TORONTO, /CNW/ – Explore climate science and become a climate quest hero! Through hands-on games, activities and multimedia experiences, the new exhibition Our Climate Quest invites visitors to examine the impacts of climate change, learn about real climate action stories and get inspired to be part of the solution. Produced by Science North, this action-oriented exhibition is on now at the Ontario Science Centre until April 9, 2024.
“We’re proud to present this engaging exhibition that brilliantly reframes the challenges of climate change to illustrate how even small actions can indeed help protect our planet,” said Paul Kortenaar, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. “Our Climate Quest offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to reflect, participate and inspire meaningful action towards a more sustainable future. Developed by our friends at Science North and designed by the Ontario Science Centre, this exhibition showcases how the province’s two science centres work together as leaders in STEM learning.”
The bilingual, 6,000 sq. ft. exhibition is divided into themed zones featuring hands-on exhibits, interactive multimedia experiences, quizzes, games and real stories from real people taking climate action across Canada. Visitors will learn about the current understanding of climate change and its impact through observations, historical data and Indigenous knowledge. It also urges people to examine personal behaviours and explore how we shop, eat, live and more.
“Developing and touring the Our Climate Quest exhibitions has been a tremendous privilege for Science North as it has allowed us to build upon our commitments to climate action and further strengthen our partnerships across the tourism sector and with the Government of Canada,” said Ashley Larose, CEO, Science North. “We are grateful to Environment and Climate Change Canada for funding this transformational initiative, which will reach millions of youth across our country. We couldn’t be more honoured and pleased to have the Ontario Science Centre host this fantastic exhibition.”
Beginning in February, the Science Centre offers new daily programs and special events related to the exhibition including learning about the production and impacts of different textiles and the important role worms play in composting. Check our schedule for more information and times.
Visitors interested in learning more about the environment and climate science can step inside the Science Centre’s OMNIMAX® Theatre and experience two captivating IMAX® films: Ancient Caves, opening on February 13, featuring a team of cave explorers as they explore vast underground worlds to reveal clues about the planet’s climate history; and A Beautiful Planet, documenting an awe-inspiring trip around our world with astronauts.
Our Climate Quest was produced by Science North. This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada. The exhibition is presented at the Ontario Science Centre in partnership with Lead Sponsors Ontario Power Generation and BMO, and Knowledge Partner Western Engineering.
SOURCE Ontario Science Centre