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Ontario Science Centre reopens in Toronto today

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Visitors can experience two new exhibitions including plants and animals made from LEGO® and an incredible crochet coral reef exhibit

TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2021 /CNW/ – Today’s the day! Following two member preview weekends, the Ontario Science Centre reopens its doors to the general public today.

In addition to its permanent exhibitions and a varied IMAX® film roster, visitors can experience two new exhibitions inspired by the natural world.

Stop by the Ontario Science Centre to see Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® – art and science collide with intricate sculptures made of LEGO bricks, all inspired by nature. The fox took 210 hours to build. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

A sure to be popular NEW outdoor exhibition, Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® will feature a collection of sculptures of plants and animals made entirely from LEGO® bricks that explores the interconnectivity between all living things.

Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Pod World – Plastic Fantastic at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Photo courtesy 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live In Interesting Times), by Francesco Galli. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

Moving indoors, Christine and Margaret Wertheim’s Crochet Coral Reef art installation responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash.

Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. Pod World – Hyperbolic at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Photo courtesy 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live In Interesting Times), by Francesco Galli. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)

To manage building capacity in accordance with public health guidelines, visitors are required to buy or reserve tickets in advance online or by calling 416-696-1000. Tickets are now on sale.  Face masks are mandatory in the building, and physical distancing measures are in place. Some areas, including KidSpark and Space Hall Level 4, are temporarily closed.

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