Who We Are
An iconic cultural attraction, the Ontario Science Centre is home to interactive experiences with science and technology. We not only develop and source the world’s best exhibitions – supplemented with relevant programming to provide engaging experiences – but aim to make a fundamental difference in the lives of our visitors. How: by providing them the skills and attributes to create a better future for the planet.
Our vision: Inspiring a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet.
Our purpose: The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve. We enrich people's lives and their understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. We are the public centre for innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology.
We do this by offering top science experiences, memorable exhibitions, engaging programs and breathtaking films so that visitors can do far more than observe: they can interact and participate.
Built into the slope of the Don Valley, the Science Centre contains an array of inspiring spaces. The Weston Family Innovation Centre puts discovery, literally, in the hands of visitors – and in spring 2012 evolved with all-new, fascinating exhibits. KidSpark is the extremely popular hall designed for children under eight to learn, explore and create.
In Space, find the wonders of our galaxy, the quests of astronauts and a state-of-the-art planetarium. A Question of Truth challenges our beliefs. Living Earth delivers natural wonder, including a simulated tornado and a full rainforest environment. The Science Arcade is a fan favorite with a complete hands-on science experience that includes the famous electricity demo. A rich variety of programming is presented throughout the year. And of course, we have what is still Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre – reason in itself to visit.
The Science Centre remains ever-innovative and our new permanent exhibition about the human body, The AstraZeneca Human Edge, is now open to the public.