Science CAN be fun, and it's at the Ontario Science Museum where kids can learn just that! This fun Toronto science museum perfect for those curious minds where they can learn, be inspired, and ENJOY science through hands-on exhibits, plus IMAX and so much more!
Kids can learn all about the world, the human body, and even the far reaches of outer space! They can examine meteorites from Mars, discover how the human body deals with danger, explore a real-life rainforest within the museum's permanent exhibit halls—and so much more!
There's the Question of Truth exhibit, where kids can explore how beliefs and biases might influence scientific research as well as test controversial theories related to race, gender and culture.
You might want to head to Space Hall, offering an out-of-this-world experience with those meteorites from Mars, as well as exhibits explaining cosmic rays and black holes, and they can see a space chair that’s really a rocket!
Also at the Ontario Science Museum is the Hot Zone! The HotZone is the place where kids can pose questions, and even debate the answers. They can scan headlines, view events and get the real story via multiple screens and live stage presentations!
Don't miss headed to KidsSpark, perfect for those under 8s, where the age appropriate learn-through-play area seems them building their own roller coaster, rocking out in a music studio, going shopping at the market and so much more!
Don't forget to stop at the Science Arcade and the Planetarium too!
Ontario Science Museum is where the whole family can experience an incredible IMAX film too, so the fun doesn't have to end when you leave the exhibits!
See kids, science IS fun and it's all at the Ontario Science Museum waiting for YOU!
They can be found at the corner of Eglinton Avenue East
They have two parking lots and a limited number of on-site parking spaces. Parking costs $12. They also have two electric vehicle charging stations in the North Parking Lot (enter through the main entrance driveway), which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: Parking is very limited on weekends and holidays.
$22 admission, plus $12 for IMAX ($28 combo)
Ages 3 to 12: $13 admission, plus $9 for IMAX ($19 combo)
Youth, students and seniors - $16 admission, plus $9 for IMAX ($22 combo)
Never fear! The Valley Restaurant on Level 6 is open from 10 a.m. until half an hour before closing. KidSpark Café is open on weekends and holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Lobby Café on Level 2 is open on weekends and holidays during the Science Centre's operating hours.
Tim Hortons coffee and treats, along with cold beverages, are available on Levels 2 and 6. Vending machines are also available on Levels 2, 4 and 6 for quick snacks and drinks.
If you are planning to visit more than once this year, why not get an Ontario Science Centre Membership? It can pay for itself in as little as two visits!
Stop by the Science Souvenirs and pick up some science fun to take home with you so the education doesn't have to end!
They love welcoming school groups to the Science Centre! Book your On-Site Field Trip at a special school group rate, available for visits on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our engaging exhibitions and daily demonstrations are suitable for most grade levels and are included free of charge with any visit.
There are lockers on Level 2, where you can store packed lunches and other personal belongings. Don’t forget a reusable water bottle—water refilling stations are located on Level 6.
The Ontario Science Centre is committed to excellence in serving all visitors and staff, including those with disabilities. They have accessible parking, automated entry doors, they welcome service animals, just to name a few ways they can accommodate!
They offer sensory-friendly film screenings on the first Saturday of every month. Watch an IMAX film with lights up and sound turned down. During these screenings, there will be no opening pre-show and theatre doors will remain open.