Sunset to Sunrise Camp-In

PLAN YOUR SUNSET TO SUNRISE CAMP-IN

 

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Take part in an ALL-NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA with a scientific twist. There's no other program like it!

Our enthusiastic and energetic Bluecoats keep your group busy from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., leading a night of discoveries and experiences in a safe and fun environment through:

  • Educational and exciting hands-on science programs
  • Unique multimedia theatres
  • A captivating live science show
  • A visit to the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery
  • Exciting science challenges
  • Science centre exploration
  • A giant-screen IMAX® film screening complete with pop and popcorn
  • A healthy continental breakfast

PRICING

  • Student — $73
  • Supervising Adult — $34
  • Additional Adult — $39

We require a minimum of 25 students to book a camp-in experience. Supervising adults are those necessary to meet the recommended student/supervisor ratio. Any adults over the recommended ratio will be charged the additional adult rate.

AVAILABLE IMAX® FILMS

The Science North IMAX® Theatre has a full library of films to choose from for morning time slots. Schools may also book regularly scheduled films in the afternoon public schedule.

Our selection of IMAX® films include:

GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST 3D
  • Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and giant screen theatres, and discover the land of the spirit bear.

EDUCATOR GUIDE

OCEANS: OUR BLUE PLANET 3D
  • Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures. Dolphins leap for joy through the waves, as we begin our journey into the blue. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. In the great forests of the sea, we find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
    SECRET OCEAN 3D *
    • Heading to great depths under the water’s surface, filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau explores the ocean's food chain from phytoplankton to the largest animals.

    * Available in French

    EDUCATOR GUIDE

    SUPERPOWER DOGS 3D
    • Join an immersive IMAX® adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in the Canadian Rockies, Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, Tipper & Tony, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!
    TURTLE ODYSSEY 3D
    • A short about what tiny life exists under and around us. A chipmunk and a small mouse go on an adventure; they grow and learn about life and its obstacles.

    * films available in French

    FOOD OPTIONS

    Students will receive a pop and popcorn snack during the IMAX® movie, as well as a snack during the night. A choice of breakfast bento box is provided at 6:30 a.m. Students should bring enough liquids to help them stay hydrated throughout the night. Students can bring their own additional snacks, but food is not to be consumed throughout the science centre. There will be designated snack times and areas. You may also add dinner to your itinerary for an additional $12, served prior to the beginning of the Camp-in.
     

    CHOICE OF BREAKFAST BENTO BOX (included in Camp-In price)

    BLUECOAT BREAKFAST BENTO #1

    Includes:

    • Portioned fruit

    • 3 x mini naan breads

    • Cheese portion

    • Nutrigrain bar

    • Yogurt raisins

    • Chocolate bite

    BLUECOAT BREAKFAST BENTO #2

    Includes:

    • Croissant with jam

    • Custom cookie

    • Whole fruit

    BLUECOAT HOT BREAKFAST OFFERING* 

    *Additional $5 + HST charge per person

    Includes:

    • 3 x pancakes
    • 2 x bacon slices
    • Potato wedges
    • Small bottle of juice

    ADD-ONS

    PLANETARIUM

    Travel through the universe in Science North's digital Planetarium for an additional $5 per person, plus applicable taxes.

    Extend your educational experience into the stars! Your students will be immersed in the sciences of the universe. Led by our scientists, this high-tech, multimedia experience is designed to complement the space curriculum while sparking an interest in the world beyond our planet. Using high-quality imagery and audio, the Planetarium brings to life your students' journey through space.

    REASONS FOR THE SEASONS (GRADES 1—2)

    Investigate daily and seasonal changes by observation of the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun in an immersive full-dome environment. This presentation, geared to a younger audience, is mixed with music and lights. 

    LIGHT, FORCES, AND ENERGY IN SPACE (GRADES 3—5)

    Learn what scientists know about the sun and space through the study of light and its properties. Discover how the force of gravity and kinetic energy govern the movement of planets through space.

    EXPLORE SPACE (GRADE 6)

    In this fully immersive space experience, students will explore the solar system. They will learn about the history of space exploration, along with the mathematics and technology that make it all possible. They will also consider the costs and benefits of space exploration missions past, present and future!

    UNDER THE SAME STARS—MINWAADIZIWIN (GRADES 4—8)

    The First People were scientists and innovators, carefully tracking and moving with the seasons and creating inventions that allowed them to survive in the northern forests of our country. With this close connection to the natural world, the Indigenous People of Canada developed a strong culture, rooted in respect for the environment. This special presentation aims to give students a chance to learn about the Indigenous worldview and sit at the fire with two people who are connected to the traditional ways.

    WHY DO WE EXPLORE? (GRADES 9—12)

    This program for secondary students is a fully immersive Planetarium show. They will learn about the history of space exploration, along with the mathematics and technology that make it all possible. Students will also consider the costs and benefits of space exploration missions and find out why we Explore.

    All Planetarium programs are 50 minutes in length

    VISIT DYNAMIC EARTH

    Arrive earlier and visit Dynamic Earth, home of the Big Nickel, for an additional $11 per student/additional adult, plus applicable taxes. Admission for supervising adults is free when accompanying students within the recommended ratio.

    DINNER OPTIONS AT SCIENCE NORTH

    $12 per person (taxes included)

    DINNER OPTION A

    • Grilled chicken breast
    • Potato wedges or mashed

    DINNER OPTION B

    • Spaghetti and meatballs

    Both dinner options include rolls and butter, salad, choice of beverage, and dessert.

      PAYMENT

      A non-refundable deposit of $300 per school group is required to confirm your booking. This deposit is waived for Member schools. Full payment is required upon arrival at Science North or Dynamic Earth. Please bring a cheque, VISA or MasterCard to pay the full amount of the invoice, less your deposit. Cheques are to be made payable to Science North and include your school’s name, invoice number, and visit date.

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      CAMP-IN CHECKLIST

      • Advise the Science North supervisor on duty of any students that may have medical/health conditions or dietary restrictions. This can be faxed to (705) 522-1677 or e-mailed prior to your arrival: schoolvisit [at] sciencenorth.ca
      • The Science North ratio of leaders to students is 1:15. Have your students organized into groups of 15 with at least one supervising adult designated to accompany each group for the night.
      • Ask students to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the evening, excluding pyjamas.
      • Ensure students have a pillow and sleeping bag for the designated rest areas.
      • Supervising adults are to stay with groups throughout the night, and may be designated to a rest area to supervise resting students if required.
      • Remind students to bring liquid to stay hydrated throughout the night. There are water fountains on site. Snacks they bring are to be eaten in designated areas only. Coffee will be provided for adults during the evening.
      • In case of an emergency during the Camp-In, contact the Site Supervisor at (705) 507-8763. No one will be available at the regular Science North number after 9 p.m.
      • Your bus driver will be ready with the bus to board students at 7 a.m. sharp. Have a contact number for your bus driver if you need to contact them in case of emergency.

      Students and teachers will have fun, be positive and participate in all planned activities. Students who leave their groups without permission or who endanger themselves, others or Science North property, will spend the rest of the night with their teacher in a designated rest area.
       

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