Science is at play in the most ingenious way this March Break! Join us at the Canada Science and Technology Museum for a plethora of fun-filled activities, experiments, and demonstrations that are sure to engage visitors of all ages. Visit our top-notch interactive exhibitions, get up close with demonstrations in the galleries, or head to the big demo stage for piping hot and supercool experiments. Take part in a hands-on, cardboard extravaganza…then try the new moving sculpture activity in Exploratek! Our March Break festivities will include some special guests — offering interactive activities ranging from coding to neuroscience and more!
When: February 29, March 1, March 5 to 7, March 14 to 15, and March 19 to 22
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Event Hall
Unplug the kids from their devices…and bring them to our first-ever Cardboard Extravaganza! Participants will be challenged to fashion cardboard boxes into a giant sculpture, or to create a personalized game inspired by arcades, favourite sports, or rollercoasters! Experience all the amazing ingenuity at play from such a simple material…cardboard!
Recommended for participants ages 6+. Parents/guardians must remain in the event hall for the duration of their child’s play. Adults are welcomed to enjoy the lounge space. Toddlers are invited to play in the cardboard play structure area.
The museum reserves the right to limit the number of participants in the programming area.
Ottawa Jam: Raspberry Pi Microcomputer Event
Date: March 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Get your digits and neurons moving with this hands-on coding event! Discover projects created by local tinkerers with Raspberry Pi microcomputers. Make your own digital game using simple coding programs, and increase your digital skills by exploring the full potential of this small, nifty device.
Brain Awareness Activities
Date: March 16 to 19
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join the Ottawa Chapter of The Society for Neuroscience for some fun and interactive neuroscience activities. Try our Backyard Brains experiments, which allow you to control a robotic claw — or another person’s hand — with signals sent by your brain to your muscles! Test your reaction time, see your brainwaves on a computer, and discover more about touch, taste, and smell.
Date: March 15 to 22, 2020
Time: From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Take part in a new and inspiring design challenge at Exploratek! Assemble an automata — a mechanical sculpture that moves with a crank. Next, take inspiration from its movement and create a wintery scene out of the tinkering supplies. Share a photo or video of your creation on your social media channels using the hashtag #Exploratek.
Limited space available — first come, first served. No registration required.