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Travel through time and experience the engaging story of Sudbury, as you never have before! Join us for the Big Nickel Show, a celebration of 150 years in the City of Greater Sudbury’s history. Projected onto the surface of Sudbury’s iconic landmark, this 15-minute light and video show highlights key moments in Sudbury’s rich heritage. Witness the evolution of our city from the earliest lumbering days to our current pioneering re-greening accomplishments and discover the diverse cultures and people that founded today’s northern traditions. Whether you tune in from your vehicle or set up in one of our recommended viewing areas, our time-traveling companion, #BN150, will make sure you hit all the right stops on your sesquicentennial adventure!

Dates Times
Every Friday and Saturday, July 6 to September 1 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM, and 10:30 PM


Do I need to buy a ticket for the show?

There is no cost to attend The Big Nickel Show.


Is parking free?

There is no cost for parking during the show.


Is Dynamic Earth open while the show is playing?

The Dynamic Earth building is closed in the evening, including during The Big Nickel Show show time.


What happens if it rains?

Inclement weather updates will be posted on our Facebook site. If rain is observed, the show will be broadcast on FM station 102.3. If lightning is observed or anticipated, The Big Nickel Show will be suspended until it is safe to continue. Visitors are asked to stay in their vehicles at this time to avoid the possibility of injury due to lightning strikes

For your safety, we require that all visitors to refrain from walking around once The Big Nickel Show starts, as the lights will be off.