"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 third annual Ignite! Festival saw people flocking to the Saskatchewan Science Centre for four days filled with science fun. The festival celebrated innovation and creativity by putting art and science together. Saturday was the grand finale with the Ignite! Expo which saw exhibitors bring their creations to show off. Here are five of the coolest creations. Read more
The St. Philip's marina was full of kids and divers returning sea creatures to the ocean for 4th annual Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium animal release party Saturday.
Each year, sea animals like crabs, sea stars, urchins, and fish are collected from the ocean to spend the summer in the Mini Aquarium. Read more
The event was billed as an all age’s event and was part of Timmins’ celebration of Culture Days and also Astronomy Month at the Timmins’ Science Village.
There was a campfire on-site, but stargazers were asked to please dress warmly and bring a chair or ground cover to make themselves and their families comfortable. Read more
Months after its grand opening, Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault announced a $533,330 investment from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to support Science North's $1-million upgrade to its IMAX theatre.
On Feb. 6, Science North reopened its IMAX theatre with an upgraded laser projection system and a new digital sound system with 12 discrete channels and sub-bass. Read more.
The money will support the IMP Aerospace Flight Gallery, and students and visitors will learn how to build and fly aircraft as well as principles of flight work, and maintenance and repairs through simulators.
“We look forward to our long-term partnership with the New Discovery Centre as we create awareness, educate, and develop interest in aerospace for our young minds throughout the province.” Read more
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