The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges our communities, offering hands-on experiences and engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. The Science Centre has welcomed more than 53 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach adapted by science centres around the world. The Science Centre is the public centre for innovative thinking and the prime venue for public dialogue about science, technology and society.
KidSpark, our extremely popular hall designed for children under eight, is a learn-through-play space that provides science fun for our youngest visitors. In the Space Hall, find the wonders of our galaxy, the quests of astronauts and a state-of-the-art planetarium. A Question of Truth explores how beliefs and biases can influence scientific research. The Living Earth delivers an amazing natural science experience via a simulated tornado and a full rainforest environment. The Science Arcade is a favorite place to test levers, pulleys and magnets, experience a shadow tunnel or crank up the power.
The AstraZeneca Human Edge explores the potential and limits of the human body. The Cohon Family Nature Escape offers a unique outdoor experience in the heart of the Don River Valley ravine. And Forest Lane is filled with nature, art and the science of forestry and trees.
Our live daily demonstrations bring science to life through fun, hands-on learning. Visitors can power up at The Energy Show, take in a papermaking demo or plug-in to current science at the Science HotSpot. A rich variety of programming is also presented throughout the year. Plus we have Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre — which is a reason in itself to visit.