Adult Programming at Science North

NIGHTLIFE On the Rocks

Rediscover your science centre, all grown up. Hot topics, live experts & savvy science. It’s not your average place to play...

We’re digging into the wayback machine to bring you the best of Nightlife on the Rocks! That’s right, we’re bringing back the funniest, dirtiest and wildest activities from the past six years. Bring a friend, grab a drink and watch a live science show that will BLOW YOUR MIND!

The details:

Blow Your Mind
19+ event
Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Location: Science North

Price: Free for Members.
$17.50 for general public
$15.75 - Early Bird

*If a Nightlife event falls within the month of your birthday, your admission is FREE

Buy Tickets

Join our Facebook Event |  Follow us on Twitter |  #SNNightlife

Exclusive Media Partner:

Peppers, Peppermints and Pit Vipers: How can spices and snakes help us unlock the mysteries of chronic pain?

March 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

From fibromyalgia to endometriosis to diabetic neuropathy, giving pain a molecular framework is critical to identifying new strategies for treating chronic or persistent pain syndromes, including a new generation of painkillers – without the side effects and addictive potential of opioids. Researcher David Julius takes natural products like chili peppers, peppermint and wasabi out of the kitchen and into the lab to better understand pain and somatosensation – the process whereby we experience touch and temperature.

Presented by:

Supported by:

Buy tickets

Science Cafe

Science Cafes are a regular conversation series, aiming to break down the barriers between academia and the general public. Science Cafes democratize science, taking it out of the domain of the expert and allowing everyone to voice an opinion. It pulls science away from its usual habitats of the classroom and the laboratory, and into cafes, bars, restaurants, even theatres, demystifying new developments and opening them up for public debate. Join the Science North staff and various members of the local community in this regular event, to listen, learn and share.

Extreme Sports: Risk or Reward?

March 27, 2018

Extreme sports like free climbing and BASE jumping are gaining in popularity, but not everyone can understand the allure of high speed, high altitude, and high risk. Are extreme athletes adrenaline junkies, or are they motivated by a desire to push their own limits? Should extreme pursuits be limited to adults, or should kids and teens get to engage in these sports? What are the benefits of challenging yourself through extreme sport, and what are the dangers? Is the risk worth the reward?

More Info

Science For Seniors

Science North will be offering iPad workshops for Seniors throughout the community. These workshops will be offered in three 2 hour sessions. Spaces are limited

  • Admission is free for older adults
  • Spaces are limited
  • Registration required
  • Refreshments provided


iPad for Beginners*

In this session, you will become familiar with the general iPad layout, how to use the keyboard and its features, who/what is Siri?, common tools and settings, connect to Wi-fi and use the app store. (This session is strongly recommended prior to the other sessions or as a refresher).

*This session is strongly recommended prior to the other sessions or as a refresher.

Online Safety and Surfing the Web

Stay safe while surfing the web, find out what to look for as suspicious online activity. Learn what phishing scams are and how to protect yourself.

Facebook and other online applications

Connect yourself to friends and family by learning to use the Social Media platform, Facebook. We will also look at other online applications and programs that are fun to use and may be useful in your everyday life.

Schedule by location

iPad for Beginners - January 16
Online Safety and Surfing the Web - January 23
Facebook and other online applications - January 30
Lepokoti, Block C
Voima Hall
Registrations: Main reception of Hoivakoti, Block C
iPad for Beginners - February 12
Online Safety and Surfing the Web - February 19
Facebook and other online applications - February 26
Registrations: Contact Walden Senior Centre
iPad for Beginners - February 13
Online Safety and Surfing the Web - February 20
Facebook and other online applications - February 27

iPad for Beginners - February 15
Online Safety and Surfing the Web - February 22
Facebook and other online applications - March 1
(February 15 - March 1 Workshops)

English Workshop (10:00 a.m -12:00 p.m.)
French Workshop available (1:30- 3:30 p.m.)

Room: Ramsey Room
Registration: Carey Roy, 705-522-3701 ext. 222

SN Insiders Newsletter

I'd also like specific info about: