Get ready to view dinosaurs in an entirely different way at the Ontario Science Centre when it re-opens ― with Dinosaurs in Motion as one of its upcoming exhibitions.
Using gears and levers, visitors will take control of life-size, massive metal skeletons, including a 44-foot-long T-Rex. Inside each steel sculpture, visitors can watch the mechanical parts at work as the dinosaurs move, demonstrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) principles in action.
With the ability to manipulate dinosaurs with lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, visitors can interact with dinosaurs on a scale that is unprecedented in a museum setting. Guests will also be able to create their own art and science projects with hands-on activities at Innovation Stations.
Dinosaurs in Motion weaves science, art, and innovation themes throughout and touches on each of these educational topics at each sculpture.
- Art: Sketching/drawing/Sculpting
- Science: Kinetics/biomechanics/Robotics
- Innovation: Observing/Experimenting
Dinosaurs in Motion is the most interactive dinosaur exhibit to ever come to Toronto.
The Ontario Science Centre which has been closed since the onset of COVID-19 back in March 2020, has been working hard to welcome visitors back through its doors. They have been modifying exhibits and reconfiguring halls, so it's taken a bit longer but they hope to open soon. Here's what you can expect upon its reopening. For the time being, the Science Centre is inviting you to take a virtual tour of the new Dinosaurs In Motion exhibition.
Find out more at ontariosciencecentre.ca/what-s-on/exhibitions/dinosaurs-in-motion.