In Engineering Earth, applied science and material science are explored through interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences that invite visitors to understand the composition of raw earth, to study the behaviour of granular material and to discover the world of engineering. The exhibit presents a perfect balance of science and engineering throughout the ages and for the future.
Enter the miner's 'dry' and prepare for an unforgettable journey to the depths of the earth, as you descend 7-storeys into a dramatic rock chasm while viewing a state-of-the art multimedia show. Buy Tickets
Ever experience a mining blast underground? BOOM! (TREMBLE TREMBLE TREMBLE) can only begin to describe the experience. Brace yourselves for this one! Buy Tickets
1900's - How was mining done in the 1900's? See and touch some of the tools used as you walk through the footsteps of Sudbury miners from this time period.
1950's - Discover the era that served as a catalyst in the development of mining technology.
Modern day mining - Experience how incredibly far we've come in the modern mining industry.
Whether you're looking to manipulate a remote controlled rock-breaker, try out a Caterpillar excavator simulator, or any hands on mining equipment, the Mining Command Centre has you covered.
Discover all new exhibits in our galleries that celebrate & explore exciting earth sciences from around the world including:
The Big Nickel! This beautiful 1951 Canadian Nickel replica is located on the grounds of Dynamic Earth (You won't miss it!). Standing tall at an impressive height of 30 feet, this storied structure can be identified as either one of Sudbury's most prolific landmarks, or as a prime selfie spot. Buy Tickets
Sudbury has a rich and fascinating history. Join our famous barber, Louie, in this historical object theatre that brings us through the past 125 years of Sudbury's existence. Buy Tickets
Discover what cataclysmic events have impacted the Earth. Relive the meteorite impact that formed the Sudbury Basin through video animation projected onto a three-dimensional map.
Dig into what’s new at Dynamic Earth! You can build mountains, valleys, rivers and other landforms in this digital sandbox.
Take the controls in our new mine training centre! Practice operating equipment such as a rockbreaker, excavator, mining drone and drill in one of our simulator cabs.
Join researchers as they investigate a giant asteroid impact that many scientists believe wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Tracking down the site of the impact and linking it to a mysterious geological layer took scientists 30 years of research and experimentation! Follow the geological clues from Meteor Crater in Arizona to Mexico for a daring underground dive in the heartland of the ancient Maya. Uncover the bones of a horned dinosaur in North Dakota and then travel to California to witnesses the power of an asteroid impact first hand, with the help of a NASA supergun!
Film length: 45 min
Caves are earth's final frontier and this film takes you where few have been before. Caves harbour some of the most remarkable and bizarre animals on earth; from cave swiftlets who build nests out of just saliva to animals that never see daylight or ever set foot on the surface. The Cave of Swallows in Mexico is a 400-metre vertical shaft. It's deep enough to engulf the Empire State Building, yet few people even know of its existence. From Lechuguilla Cave's astonishing six-metre-long crystals to the extraordinary snottites of Villa Luz, this film provides unprecedented access to the hidden world of caves.
Film length: 30 min
Join Dr. Iain Stewart as he reveals the role natural forces have played in the creation of planet Earth. Although they appear to be destructive, volcanoes have been crucial to the development of life on this planet. Iain's journey takes him to Ethiopia to discover lava lakes, to Iceland to scuba dive between continents and to New Zealand to sample some hot springs.
Film length: 30 min
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