School bookings and on-site visits to Science North and Dynamic Earth are NOW OPEN!

Ultimate Two-Day Field Trip

PLAN YOUR ULTIMATE TWO-DAY FIELD TRIP TO SCIENCE NORTH AND DYNAMIC EARTH

Take your students on a field trip to explore the 2nd and 8th largest science centres in Canada, Science North and Dynamic Earth. These fun-filled science days will have your students immersed in hands-on and interactive science experiences.

YOUR DAY AT SCIENCE NORTH 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 and a captivating live science show
  • A giant-screen IMAX® film with pop and popcorn
  • A healthy lunch

THEN ON DAY 2, HAVE A BLAST AT DYNAMIC EARTH, HOME OF THE BIG NICKEL! YOUR DAY AT DYNAMIC EARTH INCLUDES:

  • Admission to the two-floor  earth sciences centre
  • A school program of your choice and a captivating live science show
  • The guided underground mining tour
  • Unique multimedia experiences
  • A high-definition digital film in the Epiroc Theatre
  • A healthy lunch

PROGRAMS

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 Two-Day Field Trip is not available in early January 2023 or late February 2023 as Dynamic Earth is not available at this time.

  • School Program40–50 minutes
  • Object Theatre15–30 minutes
  • Discovery Theatre Show25–50 minutes
  • IMAX® Film — 50 minutes
  • Planetarium Experience — 50 minutes
  • Vale Chasm Show and Underground Tour60 minutes

PRICING

  • Student — $46
  • Supervising Adult — $32
  • Additional Adult — $55

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.


PLANETARIUM

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.

All Planetarium programs are 50 minutes in length.

  • 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. 


IMAX®

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:

  • DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA — The first original large format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica introduces the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago.

  • INTO NATURE'S WILD — Step off the beaten path and connect to your inner trailblazer in this cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but little-known landscapes of North America.

  • SEA LIONS: LIFE BY A WHISKER — In an environment equally as harsh as it is beautiful, be immersed in a classic coming of age tale guided by one of Australia's most unique, intelligent, and playful animals.

  • EVEREST — A dramatic, true account of dizzying achievement, Everest follows the expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book, Into Thin Air.

  • ASTEROID HUNTERS — Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Meet asteroid scientists and discover the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect, track and study asteroids. Learn about the impressive technology that may one day protect our planet and find out why science is the only thing that can stop a fatal asteroid strike. Narrated by Star Wars star, Daisy Ridley, this documentary features actual footage and stunning simulations.


FOOD OPTIONS

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.

OPTION 1 — $11 per person (tax included)

INCLUDES:

  • Choice of pepperoni or cheese pizza slice
  • Piece of fruit
  • Juice or milk  
OPTION 2 — $11 per person (tax included)

INCLUDES:

  • Wrap (choice of ham or turkey) with cheese, lettuce, and tomato (mustard and mayo on the side)
  • Fruit
  • Cereal bar
  • Juice or milk
OPTION 3 — $11 per person (tax included)

INCLUDES:

  • Cheese, crackers, and cold cuts (can substitute meat with veggies)
  • Fruit
  • Juice or milk

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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