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New drugs shown to increase brain's plasticity, reversing effects of aging. More…

Weakened polar vortex triggers record-breaking cold temperatures across North America. More…

Buoyancy found to be driver of volcanic super-eruptions, unlike pressure-driven smaller eruptions. More…

New camera allows astronomers to take images of planets orbiting distant stars. More…

A family dog may lead to fewer allergies in babies, a new study suggests. More…

Study finds only 400 lions left in West Africa. More…

Scientists determine great white sharks live longer than previously thought by studying radioactive markers left over from atomic bomb tests in the 1950s. More…

New technique which induces immune tolerance to organ transplants could expand availability of hand and face transplants. More…

More than 30 percent of adult population is obese, according to a report by the Overseas Development Institute. More…

The RedShift Report Podcast

What is a pulsar?

We can see stars in the night sky
but we can hear them too!

Science Games

Online fun + learning = win!

Games require Adobe Flash Player. Get it.

Color illustration of a grid of nine toilets links to Adobe Flash game: Consptiation Concenration

Constipation Concentration

Learn some of the science behind the noises your body makes!

Grid of four coloured squares links to Adobe Flash game: Eyes Have it, or Do They

Eyes Have It. Or Do They?

Your eyes and brain can work together to make you see things that aren't there.

Illustration of car race track links to Adobe Flash game: Mouse Race

Mouse Race

What happens when using your computer mouse becomes less natural?

View all science games.

Events This Month

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SCI FRI - Friday Night @ the OSC

Are you in high school? Then this is the place to be. Enjoy DJs spinning tunes and stuff that you won't find elsewhere.

Find out more about specific events.

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Café Scientifique

Have a drink and learn about the latest ideas and issues in science and technology in an informal setting. It’s not a lecture - it's social science!

Check out upcoming events.

The KidSpark Explorer

Image map divideed into sections showing children playing in the exhibits featured in the KidSpark Project.

Online resources help you get the most out of your visit!

Download hands-on experiments and guides, watch videos, listen to podcasts and get tips on engaging young children in the fun of learning science!

Start exploring!

Inside Out

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Go behind the scenes.

Kevin von Appen, our Director of Science Communication, sheds light on the ins and outs of working in a science museum.






Research Live

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Your data makes a difference!

Take part in cutting-edge science! Visit the Ontario Science Centre and participate in real research studies— contribute, learn and meet the scientists. Find out more.