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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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Radisson Hotel Sudbury $75
Reviewed on May 29, 2019
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Radisson Hotel Sudbury

Radisson Hotel Sudbury

85 St Anne Road, Sudbury, ON
     
    3.7 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nice experience simple check in check out. Clean room great shower /water pressure!!!

    Holiday Inn Sudbury $85
    Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Holiday Inn Sudbury

    Holiday Inn Sudbury

    1696 Regent St, Sudbury, ON
       
      4.2 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great pool great room and beds. Thanks A lot of walking to get to parking lot . Staff very helpful giving directions. Great location

      Super 8 by Wyndham Sudbury ON $62
      Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019
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      Super 8 by Wyndham Sudbury ON

      Super 8 by Wyndham Sudbury ON

      1956 Regent St, Sudbury, ON
         
        3.2 of 5
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Pretty basic hotel. The lobby is pretty dated and could use an upgrade but the rooms are clean, bed was really comfortable, I really liked the brick wall in the room and the TV was a great size to watch the Raptors and Warriors.

        Travelodge by Wyndham Sudbury $76
        Reviewed on May 3, 2019
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        Travelodge by Wyndham Sudbury

        Travelodge by Wyndham Sudbury

        1401 Paris St, Sudbury, ON
           
          3.4 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Sliding door to outside. Cleanliness. Staff very nice. Restaurant in the same building. Nice clean pool.

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury $101
          Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019
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          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury

          Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury

          1312 Kingsway, Sudbury, ON
             
            4.3 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            We really enjoyed our stay. Staff was great It was comfortable except for the over stuffed pillows. Very hard on the neck. Pool was beautiful. Room was clean except when we first chexked in we had to re clean out the soap dish it was full of liquid soap for some reason. Bbq had a mouse sitting on ...

            Comfort Inn Sudbury $77
            Reviewed on May 27, 2019
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            Comfort Inn Sudbury

            Comfort Inn Sudbury

            2171 Regent St, Sudbury, ON
               
              3.7 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent great happy no complaints at all was pleased

              Canadas Best Value Inn Sudbury
              Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019
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              Canadas Best Value Inn Sudbury

              Canadas Best Value Inn Sudbury

              1500 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON
                 
                3.6 of 5
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The Expedia agreement was not accurate in regards to pets. Something needs to be done to fix this. There is a $15 charge per pet. Luckily the hotel was very progressive and did what they could to fix the Expedia issue.

                Belmont inn $51
                Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019
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                Belmont inn

                Belmont inn

                340 York Street, Sudbury, ON
                   
                  3.3 of 5
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Extremely clean. Little noisy early. Exceptional value