Dynamic Earth

122 Big Nickel Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3C 5T7

Dynamic Earth is a science museum located in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada that explores the geological history of the region and the importance of mining. The museum is a part of Science North, a science education center that includes several other attractions in Sudbury.

The museum is located on the site of a former nickel mine, which adds to the authenticity of the exhibits and tours. Visitors can take an underground tour of the mine and learn about the history of mining in Sudbury, which has been an important industry in the area for over a century.

The underground tour takes visitors 50 meters below the Earth's surface and includes a ride on a mining train. The tour guides explain the process of mining and the equipment used, as well as the geological formations that are found in the mine. Visitors can also learn about the unique mining methods used in Sudbury, which include using massive drills to create the mine tunnels.

In addition to the underground tour, Dynamic Earth features a variety of exhibits that showcase the history of mining in Sudbury and the science behind geology. There are interactive exhibits that allow visitors to explore the properties of different minerals, learn about the rock cycle, and discover the impact of mining on the environment.

One of the main highlights of the museum is the Big Nickel, a 9-metre tall replica of a Canadian nickel that was built in 1964. The sculpture is an iconic landmark in Sudbury and a tribute to the city's mining heritage. Visitors can climb up to the top of the Big Nickel for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Dynamic Earth also offers a variety of educational programs and activities for visitors of all ages. There are daily science demonstrations, workshops, and hands-on activities that allow visitors to learn more about geology and mining. The museum also hosts special events throughout the year, including science-themed summer camps for kids.

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