Science Funfest

Location: Booth Street Complex, Ottawa (Corner of Booth and Carling)
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Target Audience: youth/families

Science Funfest is an open house event that takes place at Natural Resources Canada’s Booth Street Complex, at the corner of Carling Avenue and Booth Street in Ottawa. It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and anyone interested in science to engage in presentations and gain hands on science experience by participating in activities that will showcase the importance of science in a fun and interactive way. Last year’s event featured approximately 70 interactive exhibits on subjects ranging from ‘Slime’ to ‘Canada’s Forest Insects’.

You can: Bring your rocks and fossils for identification; go chocolate chip cookie mining; explore the secrets of the wind tunnel; see exotic insects; or have fun with DNA.  There is also face painting, balloons and much, much more!

Activities include:

  • Crocodile Hunters
  • Slithering Snakes
  • Bugs, Dead and Alive
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Mining
  • Gold Nugget Hunters - Panning for Gold
  • Make your own mood bracelet
  • Little Ray's Reptiles
  • Radical Science
  • Electric and Environmentally safe Vehicles
  • Adopt a Pet Rock
  • Do you have Fossils - Bring Them!
  • GSC -615 "Ottawa's Favourite Rock Station
  • Make some SLIME
  • Go Treasure Hunting with a GPS



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Here’s what visitors experienced when they came to the Science Funfest in past years.

See alternative fuelled cars


Go chocolate chip cookie mining


Observe the night sky


Indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family!

National Science and Technology Week at NRCan. Science Funfest.

Hope to see you there!