Northern Lights Space and Science Centre

Watson Lake, YT

Where are we going?

Northern Lights Space and Science Centre
Frank Trail
Watson Lake

867 536-7827

What is there to do?

The Northern Lights are an incredible natural wonder, and it's something that kids will never forget seeing! So why not spend the day in the magical Yukon, at the Northern Lights Space and Science Centre, where you can learn all about these incredible feats of nature with state of the art video and sound systems!

The Northern Lights Space and Sound Centre has interactive displays that explain all about the folklore and the science of the lights - otherwise known as "Aurora borealis", as well as all of the latest information on the Canadian space program - pretty amazing!

You never know what the space program is uncovering every single day - it's a HUGE universe out there! Here's a fun fact too - did you know that the Canadian rocket technology played a very important part in the early Northern Lights research?

Don't miss the video "Yukon's Northern Lights" which is showcased within the centre. It's shown in the 100-set domed theatre daily, during the summer season. But if you visit there in winter, don't worry either! Nature will be your video where you can actually put on it's own colorful display in the sky!

The Northern Lights Space and Science Centre also hosts community events, movies, and space science education, so there is always so much to see and do!

Kids - if you want to start your amazing education on the lights now, did you know that the Northern Lights are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun, as they enter the earth's atmosphere? How amazing does that sound!

They are often about 60 miles above the earth, but sometimes if you see the red ones, they are 200 miles above the earth!

The Yukon is an incredible part of the country, so why not enjoy the amazing wilderness and this magical natural wonder! Don't forget your camera!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Call for admission costs

Children: Call for admission costs


Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum and exhibits


When can we go?

Call ahead for hours

All year round


Any top tips?

Make sure you spend time to look at all of the exhibits outlining the space program - and allow a couple of hours for the experience because the daily video is 60 minutes on it's own - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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