Screen shot of the boxer from SuperBodies, Peace Point Entertainment Group

Hurdles, Peace Point Entertainment Group

Rings, Peace Point Entertainment Group

Balance beam, Peace Point Entertainment Group

The Games: The Science of Sport

March 24, 2012 - August 12, 2012

The Museum's interactive science gallery will focus on the modern Olympic Games.

The first of two complementary exhibitions celebrating this summer’s 30th Olympiad in London, The Games: The Science of Sport showcases modern sports in an exciting, interactive exhibition that premieres SuperBodies, a 3D animation and original video production presented in both a big screen video and mobile app game formats. Produced by Peace Point Entertainment Group for Canadian television and exclusively licensed to the Bruce Museum for this exhibition, SuperBodies illustrates the impact that sports have on athletes by vividly depicting the physiological dynamics that drive athletic performance. The video also includes commentary from scientist and physiologist Dr. Greg Wells, who works with elite athletes.

NBC’s broadcast, cable and webcasts of the London 2012 Games will be shown. 

Get the feel for different events at fun, hands-on exploratory stations featuring sporting equipment and athletic gear including boxing gloves, javelins and other devices that record participants’ strength and reaction times.

The Games exhibition is planned in cooperation with the Bruce Museum’s youth committee Youth@Bruce.

This is the first of a pair of complementary exhibitions at the Bruce Museum that will explore the breadth of the Summer Olympic Games, elucidating the components that propel athletes to become Olympians—science, technology, and personal commitment. 

Oscar Leonard CArl Pistorius (born 22 november 1986) is a South African sprint runner. Known as the “Blade Runner” and “the fastest man on no legs”, Pistorius, who has a double amputation is the world record holder for sport class T44 in the 100, 200, and 400 meter events. He runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fiber transtibial artificial limbs by Ossur. Come and watch a video of Oscar training during his visit to Ossur, in Mission Viejo, California. Touch the Cheetah Flex-Foot that Oscar uses and see why he is called the blade runner. 

The second show,The Olympic Games: Art, Culture & Sport, runs through September 2, 2012 in the Museum's main galleries.