sudbury could provide a huge boost for the museum, said Science North CEO Guy Labine. Read more
Science World has unveiled a new sculpture celebrating the Canadian pioneers of stem cell science.
The life-size bronze statue carved by acclaimed sculptor Ruth Abernathy honours Dr. James Till and Dr. Ernest McCulloch, two scientists who launched research into stem cells in the 1960s.
Placed on the plaza outside TELUS World of Science, the sculpture was a gift from local enterprise Stemcell Technologies Inc. Read more
If Ottawa residents ever wondered what it would be like to build a colony on Mars, there’s an app for that.
The Canada Aviation and Space Museum launched the museum’s newest mobile application on Oct. 18.
Space Frontiers: Dawn of Mars lets players be a commanding officer of M.E.T. 003, the third Mars Expeditionary Team, players are on a one-way mission to land and establish the first permanent settlement on Mars.
Players explore real Martian locations through narrative gameplay, and turn a fledgling outpost into a thriving metropolis. Read more
The Manitoba Museum is home to three new exhibits in the coming months, with the first focusing completely on LEGO.
Brickyard: Build with LEGO Bricks opens Friday, featuring more than 100,000 LEGO bricks for visitors to use to express their creativity. Several challenges will be available to test your imagination, including building a bridge that supports a certain weight, constructing a pulley chair, creating animals, vehicles, or communities — all using LEGO bricks. Read more
Theoretical physicist Richard Feynman said, “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.”
It’s a quote TheMuseum’s chief executive officer David Marskell likes to use when someone asks him about the new exhibit, QUANTUM. Read more
"I like the old ones, like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, ones like those," said Snoddon, a fourth-grade student at Lansdowne Public School. "Donkey Kong, it's kind of a rush to get Donkey Kong out and Pac-Man, to get the power ups and kill the ghosts."
He was right at home, then, when Science North pulled the curtain Thursday on Game Changers, a new 3,500-square-foot travelling exhibit from the Canada Science and Technology Museum exploring the history of video games, as well as the relationship between a designer's aspirations, a player's expectations and the ever-expanding limits of technology. Read more
The idea sparked when Tracy Calogheros, the museum's CEO, attended a Science World event called the Science of Cocktails in Vancouver. The event saw attendance from in their 20s through 40s.
"So I brought the idea back to my team and they all loved it," said Calogheros. "We sounded out people in that age group here and it sounded like it would be a big hit so we thought we'd try it. We wanted to try something to get that age group engaging with us." Read more
The Chipman family and the Megill-Stephenson Company have pitched in $250,000 toward the museum's Bringing Our Stories Forward project that will see 23,000 square feet or 42 per cent of the gallery spaces renewed, the museum said in a news release.
So far, it said it has confirmed $3.5 million toward the $19-million goal with announcements to be made in the near future and an additional $5 million in proposals pending approval. Readmore
In the light-filled space on the third floor of THEMUSEUM, Martin Laforest gives a crash course in quantum mechanics to a group of volunteer interpreters so they can take visitors through a new exhibit about the huge influences of subatomic particles.
"Quantum: The Exhibition" was produced after 18 months of collaboration between the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Themuseum in downtown Kitchener and the federal government. It will tour the country next year as part of Canada's 150th birthday celebrations. Read more
Wild Weather, a new, 600 square-metre interactive exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre, celebrates weather in all its forms, presenting a variety of stations for fans of weather, of all ages, to discover what goes into making weather happen. Read more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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