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Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth

122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
+1 705-522-3701
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Disappointed at cost

We arrived to discover the cost was very expensive for the limited time we had to visit. We took... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marion H
,
Prince Albert, Canada
Interesting

Again I have been here many times, the first time was in 1971 and I have seen many changes. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anna M
,
Brampton, Canada
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Erected in 1951, this famous roadside attraction is a monument to the Canadian nickel industry.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dynamic earth” (136 reviews)
“gift shop” (24 reviews)
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122 Big Nickel Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S9, Canada
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+1 705-522-3701
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived to discover the cost was very expensive for the limited time we had to visit. We took photos outside at the nickel, visited the gift shop, and read the information in the lobby. Overall, it seemed like a lot of money, especially when...More

Thank Marion H
BryenM, Manager at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Marion, thank you for your concern. Dynamic Earth is an immersive, hands-on science centre that features earth science and mining experiences. The iconic experience, a guided underground mining tour, teaches the history of mining for the last hundred years. This experience is 1.25 hours...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Again I have been here many times, the first time was in 1971 and I have seen many changes. I always find it interesting and learn at little more every time I go. I think this is a wonderful learning experience for young children and...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here a little unsure what to expect. It was fantastic! Sophie was an amazing guide when we went underground. She was so cheerful and informative- the time flew by on the tour. Upstairs Tristan was super with us and our kids. He explained...More

Thank Lynne1153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was first disappointed that we had to pay $6 for parking just to see the nickel. We went into the museum and was impressed with how modern and up to date everything was. Nice displays and lots of interaction for the kids and adults....More

Thank MJGlas
BryenM, Manager at Big Nickel & Dynamic Earth, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello MJGlas! I'm sorry to hear that your tour wasn't what you expected. If you are able, could you send me a message at mcguire (at) sciencenorth.ca , and I'll be able to look into this further? I hope you enjoy the rest of your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had so much fun to take photos with big nickel outside the museum. The stones displayed on the first floor was amazing and the tour was fun. We also found some cool souvenirs in the gift store.

Thank JeanMay_Wang
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting look at what its like to be down in a mine complete with sound and smells. Saw King Tut exhibit while here, it was fantastic. Go here if you get a chance.

Thank callandercanuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

The underground tour covered the 3 periods of Mining in Sudbury. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The highlight was a blast that was very realistic with sound effects and smoke. The gift shop was well stocked with rock samples and souvenirs.

Thank Pancho07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible 15 Minute Light Show!!! Must See! Its on every night. Happy 150 Canada! I hope you like the bugs. lol sorry no pic

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mine tours booked quickly, so we had a long wait ahead of us. We weren't sure the exhibits and galleries would hold our interest for long, but they were well done and interactive. The friendly staff added to the experience, and we couldn't believe...More

Thank CatharineAH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is something for everyone here. Our 10 year old grandson loved it and didn't want to leave the interactive displays. They learn and emjoy it too. Does not take the whole day but still good and worth it. Only thing you need to do...More

Thank Scottie934
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Judy F
4 July 2017|
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Response from BryenM | Property representative |
Hi Judy! Our underground tour schedule is variable as we have tour groups that can book our timeslots. That said, we have about 18 tours a day, or 2-3 per hour. We do have exhibits and shows here to keep you busy until your... More
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_doegk2002
18 June 2017|
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Response from BryenM | Property representative |
Hi Doegk! As Frequentfisher mentioned, Dynamic Earth is set up to be accessible in regards to mobility and for different ages. The underground tour path is mostly hard packed gravel, with a couple of small bumps to... More
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