Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, Sudbury

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At Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, see the largest coin in the world, pan for gold, explore rocks and minerals underground, and have a shot at mining with a computer excavator. Interactive display rooms with rock-breaker simulators and excavator simulators immerse you in the mining process. The underground tour will take you through the history of mining from the late 1800s to present day. Kids will love playing with mini wheelbarrows, foam pieces of coal, slides and other sorts of interactive displays. Amenities include a cafe, a gift shop, and a children's playground. The Big Nickel on site was originally constructed in 1964 as a replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, Big Nickel weighs 13 tons and is 9 m (30 ft) tall. Add Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth to your Sudbury travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sudbury trip planner.
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  • A great walkway with scenic views of Lake Ramsey and Science North..easy walking suitable to everyone......no cost....just enjoy the walk  more »
  • a great place for families to check out. lots of exhibits, and museum environment to check out..videos to watch, and great gift shop!  more »
  • Sudbury used to be mining. Driving through town at night the mines were still lit up. It was fascinating to finally visit the mines that preciously were off limits. Interesting tour.  more »
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  • Loved seeing the "big nickel". Simulated underground mine tour was great. Trading center for rock hounds. Bring in your own rocks for trade for other items available. Inventory changes frequently depending on what other people have traded.
  • Amazing!! Fantastic museum. Highly recommend the underground mine tour. It is cool & damp so wear jacket. Knowledgeable tour guides making tour interesting for all ages. Had a blast...(literally) Char & Don
  • It was interesting, took our 9 year old daughter there. The mine tour was claustrophobic but good information. However for the price you pay, there isn't a lot to do. Science North is much better value.
  • If you come to Sudbury, Dynamic Earth should be your first stop! New experiences being developed all the time! Gotta love Sudbury!
  • This was an awesome place to go as a kid. I came here not to long ago and saw nothing but improvements. I just hope that the staff could be a little friendlier.

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