If you are interested in Sciences than you should spend a day at Science North.
The outside of the building is shaped like a snowflake.
It's right on Ramsey Lake.
It has a dinosaur display as well as an Imax theatre.
There is also Dynamic earth which you have the opportunity to go underground in a real mine.
See website for informatin on both.
This museum was a lot of fun and worth the stop in Sudbury for a couple hours. It’s a bit expensive, but includes: a film (various topics-ours was about gold), an animated play about the history of Sudbury (very interesting), a tour of a display mine where you see how mining has changed over the decades and the methods used, and two showrooms displaying various rocks, information, etc., plus the opportunity to pan for your own piece of gold to take home with you! Mind you, you won’t get rich off of it…:s Oh, plus you get to see Sudbury's famous Big Nickel standing outside the museum!
Seeing the slap being dumped from the mines is something like you'll never see anywhere else. It looks like lava flowing out of a volcano.
This is something that you can only see once a week at night.
See the pour here
"Dynamic Earth" is a rather peculiar name for the facility that operates the tours a Sudbury Nickel Mine, but which is probably more famous as the home of "The Big Nickel" - the largest freestanding nickel coin in the world!
I love this tradition of "Big Roadside Attractions" - it reminds me of the Wawa Goose, also in Ontario, or the World's second largest ball of twine, which is somewhere in central Kansas.
Dynamic Earth has an interesting interpretative center which offers a plausible and fascinating explanation of how this region came to house of the world's largest concentrations of nickel. Apparently, at some point in the distant past there was a cataclysmic meteor strike nearby that set off a chain reaction of geologic and geographic phenomena. Neat-o!
You can also find out about the development of the nickel industry, and how the lives of thousands of immigrants were transformed when they moved out here in the middle of the Laurentian shield to extract this vital ore from deep under the earth.
Did you know that Nickel was only isolated as an element as recently as 1751? Thank you, Baron Cronstedt, one of the great Swedes of History!
The city of Sudbury itself has a lake - Ramsey Lake. This lake is very popular with the residents and the visitors alike. There is a cruise boat on the lake that we missed and several kms of pathway along the lake for hiking and jogging that we thoroughly used.
The men and children in our entourage played cricket, which was very much enjoyed by the other visitors, although I doubt they understood the game. The city has its hockey team called Sudbury Wolves.
There is Science North Museum in the neighborhood. The building of the museum can be seen from the lake.
Dynamic Earth invites you inside the planet to explore the mighty forces of nature that impact people and cultures around the world. Enter a glass-enclosed elevator and embark on a subterranean adventure deep into the Inco Chasm while viewing a fascinating multimedia show.
Exit into a network of underground tunnels and explore the history of mining the planet's precious cargo. Back on the surface, uncover fascinating evidence of a massive meteorite impact that created the Sudbury Basin 1.8 billion years ago.
Step into the Generations Barbershop and listen in as the fascinating historical events that shaped Sudbury's 120-year history are recounted by "Louie" the barber. Explore fascinating exhibits and ground-breaking multimedia.
Get your picture taken next to the famous Big Nickel!
Science North, Sudbury, is a world-renowned science centre and Northern Ontario's most popular tourist attraction.
Get up close to a porcupine , a beaver and flying squirrels, build a robot in the LEGO® Mindstorms Robotic Lab, , manipulate a life-sized replica of the Canadarm, discover how your body ‘ticks’, and walk amidst hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies in the F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery.
A forty minute drive from downtown Sudbury, Onaping Falls provides a short nature trail, picturesque lookouts, and a picnic area.
Within the Ramsey lake park, we discovered a sculpture paying homage to the mine workers of Sudbury. Caste in metal, it depicts the mining roots of the city.
In the winter, when the lake freezes over, there is ice fishing, but best of all, the plow a trail for skating beside the boardwalk from the main beach to Science North.
When in Sudbury, whether it is Summer or Winter you must go and see the Boardwalk.
In the summer the beach, is well used, and with an amphitheatre, there is usually some festival going on.
Sudbury is noted for it's copper and nickle mines. This is symbolized by this huge Nickle which is usuall on exhibit at the mine but was moved whil ethe mine is under repair.