Game Changers – An Exiting New Exhibit at Science North

Play on gigantic Nintendo controllers, experience virtual reality, and immerse yourself in the rich evolution of the most influential video games ever to be released. Need I say more? Well, just in case…

Happening at Science North right now is an exciting and highly interactive exhibit aptly named Game Changers. Located in the Special Exhibitions Hall, this is a must-see exhibit for anyone who’s ever picked up a paddle (or a controller, for you younger folks).


Dive deep into the rich history of the most influential games to ever have been released such as Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, Tetris, and Space Invaders, while also exploring the evolution and future of the gaming industry.

As you work your way through the Exhibit, you have to opportunity to “live the video game evolution” by actually playing many of them on carefully selected built-in systems and interactive platforms.




While I was elated to play classics from my childhood like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Tetris (on a giant replica of the Gameboy!!) my kids were most blown away by the opportunity to experience both Augmented and Virtual Reality during an interactive Learning Lab.

In partnership with the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology, Science North will be hosting Game Changers until the 8th of January 2017. This exhibit was developed by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Electronic Arts, and promotes the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) education. It’s a valuable initiative to showcase just how innovative the gaming industry actually is while offering guests the opportunity to step into an interactive, educational, encompassing gaming experience.

Want to learn more? Visit the Science North website.

This post has been sponsored by Attractions Ontario



Brittany Wright is a mother of 2, crazy dog lady, and proud Northern Ontario resident. She created CDN Mom Blog as a place to share stories and experiences aimed at helping other Canadian based moms. She likes coffee, pick-up trucks, travel, and doesn’t mind living where the air hurts her face.