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GPS Adventures

Hot Date: Techie Treasure Hunt at the Ontario Science Centre

OCTOBER 2 TO JANUARY 8 Sure, Global Positioning Systems are good for driving directions, but when’s the last time one helped you find hidden objects? A new attraction at the Ontario Science Centre takes visitors on a quest of discovery through a maze of interactive activities. Based on the increasingly popular pursuit known as geocaching, GPS Adventures allows patrons, equipped with a GPS receiver, to search for containers—called “caches”—filled with tiny treasures and decipher a secret code. Adding education to the experience, the exhibition also reveals how GPS technology is changing the way we live, work and play.