Discover the science behind all of your favourite carnival acts: Tight Rope! Strong Man! Juggling!

Secrets will be revealed. Add some dazzle to your upcoming festivals and events by including the Science North Science en Route team and its exciting carnival-themed activities!

Six tables filled with fun, hands-on exhibits will challenge and entertain guests of all ages. Featuring interactive displays about gravity, electricity and yummy science of cotton candy, Science of Carnival is guaranteed to delight the entire audience!


How does this force affect carnival performers? Build your own marble run and attempt gravity-defying twists and leaps!

Light, Sound & Action

Compose your own carnival-themed song on a large walk-on piano and find out in our illumination theatre, by testing samples in a tabletop glow box, if all materials can glow!

Carnival Games

Build a catapult and test your aim by launching targets through our specially designed hoops challenges course.

Fees & Requirements

Minimum two (2) day booking in Northern Ontario, plus mileage and accommodation.

  • 100 - 299km: $895 per day*
  • 300 - 599km: $995 per day*
  • 600 - 899km: $1095 per day*
  • 900km or more: please contact us for a quote
* Mileage is charged at $0.50 per kilometre from Science North

We require eight (8) large tables, access to electricity and water and shelter from the elements (if needed).

If you have special needs for your event, or have questions about Science North En Route:

“You guys ROCKED our Winter Carnival! You were a huge hit, and people were lined up out the door to participate!” - Pukaskwa National Park

Let Science North bring our School Programs to you!

Science North strives to make science fun, dynamic and easy to understand with experiments, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Through Science North’s Science en Route program, students from distant communities are able to enjoy, learn and develop new understandings and passion for science. All programs are designed to meet learning objectives set out by the 2007 Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum. We offer a variety of classroom programs and assembly-style science shows to reach a wide audience of students.

Package Options

  1. Four (4) School Programs: $750*
  2. Five (5) School Programs: $900*
  3. Three (3) School Programs + one (1) Science Show: $750*
  4. Four (4) Portable Planetarium Workshops: $900*
  5. Three (3) School Programs + one (1) Science Show + one (1) Family Night: $1050*
*All prices are subject to applicable taxes

We require access to programming spaces, such as classrooms and/or gymnasiums, to allow time for set-up and takedown.

Group Size

For reasons of quality and safety, classroom programs have a maximum capacity of 30 students per program. There is no maximum capacity for assembly-style science show presentations although we recommend no more than 250 students for an optimal experience.

Booking Information

Science North Outreach programs serve communities at least 100 km from Sudbury. Science North invites nearby schools to visit our facility and make use of our in-house school programs.

For more information, Please call 1-800-461-4898 EXT 231 or email

To maximize effective use of resources, Science North will travel to Northern regions once one or a group of schools have booked a minimum of 4 or 5 programming days. Science North staff will seek new clients in the area and your help in promoting the program to increase the length of stay in your community would be appreciated. All bookings are tentative until the week has been fully booked.

Requests may be made at anytime. Bookings are based on a first come, first served basis – all requests are considered, but not guaranteed. A signed booking contract is required to secure the date.

Cancellation Policy

Program cancellations received with less than one month notice will result in a full program fee being charged.

In the event Science North is unable to present a program due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance, a full refund will be issued if an alternate date is not available.

Outreach Programs

School Programs (50 minutes)

Science North offers fun and interactive classroom programs for JK to grade 8 that provide a unique, hands-on learning experience for your students that is curriculum linked.

Family Nights

A Science North Family Science Night is a two-hour evening program of hands-on science activities held in your elementary school. Children and their parents work together to conduct simple, inquiry-based, age-appropriate science activities.

There are two primary goals:

  • To stimulate an excitement and interest in science among elementary school children and their parents
  • To involve parents in the educational process

Science North will provide the science stations, including all materials and instructions.

Please note that this program will require help from school volunteers.

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