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April 2020

Mindworks

Wednesday, April 1 - Sunday, April 26
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Mindworks at the Ontario Science Center

Take an unforgettable journey through your own mind and question how you think, feel, and react to the world around you at MindWorks, a new exhibition researched, designed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre. Explore topics such as consciousness, decision-making, emotions, creativity and personality to understand your own mental processes. Sparking moments of mindfulness, this exhibition encourages active questioning and discovery through hands-on experiences. Presented with Knowledge Partner the Ontario Brain Institute. To April 26, 2020.

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The Dragon’s Song

Wednesday, April 1 - Saturday, July 18
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R1X8 Canada
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Be the hero. Discover the magic. Save the dragons. You have been asked to embark upon a dangerous quest: to save dragons from extinction. To do so you’ll need to sneak into a mysterious tower where the last dragon egg is rumored to rest. Will you find the egg and learn the secret of the dragon’s song? The Casa Loma Escape Series invites you into a fantastic world, full of strange science and mystical wonders. It’s the perfect adventure for…

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STEM Camp @ Home

Wednesday, April 1 - Friday, April 3
Free
STEM Camp @ Home

STEM Camp is providing FREE activities to families during the extended March Break. If you are looking for things to do over the next three weeks while you are at home with your families STEM Camp is offering online STEM activities to help you out.  A different downloadable activity and workbook is being offered each weekday.

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#HackAtHome STEAM Design Challenge

Wednesday, April 1 @ 7:11 pm - Friday, May 1 @ 12:00 pm
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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Free

As students are on an extended break from school, we want to keep students learning, designing & making at home. The STEAM Project is hosting free design challenges for students across York Region! Design challenges will feature the learning and use of new technologies such as 3D design and printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting and T-shirt design, & more! How to Participate: Register through Eventbrite, and you will receive instructions on how to join our Google Classroom. This will give…

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Virtual Coding, Game, Animation or App Classes!

Wednesday, April 1 - Tuesday, April 7
ON Canada + Google Map
$249

Learn from North America's top instructors. Customized, private virtual classes. Students learn 1 on 1 with their own instructor! Coding Game Development App Creation Website Development Virtual Portfolios Animation and MUCH more! Each class is customized to your child's interests and experience level to keep them engaged!

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Maker Kids Online Classes

Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 30
Online Canada

Toronto's #1 Kids' Program Goes Online If you're looking for fun and educational activities your kids can do at home, then MakerKids has just the thing: our virtual classes! In Your Home, at a Time That Works For You. With live instructors, our online robotics, coding, or Minecraft programs are a great way to keep your child engaged and learning during any time they're not in the classroom.

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Weekly STEAM Classes – Maker & Robotics

Wednesday, April 1 - Saturday, May 30
The STEAM Project, 561 Edward Ave (Unit #1)
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C 9W6 Canada
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The STEAM Project's Youth Makerspace Campus is the perfect place for kids who love to create and build things (or take things apart). With access to robotics, electronics, woodworking, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, vinyl cutting and all kinds of tools and materials, it's a place where kids can MAKE anything! Classes are taught and supervised by Ontario Certified High School Teachers with a passion for giving kids meaningful experiences in STEAM and opportunities for learning in a hands-on…

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ROM Saturday Club – Spring Session

Saturday, April 4 - Saturday, June 6
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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ROM Saturday Club

This Saturday version of our popular Summer Club program provides supervised, hands-on educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more. The ROM's fascinating galleries, authentic objects and outstanding professional staff guarantee that your camp experience will be hard to beat! Every fall, winter and spring children will enjoy eight Saturdays of fun-filled, educational adventures in the ROM's inspiring galleries. 8 Week Spring 2020 session:  April 4 - June 6 (Excludes April 11 & May 16) One of the city's most…

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Solar Observing at the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Free

Safely observe the Sun* with specially filtered telescopes. Learn about our nearest star and try your eye at spotting exotic surface features, including sunspots, spicules, and prominences. This program is offered by members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. * Weather permitting. In the event of cloud cover, program will be rescheduled to the following Saturday. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. TELUSCAPE Outside Main Entrance

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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Saturday, April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Saturday, December 5, 2020

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Sensory Friendly Saturdays

Offered the first Saturday of every month 3–7 p.m Come celebrate neurodiversity! The Ontario Science Centre is partnering up with Geneva Centre for Autism and others to offer sensory-friendly events and programming. With a variety of communities in mind, Sensory-friendly Saturdays were developed to provide an environment that is inclusive, accessible and respectful. Open to everyone, the programming is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Dates in 2020: February 1 / March 7 / April 4 / May 2 /…

