Take an unprecedented journey through the essential bundle of neurons that is the human brain, the control centre for our thoughts, senses and feelings.
Walk through a forest of tangled wires and flashing lights that evokes trillions of firing synapses inside the brain. Watch a video projected on a giant brain model that provides an introduction to the many areas and functions of this remarkable organ. Explore how your brain processes language, organizes the visual world, and stores memories. Learn about the surprising ways the brain continually rewires itself through different stages of life and discover how new knowledge about the brain's inner workings may help scientists repair and improve brain function.
Along the way, be challenged with puzzles and games that probe neural connections and pathways. Finally, relax in the "Brain Lounge" and observe how different parts of the brain are stimulated by various activities - like listening to music, sporting events or foreign languages.
Special Exhibition included with Science Centre Admission
December 13, 2014 - April 26, 2015 Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr.
The Lost Dhow: A Discovery from the Maritime Silk Route provides the earliest evidence of a maritime silk route — and confirms the vibrant exchange of ideas, and technologies between peoples that occurred centuries before the Portuguese entered the region in the late 15th century.
Through the display of more than 300 objects from its cargo, this exhibition tells compelling stories about the ship, its crew, and the treacherous movement by sea of domestic and luxury wares between continents 1,200 years ago.
A classic tale goes rogue in THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, the heart-pounding, eye-popping new stage adventure from the Royal Shakespeare Company that puts a bold new twist on the story of the world's most infamous outlaw.
This raucous and thrilling production explodes off the stage with swashbuckling, acrobatics, comedy, romance and original music written and performed by the celebrated indie roots band Parsonsfield.
Don't miss this internationally acclaimed, delightfully theatrical experience - it's Sherwood Forest like you've never seen it before!
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to a butter battling military school for thinking too many "thinks."
Horton's attention to the speck of dust and his "loitering" care of Mayzie LaBird's egg has elicited taunting and accusations from the rest of the animal kingdom, except for Gertrude McFuzz, who longs for his attention, and JoJo, whose "thinks" save them all in the end!
A fun, family friendly introduction to snowshoeing! Crawford Lake staff help families learn how to snowshoe; taking them along the trail to look for wildlife tracks and signs, and play games as the sun sets over the winter landscape. As darkness falls we settle in around the campfire in the Iroquoian Village for hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows.
This event is suitable for children age 8--14. The snowshoes aren't suitable for younger children, but younger siblings are welcome to slide along (please bring your sled!). Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.
Every Saturday in January and February (weather permitting) 4 pm--6 pm Purchase tickets online.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colours introduces visitors to the amazing and colorful world of anurans – the frogs. Although most people have no aversion to frogs, their beauty and elegance are often overlooked.
These amphibians are among the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing, and adaptively remarkable life forms on earth. If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind!
Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure.
Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland.
Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees, sparkling views of the countryside at the Suspension Bridge and breathtaking lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment.
No experience is required and the pace is moderate. Recommended for ages 8-10 and older. Night snowshoe hikes are scheduled for most Saturday nights and run weather-permitting.
Cost: $40 with snowshoe rental; $30 without. Reservations are required: (705) 446-0256 ext. 223.
Join in at the parlour for Keeping You in Stitches, a relaxing afternoon of knitting and crocheting. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Bring your own projects from home or try out one of our fun patterns and add something to our #yarnbomb.
Extra needles, hooks, corkers, and yarn for practice and experimentation will be available. It is FREE to participate, however, donations are always welcome.
Norman Perrin and Diana Tso Sunday, February 1 at 3 pm Stories about the transformative power of art and music. Meet talking fish, lions, dragons, magic paintbrushes — and much more!
Phyllis Walker and Marylyn Peringer Sunday, February 15 at 3 pm Anansi and Gahan: Trickster tales from sunny lands…
Sage Tyrtle and Anna Kerz Sunday, March 1 at 3 pm How did you get into this mess? Stories of trouble in which help often comes from a most unexpected source. Tales from around the world to touch your heart and tickle your funny bone.
Dan Yashinsky and Leslie Ogilvie Sunday, March 15 at 3 pm A singing donkey, a frog who climbs to heaven on a spider web, a pot of magic soup, a talking peach tree… and that’s just the beginning!
Hit the trail with Rouge Park's Guided Walks in our 6th year of adventure and discovery.
We are in the mid-winter month of February. This means lots of great things! Days are noticeably longer, the sun is getting definitely stronger, and we have made it through so far! Celebrate our four seasons with a guided walk.
Dress for the weather. We always suggest boots made for the trail. To keep us safe and ready to get out there, we wear boot traction and recommend Microspikes.
Some walks are adult only and require an RSVP - check the site for details.
Located on the beach between the Leuty Lifeguard Station and the Balmy Beach Club are five evenly spaced metal life guard stands. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature or foundation for pieces of public art.
The pieces are temporary installations and need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather.
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