KidSpark Activities

Join us for on-the-spot learning! From house-building to music-making, KidSpark’s engaging science activities will be sure to please the whole family!

All KidSpark activities are for children 8 years of age and younger WITH their caregivers. 

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Science on the Go

August 7, 14 and 28 at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Get your brains in motion this summer! Join us for "Science On The Go", a series of fun, hands-on activities being offered throughout KidSpark. Topics vary, so whether it's science experiments or cool art projects, join us for exciting science fun! Check the schedule at the KidSpark main entrance for more information.

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Animal Encounters

August 10 and 18 at 1:30 p.m.
August 21 at 11:30 a.m.

Join staff of the Live Exhibits Lab and learn about the Science Centre’s reptile collection. You’ll be invited to interact with reptiles from Ontario and around the world including slithering snakes, turtles and tortoises.

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Box of Curious Objects

August 11 and 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Come and explore our collection of curious objects. Use your powers of observation to discover the identity of each item. Some of these objects are sure to keep you guessing. 

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Optical Illusions

August 2  and 22 at 3:30 p.m.

It’s a battle between your brain and eyes in this fun and interactive activity. Come join our Hosts as they share these eye-catching and eye-deceiving optical illusions. What you see is what you get – or is it? I guess you will have to come join us and find out!



August 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Join our wonderful Host staff as they engage our youngest of visitors in a whirlwind of imagination through their storytelling, songs and so much more.

Eyes on the Skies

Eyes on the Skies 

August 1
August 3-5
August 8-9
August 12
August 15-17
August 19
August 23-26
August 29-30

10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

A planetarium show for children 5 years and under WITH their caregivers. Learn about the night time sky through singing, connect-the-stars constellations and a journey to the moon! First come, first served. Maximum capacity of 50. Doors close at show time.


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  • Guide Maps

    Download a copy of our What's On Flyer & Guide Map for visitors. Printed copies of this map are also available in English and French when you arrive at the Science Centre.