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Science North maintains the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada: Science North, and Dynamic Earth.
Science North is a hands-on, immersive science centre with a fun and enthusiastic approach to science education. The Bluecoats (real scientists and science communicators) help to make visits more enjoyable, and also ensure that visitor interactions with exhibits and live animal ambassadors are more informative. Science North also features an IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery and Special Exhibits Hall.
Dynamic Earth is also a hands-on, immersive science centre, which offers earth sciences and mining experiences. It is home to the biggest coin in the world, the Big Nickel! This interactive experience — which includes an iconic guided underground mine tour, multimedia theatres and interesting exhibits — is fun for visitors of all ages and takes place in an interactive and educational environment.
In addition to the two science centres in Sudbury, Science North also oversees an award-winning Large Format Film production unit and an Exhibit Sales and Service unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits for sale or lease to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world.
Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, has developed North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a 10-month joint graduate diploma program.
Science North also has a base in Thunder Bay, Ontario, providing science experiences to Northwestern Ontario schools and festivals, as well as summer science camps and more.
Nearby is the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area and Bell Park which features a groomed walkway and follows the shoreline of Ramsey Lake.
Science North maintains a bicycle shelter, located just 75 feet front the main entrance, and accommodates 18 bicycles with 36 inch spacing between the racks providing plenty of room. The shelter is closed on 3 sides with tempered glass walls and has an aluminum roof. Also located in the shelter is a manual foot pump along with a bicycle repair station equipped with the tools you need for any required repairs.
Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity #10796 2979 RR0001. Dynamic Earth is a Science North attraction. IMAX® is registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.
As the cultural centre and tourist heart of the Village of St. Jacobs, the Three Sisters Cultural Center focuses mainly on experiential activities where visitors interact with artists in their studios, participate in workshops, enjoy the art in the gallery and attend our varied events. We support tourism in Waterloo Region in every possible way, as such we create a welcoming environment for tourists and participate in BIA events and destination development work the Township engages in with support from other key destinations and Explore Waterloo.
Recently, we built a bike shelter, with secure bike racks, that is easily accessed from the road. The area surrounding St. Jacobs has several cycle trails and Explore Waterloo has developed maps and information about routes which are shared with visitors to Three Sisters. In June every year, the BT700 cycle event launches its “Grand Depart” from the St. Jacobs and Three Sisters now hosts their social event the evening before which brings together the bikepacking community. We host cyclists all season and support the Tasting House next door organize lunches for them on our deck as well as provide them with all needed facilities.
The Grand River Transit operates into in St. Jacobs, and Bus 21 offers bike racks so cyclists can travel with their bike into the beautiful countryside to enjoy the endless cycle routes. The Three Sisters Centre supports an active lifestyle with the opportunity for cyclists to learn about the arts and culture in the area. We welcome the opportunity to become Ontario by Bike certified so we can support cyclists as they travel through the area and they are aware Three Sisters is a place for them to rest and get back on the trail.