Holiday FUN

Holiday FUN at the Science Centre

December 20 to January 5

December 20 10am to 4pm
December 21-22 10am to 5pm
December 23-24 10am to 4pm
December 25     CLOSED
December 26-January 5 10am to 6pm

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

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.

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

Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2

The AstraZeneca Human Edge Exhibition

The AstraZeneca Human Edge logoA new exhibition hall that explores all the wonders and possibilities of the human body. Plunge into the mind of a freediver to explore the respiratory system, tackle a climbing wall to see if your brain could take you to the summit and test your own personal limits as you run, row and dance your way through The AstraZeneca Human Edge. Discover stories of athletes, adventure seekers, extreme sports enthusiasts and others who have broken through barriers of what was once thought humanly possible.

The AstraZeneca Human Edge, Level 6

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:
Great White Shark, Flight of the Butterflies, Under the Sea.

Creation Station

float: left; margin-right: 10px;Use your imagination in our “build zone” using wooden blocks to come up with your own inventions and structures.

December 21-24 at 10:30-4:00
December 26-January 5 at 10:30-5:00

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.

December 20 - January 5 at 10:30, 11:00

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.

December 26-January 5 at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00

Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 4

What's The Matter?

What's the Matter? DemoAn explosive exploration of solids, liquids and gases. Expect the unexpected as we present some of our most spectacular science demonstrations. Be prepared for exciting visuals and loud noises.

December 26-January 5 at 11:00, 2:00

Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6

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!

December 20-24 at 11:30, 1:00, 3:00
December 26-January 5 at 11:30, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

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 paper!

December 20-24 at 12:30, 2:30
December 26-January 5 at 12:30, 3:00, 4:30

Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6


origami craneCome learn paper folding techniques from the past and the future. Gain a new perspective on how paper can turn into scientific art.

December 21-24 at 11:30, 2:00
December 26-January 5 at 11:30, 3:30

Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level 6

Science HotSpot

Science HotSpot DemoPlug into live presentations about Current Science.

Check information boards for times.

Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level 6

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