This Friday, Science North and over 300 science institutions from all over the world will join together to celebrate International Science Centre & Science Museum Day (ISCSMD).
Canada’s Science North is a key player in the event, the largest joint project of its kind ever launched.
Visitors to Ontario’s most popular attraction are being offered free admission tomorrow from 5pm – 8pm to join in the fun and celebrate science.
They’ll be able to take park in special interactive workshops, see the stars at a Planetarium show and enjoy a one-of-a-kind movie experience at IMAX.
Encouraging the public to engage with sustainability
“Science North is extremely excited and honoured to partner with ASTC, UNESCO and hundreds of science centres and science museums around the world to celebrate a day that recognizes how influential institutions like Science North are for a community,” observes Guy Labine, Science North CEO and Chair, ASTC Board of Directors.
“Being a part of global initiatives such as ISCSMD ensures that Science North continues to be a global leader in the education of science and technology.”
A major driver for the initiative is to raise awareness of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to encourage the public to take action. The SDGs include ending poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change.
Science North is an educational resource operating two of the largest science centres in Canada. Attractions include an IMAX® theatre, planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel.
An agency of the Government of Ontario, it also develops custom and ready-made exhibits and multimedia experiences for science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world.
Last month, Science North announced a new partnership with Grandview Enterprise Co. Ltd. to provide expertise for the creation of a new science centre in Guangzhou, China.
The agreement gives the developer access to Science North’s wealth of experience regarding science centre operations, science education, staff training and more.