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Kids Maker Fair

Sunday, April 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wychwood Barns, 76 Wychwood Ave
Toronto, M6G 2X7 Canada
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Toronto’s newest family-friendly festival celebrates inspiration and innovation by embracing kids’ natural creativity and curiosity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Join our maker movement where kids explore, learn, play, and interact through demonstrations, hand-on activities and exhibitions. Our mission is to inspire the next generation of creative innovators and makers by exploring STEAM in a family-oriented environment.

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Downsview Park’s Nature Connection Program

Sunday, April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2nd and 4th Sunday of each month except on specified dates
Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck Avenue
Toronto, ON M3K 2c5 Canada
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Free

Downsview Park staff will take you on a free indoor/outdoor Park program based on nature-themed topics to get you exploring the natural world, starting with Downsview Park! Each two-hour program will explore a natural theme. Activities will be flexible to reflect the interest of participants. Registration is required. Visit our website to RSVP and to see more information about the themes. Downsview Park’s Discovery Centre. 70 Canuck Avenue. Toronto, ON. Back door. 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from…

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Earth Day at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Wednesday, April 22
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, 2500 Kossuth Road
Cambridge, ON Canada
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All Earth Day and Easter Weekend activities are family-friendly and included with regular admission. OUTDOOR GUIDED WALKS 11:30am and 2:30pm Celebrate the return of spring wildflowers and wildlife with a guided walk led by one of our Nature Interpreters. Explore the 100 acre site surrounding our Conservatory to hunt for spring bugs and learn how plants and animals adapt to and survive the harsh winter weather. EASTER STORYTIME 10:30 & 1:30 Explore the tropical greenhouse and enjoy some of our…

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Sleepovers at the Ontario Science Center

Saturday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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A Sleepover at the Science Centre is a great group event, an unforgettable family outing and a unique indoor camping experience. For over two decades, we have planned fun-filled, action-packed nights of science after dark. Our sleepovers have taken you underwater, up to outer space, into the laboratories, and much more. 2020 Theme: Mind Matters Spend a night at the Science Centre and uncover the remarkable power of your mind! Experience why you think, feel, and react the way you…

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June 2020

ROM Kids Day Camp

Friday, June 5
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One event on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp! Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp. This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more! Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available. Registration is on…

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The STEAM Project – Summer Camp

Monday, June 29 - Friday, August 21
Richmond Hill Curling Club, 121 Elgin Mills Rd E Canada + Google Map

The vision at The STEAM Project is to prepare youth for a world that increasingly demands scientific and technological innovation, thoughtful design, and a focus on empathy. Our mission at the STEAM Project is to foster empathy through a human-centred approach to design that we call “Design with Purpose.” Designing with Purpose is empathy driven and places the understanding of the needs of others at the center of designing solutions. Our programs encourage thinking about how new designs and invention…

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July 2020

STEM Camp

Monday, July 6 - Friday, August 28
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

St Andrews United Church, 32 Main St N
Markham, ON L3P 1X5 Canada
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$215 – $295

STEM Camp is a Canadian not for profit based out of Embro, Ontario operating over 45 locations across Ontario and Western Canada provinces. The STEM Camp mission is to inspire Canadian youth through participating in hands-on activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We believe… - In the power of curiosity and wonder - Children need to explore the world around them - Curious kids become confident, creative adults, who have developed excellent thinking skills to…

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Tech Summer Camp

Monday, July 6 - Saturday, August 29
ON Canada
$400

Join TechZenik this summer as we explore the depths of STEM! Over of course of Summer we will be hosting 8 different full week programs at our Scarborough location. Campers will get an opportunity to acquire new skills every single day as they learn how to explore and collaborate with others. Through the software, the technology and the equipment we have, we are able to reach and impact kids better any other STEM camp out there. We also try and…

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October 2020

Evening Telescope Observing

Saturday, October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Have you ever looked through a telescope? Take a tour of the night sky through a telescope and snap a photo or two of your favourite celestial body. Learn about the phases of the Moon, get an up-close look at the planets, and gaze at the brightest stars (weather permitting). February 1 March 7 October 24 November 21 December 19 This program is offered in collaboration with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre. 6 – 8 p.m. TELUSCAPE

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