New contract opens a growth market for the Centre's touring exhibitions
TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Science Centre is pleased to
announce its travelling exhibition Strange Matter will open at the Shanghai Science & Technology Museum in late July. The
510-square-metre (5,500-square-foot) interactive exhibition explores
the complex world of modern materials and provides a glimpse into what
the future might reveal. This marks the first time that the Ontario
Science Centre has leased an exhibition to China.
Strange Matter includes more than 30 interactive experiences that delve into the world
of materials science. A dynamic blend of physics, chemistry, biology
and engineering, materials science studies the molecular and atomic
structures of materials and how these structures can be improved or
changed to create new materials. From fluids that morph, to metals with
memories or microscopic machines, Strange Matter gives visitors a chance to get a closer look at the science behind
every-day materials and find out how materials scientists are changing
the world. The exhibition was conceived, designed and fabricated by
Ontario Science Centre, working in conjunction with leading materials
scientists from across North America.
"I am delighted that our Strange Matter exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Materials Research Society, will
open in Shanghai this summer. This is the first stop in what will be a
multi-city tour - contracts are currently being negotiated with other
Centres in China and throughout Asia," said Lesley Lewis, CEO Ontario
Science Centre. "This premiere is the result of a number of years of
work by the Centre to deepen its relationships in China where science
centres and science museums are opening at an unprecedented rate. By
bringing its highly regarded touring exhibitions to China, the Ontario
Science Centre also hopes to open new markets for its experience
design, build and consulting services."
The Ontario Science Centre creates large-scale touring exhibitions that
have been leased to science centres and museums around the world,
including CIRCUS!, Strange Matter, Imaginate, Science in Motion, Sports Arenaand FACING MARS.Strange Matter has travelled widely in Canada, the United States and Mexico since its
launch at the Ontario Science Centre in 2003.
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the
communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding
through engagement with science of local, national and global
relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more
than 48 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the
model for Science Centres around the world. It is the public centre for
innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology,
aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action
to create a better future for the planet. Please visit us at OntarioScienceCentre.ca.
SOURCE Ontario Science Centre