Join in the epic adventure of building Canada’s first transcontinental railway as you are propelled on a steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies. Retrace the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816 as you see breath-taking vistas of the west from spectacular aerial cinematography. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes. Immerse yourself in an era of remarkable ingenuity as you follow the heroic human drama and engineering that shaped a continent.
Track the world’s energy consumption in real-time. Learn about alternative energy sources and new developments in energy that will fuel our future.
Tour the award-winning solar house designed and built by Virginia Tech students and faculty for the 2005 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Explore green science as you learn about eco-friendly materials and energy conservation for housing.
Solar House tour times vary. Please check our daily schedule upon arrival.
Step inside a record-breaking aluminum submarine that has voyaged across the world to the depths of the ocean. Created by Reynold’s Metals Company in 1964, The Aluminaut is the world’s first aluminum-created submarine. It set a record for the deepest dive by a submarine and travelled the globe to aid scientific research and emergency salvage missions.
Spark your sense of wonder by learning key concepts of electricity. Pedal a stationary bike and see how much energy you can generate. Compare your energy output to that of a wind turbine. Create a current and make electricity.