Explore the Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre, one of Canada's most famous cultural attractions, has been creating engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology for over 45 years.
Visitors of all ages can explore more than 500 interactive experiences in our eight exhibit halls, take in live daily science demonstrations, and view films under Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre. Take a closer look below!
Canada 150: Discovery Way
(brand new installation)
Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial at our brand new installation, Canada 150: Discovery Way. From the far reaches of space to common household items, you’ll discover the great Canadian stories behind transformational inventions and innovations. Who knows – you may even be inspired to become Canada’s next great innovator!
The Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre
Discover how thrilling movies can be with our giant dome screen and a state-of-the-art sound system delivering 13,000 watts of wrap-around sound from 44 speakers.
Science fun for our youngest visitors! Build your own roller coaster, rock out in a music studio and blow giant bubbles. KidSpark is a learn-through-play space for kids eight and under and their caregivers.
Our state-of-the-art planetarium, meteorites from Mars, cosmic rays, black holes and a space chair that's really a rocket make Space an out-of-this-world experience.
Sit back in Toronto's only public planetarium, as a presenter takes you on a fantastic voyage through the Universe to learn more about our cosmic neighbours with a variety of shows – including one just for kids under five and their caregivers.
A Question of Truth
Explore how beliefs and biases can influence scientific research. Test controversial theories related to race, gender and culture. Compare Western and "alternative" sciences.
The AstraZeneca Human Edge
Explore the potential and limits of the human body. Plunge into the mind of a free diver, grapple with a climbing wall and see what it takes to summit Everest. Discover how your body deals with danger and find out what's humanly possible for you.
Cohon Family Nature Escape
Step outside of the Centre and into the heart of the Don River Valley ravine. Our scenic paths and outdoor exhibits and activities are open from late spring until fall. With a giant Baltimore oriole nest, a porous concrete wall that provides a canvas for live moss graffiti and a tree slide carved from the fallen trunk of a 125-year-old Eastern White Pine, it’s a unique backyard experience you won’t soon forget.
A current science hub, the HotZone is the place to pose questions, debate answers, scan headlines, view events and get the real story via multiple screens and live stage presentations.
The Living Earth
Stroll through a rain forest and try to spot the poison dart frogs. Touch a tornado, crawl through a cave, and check out a coral reef for an amazing natural science experience.
A visitor favourite since we opened in 1969! The Science Arcade is the place to test your reaction time, navigate a distorted room and more. From a shadow tunnel to a bike generator and a tricky light stick, you’ll soon discover this classic hall has more than meets the eye.
Weston Family Innovation Centre
Hone your innovation skills by prototyping a new kind of shoe, making magnetic fluids dance and testing your aviation abilities. Change your mind…and your world. From exciting new materials and media tools to citizen science projects and problem-solving challenges, the Weston Family Innovation Centre inspires you to take experimentation to a whole new level.
Discover Canadian forests in this passageway filled with nature, art and the science of forestry and trees. Forest Lane features a 464-year-old Douglas Fir – with a historical timeline marking world events during its life – and more.
Power up at our new theatrical presentation The Energy Show, take in a Papermaking Demo or plug into current science at the Science HotSpot. Our live daily demonstrations bring science to life through fun hands-on learning.
Here's your chance to visit with members of local clubs, guilds and amateur associations – and maybe discover a new hobby! Check out our amateur radio station, learn about rocks and minerals and observe our 150 year old Jacquard Loom in action. Demo times are subject to volunteer availability.
Art Around the Centre
Creative inspiration is at the heart of the Ontario Science Centre – see how our indoor and outdoor art installations blend art and science in delightful and insightful ways. From Legacy, a life-sized, anatomically correct orca skeleton carved entirely from reclaimed cedar, to robot fish and our interactive George Rhoads sculpture, you’ll view both art and science in a whole new light.
Click here for our demo and show schedule.
Click here for our OMNIMAX film schedule.