Admission to the Space Science Centre includes a 20-minute presentation called "Reach for the Stars" which is a brief but very well done presentation on the highlights of human invention and development helping us reach into space. It is viewed in a spherical theatre with the audience sitting on a moving platform. The rest of the Space Science Centre is a self-guided tour of various sections of the museum that show the effect of space on humans, the progress of telecommunications and satellites, remote sensing, and of the displays and interactive exhibits to learn about the Earth, the Moon and our solar system. There is even a piece of lunar rock on display which was brought back to Earth by the crew of Apollo 15.
I cannot comment on the Space Camp since I only had a quick view of a section of the Space Camp. But there were many hands-on activities for the participants and the kids seemed to be enjoying themselves! What the Space Science Centre lacked in detailed information it made up for with its visual presentation. There were plenty of interactive demonstrations to show the effects of a vacuum on sound vibrations, the effect of space on balance and many other effects found in space. There was also a number of large model rockets from the past and present, including rockets from Japan, Europe the U.S. and Russia. Although space is not without commercialism, it's curious that the only way to get out of the Space Science Centre once finished the tour is through the museum's store...
Cosmodome (and Space Camp Canada)
2150 Autoroutes des Laurentides
Information: (514) 978-3600
Reservation for Space Camp programs: 1-800-565-CAMP or (514) 978-3615