40 Years of Igniting Curiosity

The Ontario Science Centre has flourished over the last 10 years by restoring the Greater Toronto Area’s curiosity in science. This museum is a great marker to understand the potential that these Science Museums have on visitors and the community.

There are many ingenious solutions that can increase admission, promote school field trips, and capture or recapture different generations of visitors. The Ontario Science Centre has developed their IMAX Theater to create and enhance the experience of how knowledge in learned through captivating documentaries. This dome shaped theater changes the experience of watching a film by overwhelming the visitors senses of movement and sound.

The Sleepover Program takes the movie “Night at the Museum” to the next step and makes it a reality. Visitors are able to spend the night among the exhibits and reinvestigate them after sundown, and once again before the museum reopens to the public. This re-evaluates how a simple solution has a enormous impact of the people that get to enjoy the exhibits.

They truly due have fun down to a science!

(Steven Kayes)

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One response to “40 Years of Igniting Curiosity

  1. Stephen, this is such a great idea and other science centers should take note! In Virginia the state aquarium has whale watching tours, Halloween tours and other family events that are both interactive and, like the center you discussed, FUN! It is so important that museums, especially science centers find an outlet to mesh creative outputs with knowledge building exhibits. These are great ideas for the NY Hall of Science! 🙂

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