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BIFF! BOFF! POW! Super Heroes at The Ontario Science Centre

I'm not even kidding you, the timing on this one is perfect. Just a little over a week ago, one of my good friends dressed up as a Super Hero for Halloween. Not just any Super Hero, but a Super Hero based on one of her crazy alter egos. Later on in the night, I met another one of her Super Hero friends-he too was quite the character. This got me to thinking...I'm SO having a Super Hero party.

I recently passed by a bus shelter only to see that The Ontario Science Centre is showing a Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition. Curious, I decided to check it out on the web. Seriously, I think I'm going to go! Being one to enhance my stories with verbal sound effects, I'm totally stoked to check out the comic book soundtrack section where you can learn all about how comic book artists make sound effects jump off the page. For those that want to to BE a Super Hero, there is that option as well. Take your photo, play around on a drawing table, and before you know it, you'll be on the cover of your own comic.

I think the great part about the exhibition is that it's not only entertaining, you learn something too--thus the reason I'm really thinking about taking my nephews to see the Marvel within. With over 30 stations to visit, I'm sure it will be easy to kill an afternoon trying on suits of armour, testing our sonic super powers, and watching an interview with the influential comic book creator/illustrator, Stan Lee.

The exhibit isn't only for Super Heroes, the Mutants get props too. With nemeses like Professor X, Wolverine and Iceman--there are comic book characters for everyone. So, look out Helen (a.k.a. Hellcat), after perusing this exhibition, you'll have some serious competition at the Super Hero party.

Marvel Super Heroes Science Exhibition and the Ontario Science Centre
Until Until March 25, 2007.
$25 (adults) / $20 (youth / seniors) / $17 (children).

7 days a week: 10 am to 5 pm
Open Fridays until 9 p.m.

770 Don Mills Road (at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East)
Toronto, Ontario
416-696-1000


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