School visits at Science North are suspended until further notice, however, we are happy to support your classroom teachings in a variety of ways, including synchronous learning opportunities, as well as online resources and activities.
PLAN YOUR ULTIMATE ONE-DAY FIELD TRIP TO SCIENCE NORTH
Bring your class to Science North for the entire day! Your visit includes:
- Admission to the four-floor science centre, including admission to the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery
- Admission to the digital Planetarium, the first of its kind in Northern Ontario
- Unique multimedia experiences
- A school program of your choice
- A giant-screen IMAX® film with pop and popcorn
- A healthy lunch
All educational experiences are booked in one-hour intervals. School programs are generally 50 minutes in length, with some exceptions. School programs are not offered on weekends, holidays, nor throughout the summer.
Note: The Ultimate One-Day Field Trip is not available in early January 2020.
- School Program — 40 - 50 minutes
- Object Theatre — 15 - 30 minutes
- IMAX® Film — 50 minutes
- Planetarium Experience — 50 minutes
- Student — $29
- Supervising Adult — $24
- Additional Adult — $39
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.
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.
- Starting times from 9 a.m.
- 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.
- THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND (GRADES 9—12)
What lies in outer space beyond our own backyard? Explore space as we travel through our solar system and beyond! We will view our place in space, and discover the history of the universe from the Big Bang to the present day. This 90-minute program is held in the Planetarium at no extra cost. NOTE: This program can only be booked if you have booked the hands-on school program, Spaced Out, the same day.
All Planetarium programs are 50 minutes in length
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.
- 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
- 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
Your group will be provided a reserved seating area for lunch. Choose lunch from the options as indicated below. Your pre-ordered lunch is prepared and delivered to your group in your reserved seating area.
Note: Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Please request at time of booking.
- Whole fruit
- 1% milk
- Individual cheese portion
- Grilled chicken (2oz.) sandwich on whole grain bread
- Slice of pizza (pepperoni or cheese)
- Bag of chips or a small salad
- Beverage (300ml)
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.