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Holiday FUN

Holiday FUN at the Science Centre

December 20 to January 4

Open 10 am to 5 pm
Closed December 25

Join us during the HOLIDAYS for lots of science FUN - special programs, IMAX films and more!

For fastest entry, buy online + print your tickets at home.

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Check out our Tips for a Great Visit.

Download our Holiday What's On Flyer and Guide Map.

Programs, films and schedules subject to change.
Please check onsite information boards on Levels 4 and 6 for updates.

BRAIN: The Inside Story

BRAIN: The Inside StoryStep into the amazing, changing brain! Take an unprecedented journey through the essential bundle of neurons that is the human brain, the control centre for our thoughts, senses and feelings.

Knowledge Partner: Ontario Brain Institute
Local Supporting Sponsor: Medtronic of Canada Ltd.


Special Exhibition Hall, Level 6

Dream Machines: The Art of Rowland Emett

Roland Emett's Dream MachinesAn annual favourite, Dream Machines is the world’s largest display of Emett's whimsical mechanical inventions including the "Humbug Major Sweet Machine" made famous in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Dream Machines
supported by saveONenergy


Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2

MAGIC: The Science of Perception

MAGIC: The Science of PerceptionIs it science? Is it magic? Find out how science and the art of performance work in your brain to challenge how you perceive an illusion.

December 26 - January 2 at 12:30 pm, 2 pm

Imperial Oil Auditorium, Level 1

IMAX Films

IMAX films Come join us for a film. Your senses will be overwhelmed at Ontario's only IMAX® Dome theatre. Purchase a COMBO ticket and save! Admission to the Science Centre and an IMAX film:
Adult $28 (save $7)
Youth & Senior $22 (save $3)
Child $19 (save $3)

Buy online. Check the schedule for films and times.

Now playing for the Holidays:
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, IMAX Hubble, Under the Sea and Jerusalem.

Shoppers Drug Mart OMNIMAX Theatre, Level 2

Creation Station

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Daily at 10:30 am to 4 pm

Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2

Eyes on the Skies (age 0-5)

Eyes on the SkiesFor 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! Limited capacity. Doors close promptly at show time.

Daily at 10:30 am, 11 am

Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 4

The Sky Tonight (age 5+)

The Sky TonightDiscover what's visible in the sky tonight and learn about upcoming celestial events. Take home a star chart that will help you stargaze from your own backyard. Limited capacity. Doors close promptly at show time.

Daily at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm 

Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 4

The Extreme Universe (age 8+) 

The Extreme UniverseWitness an exploding star and discover the destructive power of a black hole on this guided tour of the Universe at its most extreme. Limited capacity. Doors close promptly at show time.

Daily at 12 pm, 1 pm 

Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 4


Electricity Demo

You’ll get a charge out of the Van de Graaff generator (a.k.a. “The Ball Electricity DemoThat Makes Your Hair Stand Up”) and find out “what’s watt” with this whole electricity thing!

Daily at 11:30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm 

Science Arcade, Level 6

Papermaking Demo

Papermaking DemoTransform plants and scrap paper into new paper. Watch the papermaking demonstration and note the steps used to make paper. Take home the instructions and make your own!

Daily at 1:30 pm, 4 pm

Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6

Make It!

origami crane in Make It! programJoin our Science Centre Hosts as we create and innovate together in this hands-on experience daily in our Challenge Zone.

Daily at 11:30 am, 2 pm 

Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level 6

JiggiJump: The World's Greatest Machine

JiggiJump:The World's Greatest MachineBring your jumping shoes for this musical aerobic adventure, live on stage! JJ Kangaroo is loose in the Science Centre looking for the world's greatest machine and he needs our help to find it. It's a half hour of fun, fitness, music, lights and effects perfect for young children and families.

Daily at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm

Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6

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