With activities for everyone, the Saskatchewan Science Centre is a place for families to play and learn together, for the young to experience science in a hands-on way beyond the classroom, and for those who are young at heart to experiment with new ideas.
Sundance Balloons' vibrant hot-air balloons float adventurous passengers over scenic landscapes. Each one-hour journey commences as sojourners greet their flight crew at a pre-determined location, receive a briefing on what to expect during the excursion, and observe their balloon as it swells to more than 10 stories in height.
The woven gondolas glide 1,000 feet above the ground but can sometimes gently skim treetops or cornfields when wandering over the countryside. Since balloons drift with prevailing winds, there is no wind chill and travellers feel only a slight sensation of movement. As is tradition for ballooning, explorers of the appropriate age end their flight with a champagne toast to tranquility, beauty, and neighbourhoods that appear as giant smiley faces only visible from the air.
Managed by practicing artists, Neutral Ground has hosted more than 700 contemporary art exhibitions, projects, and performances since its 1982 opening. The gallery's white walls and sleek hardwood floors boast a constantly rotating assortment of canvases and sculptures from Regina-based artists and international craftspeople from such foreign soils as France, Germany, Australia, and Spain. Soil Digital Media Suite, a Neutral Ground adjunct, highlights digital and interactive media such as video loops and paintings that challenge onlookers to staring contests. Premiering October 29 and running through December 9, Neutral Ground's latest show, Cabin Fever, assembles national and international pieces examining the psyche of boredom. Neutral Ground invites members to public events nearly every month on Saturday evenings for opportunities to mingle with fellow art appreciators and meet visiting artists. Additionally, lunchtime lectures illuminate new trends and analyses of contemporary work as diners assemble abstract sculptures from deli meats.
The Spring in2 Summer trade show helps guests prepare for impending adventures with three days of recreation-based activities and showcases. Visitors wind past exhibitors' displays on everything they need to get ready for summer, including vacations, hot tubs, garden decor, and home renovations. Guests can search for the perfect sailboat to fulfill their dreams of sailing off into the sunset or imagine adding a screened room onto their homes so their deck furniture won't get sunburned.