Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre

March 09, 2012 08:00 ET

March Break at the Ontario Science Centre promises President's Choice® SuperDogs, Movie Magic, and Leonardo da Vinci

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 2012) -

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This March Break the Ontario Science Centre asks: "Who let the dogs out?" as The Science of a SuperDog® paws its way into the Centre for three shows daily from March 10-18. The Centre will be open for extended hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 10-18 inclusive. March Break is also the last opportunity for visitors to experience Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop - The Exhibition before it closes on March 18th.

President's Choice SuperDogs dance, jump, leap, weave, move and groove to funky Motown beats. Visitors will learn how these cuddly canines become SuperDogs during an exciting week of educational presentations focusing on dogs and their place in the global community. The Science of a SuperDog takes place daily March 10-18 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Procter & Gamble Great Hall.

In addition, Toronto's own super dog, Sparky the Fire Dog will be at the Science Centre with members from Toronto Fire Fighters teaching about Fire Safety. Visitors can meet fire fighters and climb aboard a real fire truck, weather permitting, out front in TELUSCAPE. Fire Safety Week takes place March 12-16 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

"The Ontario Science Centre offers countless exhibits, programs and activities to pique the curiosity of visitors of all ages," says Lesley Lewis, CEO. "You can take a virtual trip to the moon, peek into the mind of one of the world's greatest inventors, perspire in a rainforest, walk through a tornado, build your own rollercoaster, create special movie effects, and more."

Lights, camera, action! Meet our special effects team whose mission is to add exciting science and flashy action to a film production. The team will help guests test a collection of props and demonstrations; create instant snow; make and see an audience member fly; and explore unusual make-up applications. Visitors will be swept up in this fun-filled, interactive scientific adventure that's sure to end with a bang! Movie Magic takes place daily March 10-18 at 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. in the Imperial Oil Auditorium.

Orange Drop, this year's March Break sponsor, is a recycling and safe disposal program for household hazardous waste, run by Stewardship Ontario, an industry-funded, not-for-profit organization. Visit the Orange Drop Recycling tent to find out about hazardous waste and how to safely dispose of it. See a battery recycling display, as well as cool furniture made from recycled materials. Everyone can play with the touch screen sorting games, and kids can draw and design using our magnetized whiteboards! And of course there will be great hand-outs for visitors including lots of swag. Visit www.makethedrop.ca to learn more. Learn about recycling with Orange Drop daily from March 10-18.

About the Ontario Science Centre

The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 45 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario.




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