An interactive flight exhibit, now open at the Ontario Science Center

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Enjoy new shows this summer featuring live birds of prey, drones, flying toys and more, plus an exciting new IMAX® dinosaurs movies Antarctic and in the wilderness

TORONTO, June 29, 2022 /CNW/ – Take your curiosity to new heights this summer with the science of flight, fun activities and fascinating discoveries at the Ontario Science Centre! Fasten your seatbelts and celebrate the power of aeronautical innovation, pilot a supersonic jet, take a ride in a space elevator and more at Above and Beyond: An Interactive Flight Exhibit. Created by Boeing in partnership with Evergreen Exhibitions, NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, the 5,000 square foot exhibit takes visitors to the Science Center on an epic journey through the skies and beyond all summer long.

Soar like a bird at Above and Beyond: An Interactive Flight Exhibition now at the Ontario Science Centre! Celebrate the power of aeronautical innovation with hands-on learning activities for the whole family. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

With two captivating new IMAX® films at the immersive OMNIMAX® Theater – dinosaurs Antarctic and In the wilderness – visitors can also experience new on-site programs offered by Science Center staff and partners this summer, including Birds of prey, In-flight toys, Drone in action, flying friends and more.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Ontario Science Center this summer with dynamic demonstrations, live performances, incredible films, as well as the truly unique experience of our brand new exhibit, Above and beyond,” said Paul Kortenaar, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. “Filled with interactive challenges and simulations demonstrating the impact of aerospace breakthroughs on our daily lives, this exhibit is sure to inspire and amaze the whole family.”

Above and beyond Discover all about flight with hands-on fun – from the physics behind a flock of flying birds to the technology powering today’s most sophisticated spacecraft. Visitors can see the world from a bird’s eye view, design and fly a supersonic jet, learn about the inspiring history of air and space travel, and learn how scientists are working to take humans faster, higher and farther than ever before.

“Igniting an interest in the wonders of aerospace from an early age is a priority for Boeing, and the Above and beyond offers future engineers, pilots or astronauts an interactive insight into how they can achieve their dreams and inspires them to pursue careers in science and technology,” said Todd LemonPh.D., Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Boeing Research & Technology.

It’s show time! The Science Center is ready to host fun, flight-related special events and science demonstrations for visitors this summer, including:

  • Birds of prey: Admire the flight of raptors – also called birds of prey – as they swoop and soar overhead (July, 1st – 3 and July 9th – ten)

  • In-flight toys: Learn about the four forces of flight – lift, weight, drag and thrust – and see how they power some popular flying toys (daily except special weekends, from 4th July)

  • Drone in action: Watch drones in action and learn about the many practical uses of these impressive flying machines (August 6 – 7 and August 13 – 14)

  • VR Drone Zone: See the Science Center from a drone’s perspective during this immersive VR experience for visitors ages 13 and up (August 6 – 7 and August 13 – 14)

  • flying friends: Discover how feathered birds, furry bats and winged insects take flight (daily)

  • A breathtaking experience: Recharge with the iconic Van de Graaff generator (daily)

Truly something for everyone – the Science Center’s giant OMNIMAX dome® Thrills at the theater with two jaw-dropping new IMAX® films this summer. First, moviegoers travel to a prehistoric world now lost in ice on the southernmost continent of Antarctic and face giant and fearsome dinosaurs in dinosaurs Antarctic. Then, from Academy Award-winning and narrated MacGillivray Films®-winner Morgan FREEMAN, In the wilderness takes the audience on an extraordinary adventure through the great outdoors and the secret wonders of nature. dinosaurs Antarctic and Into Nature’s Wild are both rated G and have a running time of 50 minutes.

The Ontario Science Center is open 7 days a week and welcomes visitors all summer long. Please visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca to purchase tickets and to view our IMAX showtimes® films and live demonstrations.

This summer, due to the necessary maintenance of our building, the Science Center is using two entrances. To visit all exhibit halls, customers can walk or take a free shuttle to the back entrance on Gateway Blvd. The shuttle service will return visitors from the back entrance to the front entrance at the end of their visit. OMNIMAX® ticket holders will continue to use the main entrance Don Mills Road. Please visit our website for more information and advice.

About the Ontario Science Center

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Ontario Science Center strives to be a world leader in lifelong learning, a vital link in from Ontario education and innovation ecosystems and a facilitator of public dialogue on technology, science and society. The Center has welcomed more than 54 million visitors since it opened as a centenary project in 1969, pioneering an interactive approach now adopted by science centers around the world. A government agency of Ontario, the Center relies on funding from the province, as well as donations from generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share the Centre’s vision of contributing to a more curious, creative and resilient world. To learn more, visit OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

About Boeing

As a global aerospace leader, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial aircraft, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. As America’s leading exporter, the company leverages the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing’s diverse team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with sustainability and cultivating a culture based on the company’s core values ​​of safety, quality and integrity. Learn more at boeing.com.

Explore the science of flight and pilot your own supersonic jet at the Ontario Science Centre's brand new exhibit Beyond and Beyond: An Interactive Flight Exhibit.  (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

Explore the science of flight and pilot your own supersonic jet at the Ontario Science Centre’s brand new exhibit Beyond and Beyond: An Interactive Flight Exhibit. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

Incredible live raptors from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy will dive and soar during the Ontario Science Center Birds of Prey Shows July 1-3 and July 9-10.  (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

Incredible live raptors from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy will dive and soar during the Ontario Science Center Birds of Prey Shows July 1-3 and July 9-10. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

The Ontario Science Center offers fun demonstrations all summer long, including Toys in Flight, where visitors learn about the forces of flight and see how they power popular flying toys.  (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

The Ontario Science Center offers fun demonstrations all summer long, including Toys in Flight, where visitors learn about the forces of flight and see how they power popular flying toys. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

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