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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s birthday with amazing hands-on science activities full of concocting, examining, and experimenting! Choose the theme of the birthday party, then relax; leave the entertaining and activities to our two "Party Pros." They will deliver a two-hour party for up to 20 children in your private party room. The fun is not over when the party is; you and your guests are invited to spend the rest of the day at the Ontario Science Centre!

What Birthday Parties are offered?

Parties for 5-9 year olds

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 CHEMISTRY

Experience chemistry and explore the physical and chemical changes of matter with cool chemistry demos. Mix your own concoctions of “slime” (a polymer) and “ooblick” (a non-Newtonian fluid).

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MAGIC

Experiment with optics and chemistry as you unlock the secrets behind popular magic tricks. Defy the laws of gravity and make an orb levitate. Create a balancing stick to amaze your friends and family!

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SPACE

Investigate Newton’s Third Law of Motion to determine how rockets launch into space and enjoy two interactive “launch” demos – a film canister rocket and a balloon rocket. Build and test a planetary lander with the goal of successfully landing it without damaging its cargo – an egg!

 

Parties for 10-12 year olds

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 Engineering

Get geared up for fun! Use engineering principles, recycled materials and your imagination to find the solution to a real life problem with your friends in the Challenge Zone, then build and test your very own personalized robot to take home.

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What do I need to know?

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays

Numbers:
    • Up to 11 children and 11 adults (a minimum of one adult must attend the party)
    • Optional add up to 9 extra children at $22/child
Times:
    • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Parties for 5 to 9 year olds
    • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Parties for 10 to 12 year olds
Package includes: Birthday Party Table Setting
    • Decorated private party room
    • Two dedicated Ontario Science Centre “Party Pros” to facilitate your party
    • Hands-on interactive science activities
    • Discounted parking for you and your guests
    • Free admission to the Ontario Science Centre for you and your guests
    • Pizza lunch with a juice beverage for children
    • Coffee and tea for adults
    • Disposable partyware (napkins, plates and utensils)
    • Special T-shirt for the Birthday Child
    • Birthday Party Invitation - Download here

A Birthday Party is offered as a complete package only. Program substitutions or customizations cannot be accommodated.

What you can bring:
Birthday cake, candles and loot bags

Birthday Party Sample Schedule:
For 5 to 9 year olds
For 10 to 12 year olds

More Birthday Party Information:
Frequently Asked Questions

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How much will I pay?

$475 /party (HST included) Non-Members
$425 /party (HST included) Ontario Science Centre Members*

Party Price includes:
    • up to 11 children (includes Birthday Child) 
    • up to 11 adults (includes Birthday Child's Parent(s))
Extras:
    • $22 /child    Add up to 9 extra children for a maximum of 20 per party
    • $40            Add-on pizza for adults (3 large 12 slice pizza)
*To Qualify for Ontario Science Centre Member’s Discount:
    • The person booking the Birthday Party must hold a current Ontario Science Centre Membership.
    • The membership must be valid on the date the Ontario Science Centre receives Birthday Party booking.

To become a member, renew your membership or inquire about the many benefits of becoming an Ontario Science Centre Member, call the membership office at 416-696-3142.

Learn how to become a Member!

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How to book

By phone: 416-696-3256 (Credit card payments only)
By fax or mail: Download the application form here!

Birthday Party bookings are limited and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
All Birthday Parties must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

Download Birthday Party Information Package & Invitation

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How do I pay?

Full payment is required at time of booking.
We accept AMEX, Visa or MasterCard.

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 What are the cancellation / refund policies?

Cancellations received 14 days or more prior to the Birthday Party date are fully refundable less a $60 administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to your Birthday Party date.

If your child is sick and you have to cancel the party, you may reschedule it on an alternate date at no additional cost based on availability. A refund due to medical reasons may be considered if a written request is received within a week of the missed Birthday Party date and is accompanied by a doctor’s note.

Programs, prices and policies are subject to change without notice.


How do I contact you?

Email:


Fax:
416-696-3139

Phone:
416-696-3256

Office Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
24 hour voice mail

Mail:
Recreational Programs
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON  M3C 1T3

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Member Discount


Birthday Invitation

Birthday Party Invitation


Birthday Party Customer Quotes:

"That was the funnest party! It was the best party I have ever been to!" Mom: "WOW, I don't need to take care of anything?" Emma

"Wonderful!!!!! The staff made our Space party stellar!!! Thanks to all! Everyone agreed that it was great! Bravo!"

"The Party Pros were terrific. We really appreciate the fun, sociable and upbeat attitude of the staff. Thanks!"

"It was the best party I arranged for my son. The kids had a great time. The knowledge, patience and maturity of the staff was superior to my experiences at other birthday venues."

"It was most memorable happy day for my birthday girl. Friends told her at school it was so cool. Thank you very much."