Science North Builds Digital Dome Theatre
McGuinty Government Helps Enhance Visitor And Educational Experience
A new digital dome theatre at Science North will attract more visitors and boost tourism in the Sudbury area.
The theatre will feature a large dome-shaped projection screen to accommodate digital planetarium shows. The digital projector will simulate celestial phenomena such as eclipses, constellations and meteor showers, and viewers will see actual images of more than 100 deep space objects.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $594,500 to this project under its Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- Provincial funding will also help Science North purchase a portable inflatable dome planetarium to be used for travelling shows.
- The new theatre will replace the Virtual Voyages motion simulator attraction which opened in 1997.
“Since opening 25 years ago, Science North has sustained itself as a viable tourism destination by constantly introducing innovative and exciting new features and attractions that renew visitors' interest.”
“Our investment is helping strengthen the foundations for a strong tourism sector in Northern Ontario and will increase attendance and revenues at Science North.”