KidSpark Activities

Join us for fun-filled discovery and adventure in Toronto’s only children’s museum! 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

Science Activity

October 8 & 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Get your brains in motion this summer! Join us for a series of fun, hands-on activities being offered throughout KidSpark. Topics vary so whether its 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

October 5, 17, 25 & 30

Join staff of the Live Exhibits Lab and learn about the Science Centre’s very own animal collection. You’ll be invited to interact with several of our resident animals including slithering snakes, turtles, tortoises, chinchillas, our sea creature touch tank and more!



October 15

Talented Hosts excite our youngest visitors with stories, songs and much more!

Spook-tacular Science

Spook-tacular Science

October 31

Come in costume for a ghoulish good time in KidSpark! From Gross Science experiments, to hands on fun with our resident creepy crawlies, you’re sure to have a boo-tiful time!

Scavenger Hunt  

Scavenger Hunt

October 29

Search high and low in KidSpark to solve each clue in this new scavenger hunt designed just for our youngest visitors. Explore the exhibits, complete your quest and earn a prize that's just for you! Get your card from our KidSpark Hosts.

Research Live!

Saturdays and Sundays in October from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Help researchers from the University of Toronto's Child Learning and Development Labs learn how children develop, make decisions, and use language to learn about the world around them!

Host-led Activity

Junior Skywatchers

Saturdays in October at 4 p.m.

Get your jetpack ready and become a Junior SkyWatcher in our new 4-week series geared for the youngest of voyagers! Take-off on a different out-of-this-world adventure each week as we learn about making observations, explore how shadows are made, observe the different phases of the Moon and then get ready to climb aboard and end with a trip into space!
No registration required, admission based on a first-come, first-served basis. Max. 15 participants, ages 3-5 years.

Come Learn With Me

Come Learn With Me

October 19 & 26 at 1:30 p.m. and October 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Come play, learn and explore! Join our Early Childhood Studies Students as they learn to engage our young visitors through several different fun hands-on activities.

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Click to see the October 2017 KidSpark CalendarClick on the calendar for all October KidSpark activities at a glance.
All events are free with admission to the Science Centre and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by adults. Please gather at the KidSpark entrance. 

  • 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.

  • Food Services Update

    From October 16-26, 2017, our Valley Restaurant will be closed for roofing construction. Other food service locations are available.