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.
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.
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.
Weekends, March Break and holidays - Visit the reconstructed Iroquoian Village and learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples as you take in an interactive (and edible!) Sweet Water demonstration.
Nostalgia is served warm and gooey in the afternoon as staff demonstrate how to make taffy on snow. Maple themed crafts and discovery hunts for kids.
Weekdays - Enjoy a range of exhibits in the newly constructed, heated Deer Clan Longhouse. Other facilities may be limited – call for details.
The Glendragon Scavenger Hunt is on and the stakes are high; Mike is determined to discover the most knightly way to tackle this chivalrous quest. With a little help for the would-be-hero from his closest friends: Sparkie and Squirt, a pair of quirky dragons and his valiant friend Trollee, as well as his wizard-in-training sister Evie, Mike leads the charge through daunting challenges and unexpected encounters.
Set in an enchanting world filled with medieval castles, plucky trolls and flying dragons, Mike the Knight in the Great Scavenger Hunt unfolds through a mix of adventure, comedy, music, song and dance, and of course a little bit of magic!
Driven by his passion to help others and, along the way, be the best knight he can be, Mike the Knight embarks on an enchanting and interactive adventure of ultimate detection and discovery that’s perfect for the whole family.
February 28 - Sony Centre, Toronto - 1 pm March 1 - Regent Theatre, Oshawa - 1 and 4 pm March 4 - Living Arts Centre, Mississauga - 6:30 pm March 6 - Hamilton Place, Hamilton - 6:30 pm
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