3 Talks on Life at the Final Frontier in October
In preparation for the visit of Astronaut Chris Hadfield with the Windsor Symphony on October 17-19, 2014, Dr. Bill Baylis will give a series of three interactive talks about space and space travel at 10 AM on successive Thursdays, starting on October 2 and continuing on Oct. 9 and 16. At 1 PM Friday, Oct. 17, we will host a live video link to the interview of Chris Hadfield by WSO Music Director Robert Franz. The lectures and link will be held in the Café at Science City. Come to one or come to all! Registration is through UNICOM
Environmental Imact of Beef Production is Next Science Café.
Our monthly Science Cafés start this month on October 15, 2014 and continue on the third Wednesday of each month through June 2015. In October, Dr. Monica Radulescu, an environmental scientist with environmental consulting firm Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, presents a café "From Algal Blooms to Cow Farts: the Environmental Impact of Eating Beef." She will discuss life-cycle assessment (LCA) as a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling).
Thanks for making our 9th Earth Day Dinner such a success!
Thanks to attendees, sponsors, and to our guest Ivan Semeniuk, who took us on a fascinating journey in space and time in his talk "Earth: a Cosmic Perspective." Congratulations to the student poster and poetry winners!
Apple App now available for Science City
Thanks to our talented high-school volunteer Gurpreet Chana, there is now a free Science City app for your iPhone. Keep in touch with hours, prices, and events. To download it, visit the App Store at http://www.apple.com/itunes/. You can find the app in the Education section under Canada South Science City.
David Suzuki Presents Award to Science City
We were pleased to be recognized for our efforts to raise awareness about science and the importance of protecting our environment. Our thanks to the organizers of the Canvas Campus and to Dr. Suzuki for making the Mother Earth Awards.
Pearl Bradd, who was recognised as the "Grandmother of Science City" in 2011 for her years of contributions and work for here, was declared a Conservation Champion at a recent ceremony by ERCA, the Essex Region Conservation Authority. One of Pearl's most recent projects has been to revamp our animal and fossil exhibits. Come and admire her wonderful work!
Curriculum-Based Class Programs 2013-14
Bring your school class for an exciting program of hands-on science activities. There are several curriculum-based workshops to choose from. Full-day and half-day programs are available.
Membership in CASC
Science City is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) and participates in their reciprocal program of free admissions. If you are a member of another participating CASC centre, you have free admission to Science City. Conversely, if you are a member of Science City, your membership card will also give you free general admission to over two dozen other CASC centres across Canada.
There's plenty to do and see at Science City. Kids really love the fossil dig, shadowland, and the human bubble. We also have live animals (snakes, turtles, fish, tarantulas, geckos, ...) and a time tunnel of historical telephones, photo equipment, TVs, computers, and so on. We house a Parkway exhibit, too, showing how the Herb Gray Parkway is being constructed to preserve natural habitats. But our emphasis is on hands-on interactive exhibits showing principles of physical science and biodiversity. We have about a hundred of these.
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New! Tutorials in Math & Science
Students are often pushed into advanced classes before they are comfortable with the basics. This is especially problematic in math. It's easy to get behind and to want to give up. We offer individual and small-group tutorials in math and science, given by qualified university graduate students or upper-level undergraduates, starting October 2, 2013. Our tutorials build an understanding of concepts through hands-on problem solving.
Finally we have moved a bit further into the 21st century, and you can make secure payments online through our website. We use a combination of Stripe and SpaceBox, which provides security for your personal information and charge-card numbers. Try it out using our payments form!
Birthday Parties at Science City!
Book the best Birthday Party in Windsor. Science based. Easy, Convenient, Fun, Educational and Affordable. Visit the Lagoon, Big Dig, Human Bubble and More!!!
Capri Pizza Discount
Get 20% off items in the take-out menu from Capri Pizza, Dougall Avenue, ordered for Birthday Parties and other events held at SCIENCE CITY!!
Thanks to Donors and Sponsors!
We can survive and thrive only with the help of our generous donors and sponsors. Entrance receipts would never be sufficient to cover our expenses.
Gift Ideas from Science City
Give memberships in Science City! Spread the fun experiencing the joy of discovering science and its applications. Great for children of all ages, even seniors! Members of Science City have free admission to 2 dozen Science Centres across Canada. Single admission tickets and gifts from our science store are also available.
Monday to Wednesdays by appointment only.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10 AM to 5 PM
Children 3 yrs. to 12 yrs:...........$6.00
2 adults + 2 children:.............$25.00 (a $3 savings)
Additional children each:.........$5.00 ($1 savings each)
Children 2 yrs & under:...............Free
School teachers with ID.................Free
Support workers with clients.........Free
Family of 4 Memberships..............$75
Additional family members............$20 ea
Because of our membership in the reciprocal program of the Canadian Association of Science Centres, members in Science City have free general admission to over 2 dozen Science Centres across Canada.
Parking is FREE at Science City!