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Dynamic Earth

Learn about geology, mining history and our planet via the hands-on exhibits of this captivating and educational family-friendly science museum. 

Dynamic Earth is a fascinating science museum that provides fun and education for all ages. Take a journey through the history of mining, pan for gold, handle a colorful collection of rocks and see one of the world’s biggest coins. Discover major cataclysmic incidents that have impacted the world and hear about the historical events that shaped Sudbury. 

As you enter Dynamic Earth, pause to examine the floating granite globe. Learn how it’s possible to move this 6,614-pound (3,000-kilogram) ball with one hand. Go to the Earth Gallery to see the movements of tectonic plates on an interactive globe. Look for the Mineral Wall exhibit, where you can touch a varied collection of rocks and minerals. 

Travel via a glass elevator underground into a rock chasm. Put on a miner’s hat and join a 45-minute tour that traces the changes in mining technology from the 1800s to the 1950s. Back on Dynamic Earth’s ground level, pan for souvenir gold flakes at a multi-level stream. Visit the Mining Command Centre to operate present-day mining equipment such as a remote-controlled rock breaker. 

Don’t miss the Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations, a multimedia walk-through theater that highlights the steps involved in nickel and copper production. Discover more about Sudbury’s past in the Nickel City Stories exhibit. Round out your visit by gazing up at the 30-foot-tall (9-meter) Big Nickel, a giant coin that dominates the museum’s garden. 

The museum is about a 10-minute drive from downtown Sudbury. Ample parking, for a fee, is available for those arriving by car. Public buses depart from downtown Sudbury and stop at the museum.

The Dynamic Earth science museum is open daily from March to October. Admission to the museum also includes admission to Sudbury’s Science North museum, its IMAX® theater and planetarium. Access to the Big Nickel is free. Find complete opening times, admission fees and tour schedules on the museum’s official website.


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Travelodge Hotel Sudbury

Travelodge Hotel Sudbury

1401 Paris St, Sudbury
3.5
of 5, from 1,021 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Sudbury, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Science Center North and Health Sciences North. Science North and Sudbury Theatre Centre are also within 2 miles (3 km).

£37
Imperial Fireside Inn

Imperial Fireside Inn

1111 Lorne St, Sudbury
3.7
of 5, from 285 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Sudbury, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sudbury Theatre Centre, Science Center North and Health Sciences North. Science North is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

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Econo Lodge

Econo Lodge

1145 Lorne Street, Sudbury
3.5
of 5, from 376 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sudbury Theatre Centre, Science Center North and Health Sciences North. Science North is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

£39
Belmont inn

Belmont inn

340 York Street, Sudbury
2.7
of 5, from 7 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Sudbury, this motel is close to Science Center North, Science North and Health Sciences North. Also nearby are Sudbury Theatre Centre and Dynamic Earth.

£40
Canadiana Motel

Canadiana Motel

965 Lorne Street, Sudbury
3.6
of 5, from 7 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Sudbury, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Sudbury Theatre Centre, Science Center North and Health Sciences North. Science North is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) away.

£51
Comfort Inn Sudbury

Comfort Inn Sudbury

2171 Regent St, Sudbury
3.7
of 5, from 300 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Sudbury, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Science Center North, Health Sciences North and Science North. Laurentian University is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

£49
Canadas Best Value Inn

Canadas Best Value Inn

1500 Regent Street, Sudbury
3.7
of 5, from 148 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Sudbury, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Science Center North, Health Sciences North and Science North. Sudbury Theatre Centre and Laurentian University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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Holiday Inn Sudbury

Holiday Inn Sudbury

1696 Regent St, Sudbury
4.1
of 5, from 284 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Sudbury, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Science Center North, Health Sciences North and Science North. Sudbury Theatre Centre is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.