Ring in the new year at Science North with a Gametastic celebration filled with family fun for all ages!

Challenge your family to play giant board games, build your own game controller, or dance in the Body Zone. Enjoy live science shows, facepainting and so much more!

See and touch over 15 different exotic furry, flying and fluffy animals in the Vale Cavern with Hands on Exotics!

Celebrate your victories with a countdown to the new year and balloon drop at 5pm!

Come dressed up as your favourite classic or current games, game characters or game pieces for some Gametastic fun!

December 31st
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Pricing:

Member admission: $15
Early bird* $10

General admission: $25
Early bird* $20

*Early bird rates end December 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Get your game on and purchase your tickets early and save!

Buy Tickets

Take advantage of our Buy One Get One free (BOGO) offer for IMAX® tickets, exclusively on December 31.

Touch and see over 15 different furry, flying and frilled exotic animals!

Think your favourite game characters can jump high? Wait until you get close to the world’s largest surviving marsupial, the red kangaroo, known to cover 25 feet in a single leap!

Hands on Exotics is an animal shelter based out of Toronto, Ontario that specializes in the care of exotic animals. Experience the rare chance to learn and appreciate these exotic animals in the Vale Cavern on new years eve!

Game Changers Exhibition
Live the video game evolution, from memorable Pong to the photorealistic, immersive games of today. Explore over 120 of the most influential games that have transformed the gaming scene, and test your skills with 16 games that have significantly changed the gaming experience, including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Angry Birds, Space Invaders, Flower, and Adventure.

Experiment with augmented reality, and examine upcoming video game trends while imagining what gaming will look like in the future.

Developed and produced by the Canada Science and Technology Museum Exhibition tour management by Science North.


Fantabulous Fun and Glamorous Games - Pop into the Discovery Theatre where you will enjoy many laughs possibly some tears and maybe even a little science!

Angry Birds Challenge - Life–Sized! - Use your slinging powers to propel Rebel Birds to destroy the Pig Star.

Classic Concentration – Beat your friends and family in a BIG way by playing giant board games including Giant Jenga, KERPLUNK and more!

3Doodling – Get techy with it and have your family doodling in 3D! Create your very own game token by using a 3Doodler pen.

Controller Creator - Build a simple controller with everyday conductive objects— from foil to bananas! Learn how game controllers work and then use the controller to play real games.

Jedi Moves and Dancing Shoes - Join us in Body Zone to dance your way to a high score in DDR or try using your brainwaves to control a game!

Hop to the Edge of the Solar System - In this space version of hopscotch, start at the Sun and hop from planet to planet. Can you leap out to Neptune?

Black Hole Challenge - In this anti-race, spin your spaceship-top fast enough to be the last one sucked into the black hole at the center of the Gravity Well.

Animal Charades - Get moving and act out some of your favourite animals!

MineralCraft - Build a real life structure out of foam blocks using Minecraft minerals. Prove its strength by fitting your friends and family inside! Using geologist tools,touch and test real samples of obsidian, lapiz lazuli,gold and more!

Robo Racers - Step on the gas and roll on down to the Laamanen room to race against your friends with your very own © Lego robot.

Take advantage of our Buy One Get One free (BOGO) offer for IMAX® tickets, exclusively on December 31 at the front desk for New Years Eve Family Fun Day attendees.

11:30amThe Light Before Christmas

After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, and stories. Opening a weathered book, he begins reading the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. Magically, Katie and Makean become characters in the poem where they learn the light of Christmas comes from the giver of all good gifts.

12:15pmTiny Giants 3D

A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona’s scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can our heroes not only stay alive, but also become masters of their universe.

1:15pmThe Gruffalo

Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo is an Academy Award nominated short with an all-star cast, starring Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Tom Wilkinson, Jon Hurt, Rob Brydon and Robbie Coltrane. The Gruffalo is a magical tale of a mouse whotakes a walk through the woods in search of a nut.

2pmThe Light Before Christmas

After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, and stories. Opening a weathered book, he begins reading the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. Magically, Katie and Makean become characters in the poem where they learn the light of Christmas comes from the giver of all good gifts.

2:45pmTiny Giants 3D

A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona’s scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can our heroes not only stay alive, but also become masters of their universe.

3:45pmThe Gruffalo
Based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo is an Academy Award nominated short with an all-star cast, starring Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Tom Wilkinson, Jon Hurt, Rob Brydon and Robbie Coltrane. The Gruffalo is a magical tale of a mouse whotakes a walk through the woods in search of a nut.