Explore the wonders of the Planetarium through a little robot's quest for a home in this whimsical and innovative production. Mixing elements of traditional storytelling with digital technology, every show is a little different as the children in the audience help create it!
Best for ages 4 to 8
"A dazzling show for kids, robots, and stars"
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Aurora Borealis in this stunning full-dome experience. Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, a photography crew captured time-lapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high-resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of a team’s quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in full dome theatres.
Best for keen young scientists and adults
25 minutes, followed by a 20-minute live presentation by a Science North Bluecoat
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best-known Dwarf Planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose?
A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages
35 minutes, followed by a 10-minute live presentation by a Science North Bluecoat
What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. With expert input from leading scientists to leading cosmologists, astrophysicists, astro-chemists, planetary scientists and astro-biologists we present humanity's current understanding of where everything, including us, came from.
With state-of the-art digital technology, Science North’s Planetarium is the first planetarium of its kind in Northern Ontario. Feature films about astronomy and other space topics are projected on an 8.4 metre dome. The digital technologies, surround sound and special dome screen immerse audiences, taking them through the galaxies and right to the outer extremities of the known universe, billions of light years away.
Visitors will learn about the stars, planets and galaxies through live presentations presented by Science North Staff Scientists who have access to a comprehensive library of scientific data and ready-to-use educational materials, as well as advanced real time show production tools.