The Canadian Museum of Nature‘s newly renovated Vale Earth Gallery boasts 8,000 square feet of geological wonders. Long known for its world-class collection of rocks and minerals, the museum also offers several interactive games and simulations. Guests are invited to explore a limestone cave — complete with stalactites, stalagmites, and trickling water — and to look inside a smartphone to see what minerals are used in its manufacturing process. Round out your visit by building a volcano, creating an earthquake, and cooling magma to make granite.
Admission $12; Seniors and Students (13+): $10; Children: $8; Tiny Tots (under 2): Free.
The Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., www.nature.ca