Live Science Demos and Shows

Live Science Demos and ShowsWe've got plenty for you to see and do at the Science Centre!

Hours:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays

Check out the schedule below. 

Planetarium Shows

Sit back in Toronto's only public planetarium as a Live Presenter takes you on a fantastic voyage to the Moon, the Solar System or beyond!

Eyes on the Skies (ages 0-5): For children 5 years and under WITH their caregivers. Learn about the nighttime sky through singing, connect-the-stars constellations and a journey to the moon! 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

The Sky Tonight (age 5+): Discover what's visible in the sky tonight and learn about upcoming celestial events. 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m. (plus 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. on Saturdays)

The Extreme Universe (age 8+): Witness an exploding star and discover the destructive power of a black hole on this guided tour of the Universe at its most extreme. 12 p.m. & 1 p.m.

Space
Level 4


The Energy Show

Get ready to uncover the world’s ultimate source of power – all in the name of science! 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (plus 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays)

Learn more about The Energy Show here.

Imperial Oil Auditorium
Level 1


Wildlife Rescue Experiences

Take part in programming related to our special exhibition, Wildlife Rescue!

Hands-On Activities

You can make a difference! Help preserve wildlife habitats and encourage pollinators, learn how to measure the health of the environment, and create art inspired by nature. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in JUNE, JULY and AUGUST 

Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6

Wild Wednesdays
Beekeepers, owl handlers and raptor wranglers, oh my! Meet these and other wildlife and conservation experts every Wednesday this summer. Wednesdays in JUNE, JULY and AUGUST

- June 28, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hot Zone: Volunteering in Conservation & Animal Rehabilitation
July 5, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hot Zone: Forestry
- July 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tree Root: Toronto Beekeepers
July 19, 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Hot Zone: Toronto Wildlife Centre
- July 26, 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hot Zone: Insects

Level 6 


Papermaking Demonstration

Discover the ancient art of papermaking! See how pulp made from cloth and plants turns into the paper that ends up in your recycling bin. 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.*

*August 2 at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m
August 16 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.


Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6


Nature Walks

Explore the parkland right in the Science Centre's backyard to learn about the Don River Valley, past and present. 
11 a.m.

Weather permitting. Proper footwear and sun protection recommended. 

Forest Lane - under the Tree Roots
Level 6


Science HotSpots

Plug into current science at these live presentations covering the latest hot topics in science and tech. 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Hot Zone
Level 6


Engage with our Hosts!

Science Happens HereHave a question? Ask a Host. Look for our Science Centre Hosts animating demonstrations and engaging in Science on every level.

Spot the sign posts for "Science Happens Here" and explore science topics in depth - from bones to birds, planets and puzzles and a whole lot more.

Please note: Programs may vary daily. Check boards on Levels 4 & 6 for times and locations upon arrival.

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