Public Forum on Science and Public Understanding
Join us, together with Bookfest Windsor 2014, in our café at 7:30 PM on Einstein's 135th Birthday, March 14, 2014, for a free public forum on the topic of Science and Public Understanding. Why is the conduct and communication of basic research important for our future? Hear our distinguished panelists (Michael Gilbertson, Charles Macdonald, Alan Trenhaile, and Mita Williams) debate these questions and, join in the discussion.
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.
Enjoy March Break at Science City!
Science Day Camp starts on PA day, Friday March 7, and continues from March 10 - 14, 2014. Cost is only $25/child/day or $115 for 5 days. Join us from 2 - 4 PM on March 14, 2014, to celebrate Einstein's 135th birthday together with our own 10 anniversary at our current site!
Next Science Café on Groundwater contamination, March 19, 2014
The café, entitled "Groundwater Contamination Goes Hollywood: A Civil Action, Erin Brockovich, and The Promised Land," focusses on forensic techniques to determine the causes of groundwater contamination. Some very real groundwater problems in the U.S. and Canada will be discussed, including some that made it to the big screen. Dr. Mike Sklash will lead the discussion, which starts at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Science City. Dr. Sklash is a hydrogeologist with the Dragun Corporation. This monthly series is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Science at the University of Windsor.
Celebrate Engineering Week with Free Admission on March 22
Many thanks to the Engineering Week Committee of Windsor for sponsoring a day of free admission to Science City on Saturday, March 22. Come and enjoy our interactive exhibits and special events!
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 plant new trees on the Science City property, courtesy of the City of Windsor.
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.
Normal Hours, Labour Day to June 30.