Growing up in Sudbury, I’ve been lucky enough to have gone on a field trip to Science North essentially every year from grade 1 to grade 9 or so. There are, of course, some parts of the science centre that do not change, but they have new IMAX films, new main exhibits, and other shows that swap out every so often.
This past Friday, I took a little trip to Science North with two of my best friends (who I met at Laurentian!) since none of us had visited in years. I was just excited to revisit my childhood, and my friend Krista was super excited to visit the butterfly gallery because she adores them! She even knows what specific butterflies are called based on colour, and not just the monarch! I was impressed.
The first thing we did was check out the Body Worlds exhibit. It’s a really hard concept to get used to, knowing you are looking at real bones, organs, muscles, and tissues. I really had to distance myself (and crack a couple jokes about it) to feel more comfortable with it! Clearly, there is a good reason that I am in the Humanities and not the Sciences.
From the exhibit, we exited into the gift shop, and I so so badly wanted this crystal! You can grow it at home! In a container! A crystal! I want it.
Next up was the butterfly exhibit.
I am not the biggest fan of insects, or really any tiny creature, because I am easily frightened, so I am still really proud of myself for going into the gallery! I only “yelp”ed once, and it was because a butterfly was really close to my face.
This is a picture of Krista and I inside the gallery. Our friend Jen was a little more frightened than me, but she came inside after a little while, and we were all very proud!
We took a walk through the third floor. We got to see some turtles:
And Rosie the skunk, who seemed a bit scared of us:
We then all pretended we were moose, and I particularly enjoyed this:
After that, we found the coolest thing on the fourth floor! Did you know that they have added a section where you can pretend to be on CTV News? They even send you an e-mail of your video! As someone hoping to obtain my Masters of Journalism in the future, I had an absolute blast playing at this station (like a news station! Get it??). This is me and Jen:
We ended the day with the 4D (that’s right, 4D) show about wildfires. It was so cool, because it was a show in 3D, but then your seat moves, smoke fills the air (from the fires), and… Well, I won’t ruin the show!
This is a cool picture of me wearing 3D glasses at the cavern:
Hope you’ve all had fabulous weeks! Until next time…