The Science of Rock 'n' Roll at Ontario Science Centre is Awesome

The Science of Rock 'n' Roll at Ontario Science Centre is AwesomeToday, I took my kids to the Ontario Science Centre to see the IMAX film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" and check out The Science of Rock 'n' Roll experience. Both were pretty awesome.

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" is what you'd expect from a Morgan Freeman narrated IMAX movie about Lemurs, which is to say it's excellent. There's a lot about these cute little guys you likely don't know, and all of it is rather fascinating, and I'm a sucker for anything IMAX.

Psyched for the Science of Rock N Roll at the Ontario Science Centre

But the real attraction at the Science Centre these days is The Science of Rock 'n' Roll exhibit, and it's only here for a limited time. If you love music, you could easily spend an entire day reading about the history of rock, watching the many informative videos (narrated by Alan Cross, no less) and mixing, recording your own music.

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The kids loved the hands-on interactive components, as did I. The hardest part is letting them have their turn.

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Any time you can combine rock with science, you've got the perfect activity for the kids this summer. Throw in an IMAX film and you've got yourself a day to remember.

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Jillian

How are the crowds and line ups on a Saturday?

July 13, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

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@Jillian

We got there at 10am and there was already a decent lineup... but there was this crazy popular cosplay thing happening all day.

The trick for the IMAX films is catching the 11am. You can pretty much arrive at 10:45 and sit wherever you want.

July 13, 2014 @ 1:27 PM

Douglas

It looks like you've got the beginnings of a band already, Mike. The Booners? It's going to be some time before they get their third member active, though.

That Rock 'n' Roll exhibit looks interesting. My sons are 16 and 17, but they might be interested. At the moment, it looks like we are going to drive down to Cleveland in early August to see the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Then over to Sandusky for a lot of roller coaster riding at Cedar Point. For fun, maybe we'll take the ferry from Sandusky to Pelee Island. That will certainly be more interesting, safe and scenic than crossing at Detroit.

July 14, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

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