Museum sights in Sudbury
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This huge science center is a major regional attraction conspicuously housed in two snowflake-shaped buildings on the edge of Lake Ramsey. After passing through a tunnel dug deep within the 2.5-billion-year-old Canadian Shield, take the elevator to the top and work your way down through the spiral of exciting hands-on activities. Wander through a living butterfly garden, stargaze in the digital planetarium, explore rocks through a microscope, build an empire out of Lego or fly away on a bushplane simulator. The blue-coated staff are exceptionally friendly and can tackle the most obscure questions about the displays. Major exhibits change regularly, as do the films…
Most towns in northern Ontario have a mining museum, but Dynamic Earth takes the cake. The main attraction is the underground tour (with a simulated dynamite blast), and visitors will enjoy the extensive geologically themed exhibits. There's also plenty of interactive stuff for the kids and the kids-at-heart. Don't forget to grab a picture in front of the Big Nickel (a 9m-high five-cent coin), which is actually made of stainless steel.