- Type: Museums
NileGuide Expert tip:
Kids will love to explore the trains outside the museum.
This hands-on science museum is pretty good -- and science-minded kids will probably think it's off the charts. Interactive displays encourage visitor participation in demonstrations of such physical principles as viscosity, or to climb aboard a steam locomotive, launch a rocket from a mini-control room, observe the heavens in the evening through Canada's largest refracting telescope, watch chicks hatching, or walk through a Crazy Kitchen where everything seems normal -- but the floor is tilted at a sharp angle. The permanent exhibits deal with Canada in space, land and marine transportation, communications, and all kinds of modern industrial and household technology, while temporary and traveling shows focus in on some aspect of science or technology history, such as a history of bicycles or food safety. An adjacent outdoor technology park features machines and devices from the windmill and lighthouse to radar and rocket. A popular new Virtual Voyage ride simulates two wild rides through outer space, using high-tech displays and special six-person pods that feel like they're flying right through the action on screen. These rides cost a bit extra, but are a thrill a minute.
- © Frommer's 2013
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- Highly Recommended 2010