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Robin perching on maple tree bough in the summer with blue sky in background.
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Flower with pink petals.

 The Centre’s Backyard

The Ontario Science Centre is perched on the edge of the scenic Don River Valley. Everything from the building's construction to what you see out the windows embraces elements of nature. Explore outside and inside – and our online connections too!

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Sights, sounds and stories straight from the exhibit floor…

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  • Close up of multi-coloured, fossilized rock samples on the Geological Brigde
  • Exterior pathway and Science Centre admin tower appear integrated into the tree-studded hillside of the ravine.
  • Green vegetation and fish-themed mobile of welded metal and stone on the Green Roof.
  • Sepia-toned close up photo of groundhog.
  • Close up of green maple tree leaves on bough.
  • Close up of Northern Flicker clinging to a tree trunk with blue sky in background.
  • Pink and yellow flowers amongst green grasses.
  • Overcase summer day with marsh grasses and gnarled trees growing out of pond and forest in background.
  • Aerial view of the Ontario Science Centre and Don River Valley in fall.
Laughing woman with her hair standing on end.

Check out our vintage Science Centre video, circa 1970.

A row of three leaves changing from green to gold.

Hear why leaves change colour in this Science Centre podcast.

Field of green vegetation.

Our green roof? Find out what's 'growing on" in this podcast.

Chickadee on branch with red berries against blurry grey background.

Find out more about North American birds.

Illustration of six green and black leopard frogs arranged in two rows of three against blue background.

Play our online science game "Croaker Concentration".

Two grey and white birds standing in a nest.

See what's in the nest with these Bird Cams.

Red Discovery Walks logo with white floral patterns.

Explore more of Toronto's green space by taking a Discovery Walk.


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