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Hot Date: The Science of Disasters

An F-4 Category Tornado (photo © Carsten Peter/National Geographic Image Collection)

OPENS FEBRUARY 11 It would seem that natural disasters and their effect on the world have dramatically increased in recent times. Many blame climate change, but some uncertainty still exists when it comes to predicting and explaining these incidents. The Ontario Science Centre sets out to demystify phenomena like hurricanes and volcanic eruptions in its latest exhibit, Nature Unleashed. Developed by Chicago’s Field Museum, the display provides an interactive, educational look into extreme weather and other elemental forces and how we adapt to them. Be enveloped by the roar of a tornado, monitor earthquakes in real time, and discover how science helps us better understand such demonstrations of nature’s power. Adults $20, children $13; call 416-696-1000 or click here for more information.

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