Dynamic Earth - Go Deeper

Go Deeper: Modern Mining at Dynamic Earth

  • Delve into the world of modern mining. Immerse yourself in all-new exhibits and enter the world of virtual reality, master robotics and try on the latest in safety gear. Discover how modern mines are using current technology and developing future innovations to make mining safer and more productive. Take a virtual journey in our simulated cage experience; feel as if you are plunging kilometres into the bowels of the earth while discovering the history of Sudbury’s mining. Explore four mining stories and vote for your favourite. Go Deeper and experience modern mining at Dynamic Earth!

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The Cage: Journey Through Mining History

Take a virtual adventure in our all-new cage. Feel the floor rumbling and air rushing by as you descend deep into the earth to experience 130 years of Sudbury’s mining history.

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Virtual Reality: Tour a Mine

Strap on a virtual reality headset and completely immerse yourself in the cavernous spaces of an underground mine. Move around in this unique environment to see people and huge mining equipment at work. Discover how modern mines use virtual reality for training, equipment maintenance and mine design.

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Kid’s Innovation Centre

Today’s technology for young minds! This area is packed with activities and miniature equipment to stimulate and engage our young visitors in mining. Drive small trucks without touching them and become a mine mechanic at our special workbench. Hands-on workshops will inspire the next generation to start thinking about the world of mining.

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Radio Communication & Mine Safety

Test two types of radios to hear first-hand how digital equipment is improving communication. Take on the challenge of using only the radio to guide a partner across the gallery to build a structure. Also, engage with innovative tools used by Ontario Mine Rescue teams, and look at new ways to safely assess emergency situations.

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