In 2008, NOHFC loaned Science North $500,000 to finance the development of the science centre's third travelling exhibition, Ends of the Earth: From Polar Bears to Penguins.
Meanwhile, Science North's The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not is slated for a March 2 opening.
“Science North continues to provide memorable experiences for its visitors,” said Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci. “This unique exhibit is sure to draw large audiences from near and far which in turn will bring economic prosperity to our community.”
While Ends of the Earth explored the unique nature of the Earth's polar regions, the current science being undertaken here, and these regions as indicators of climate change on the planet, Ripley's Believe It or Not celebrates the life and legacy of world-renowned Robert Ripley.
Within the exhibit, visitors will have an opportunity to explore the science behind what appears to be unbelievable, including a calf with two faces, a Rolls Royce made of matchsticks, the world’s tallest man at 2.7 m (8-11) tall, and a life-sized model of the prehistoric snake, Titanoboa.
It is expected to attract an estimated 102,000 visitors to Science North.
“We’re pleased the provincial government recognizes the contribution Science North makes to Northern Ontario’s economy,” said Guy Labine, Science North CEO.
“Ontario’s support will help ensure the success of the world premiere of The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. This investment in marketing initiatives will ensure Science North is able to effectively spread the word to as many people as possible about the exhibition and draw a larger more diversified audience, which in turn will bring a broad economic benefits to Sudbury.”