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Join us for an extraordinary night of science!

A Sleepover at the Science Centre is a great group event, an unforgettable family outing and a unique indoor camping experience. For almost two decades, we have planned fun-filled, action-packed nights. Our sleepovers have taken you underwater, up to outer space, into the laboratories, and much more.


 New Theme: GEARS, SPRINGS & THINGS  

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Gear up for a night of tinkering and technology. Get night-owl use of our exhibit halls and activity stations plus exclusive access to our new exhibition, Biomechanics:The Machine Inside. Gain an astronaut’s appreciation of Earth with the IMAX® film A Beautiful Planet, spring into action on the dancefloor and recharge at the new Energy Show.

 Dates

FAMILIES & GROUPS
Families, Scouts Canada, Girl Guides of Canada,
schools & recreational groups
SPARKS, BROWNIES & GUIDES
Girls and female chaperones only
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ontario Science Centre Sleepovers include:

    • Hands-on science
    • IMAX® Film: A Beautiful Planet
    • Hands-on activities that will help you work towards:
    • Scouts: Science badge
    • Guides: Science badge
    • Sparks: Exploring and Experimenting
    • Cubs: Pack Specialty Badge - Science Games
    • Brownies: Key to STEM Special Interest - Science Games
    • Exploration of the Science Centre after dark
    • DJ / PJ dance party
    • Evening snack and breakfast
    • Souvenir Sleepover crest for child participants
    • Free parking
    • AND admission to the Science Centre for the following day too!  


Sleeping Areas

Sleeping areas throughout the Ontario Science Centre are assigned by the Sleepover program staff and cannot be selected. Washrooms are readily accessible for changing. Please note that we do not have shower facilities and, in true sleepover fashion, all participants will bunk down on the floor to sleep overnight.

Please note: Most sleeping areas are not carpeted and exhibits are not completely dark due to emergency lighting


Program Information

Sample Agenda (subject to change)

Evening Program 
6 - 7 p.m. Check-in
7 - 9 p.m. Exclusive IMAX Film screening and Energy Demonstration
9:30 - 11 p.m. Exhibit Exploration with Activity Stations and Snack
11 - 11:30 p.m. DJ / PJ Dance Party
12:00 a.m. Bedtime - Lights Out!
 Morning Program 
6:45 - 7 a.m. Wake Up
7 - 8:15 a.m. Scheduled Breakfast Times
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Exhibit Exploration 
9 a.m. Sleepover Program Ends
10 a.m. Science Centre Re-Opens
 Sleepover dates, agenda, film and program contents are subject to change without notice.

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 Supervision and Security

  1. Group Leaders/ Organizers are responsible for supervision of their participants.
  2. The minimum supervision ratio is one adult, leader or supervisor to eight children.
  3. The Ontario Science Centre has special emergency procedures and protocols for overnight events. Fire-drill procedures are reviewed with Sleepover participants at the beginning of the night.
  4. Security staff and Sleepover program staff remain in the building throughout the night.

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Price

$64/person
$59/person for Members* and groups of 10 or more.

Groups of any size may register for a Sleepover. All groups or families must have at least one adult (19+ years old) and meet the supervision ratio of one adult to eight children.

Price includes all applicable taxes. Additional coupons and/or passes do not apply. The Sleepover program is offered as a complete package only. No program substitutions. Sleepover dates, agenda, film, policies, price and program contents are subject to change without notice.

Fees are waived for Support Persons accompanying Sleepover participants with disabilities. Call our Recreational Programs Office, Monday to Friday between 8 am and 4 pm, at 416-696-3256 for more information about booking your Support Person(s).

*To Qualify for Ontario Science Centre Member’s Discount:

    • The person booking the Sleepover must hold a current Gold or Silver "For Us" Ontario Science Centre Membership that includes children.
    • The membership must be valid on the date the Ontario Science Centre receives the booking.

Learn how to become a Member!


Cancellation / Refund Policy
Cancellations are processed according to the schedule below:

16 days or more
prior to your confirmed Sleepover date
100% Refund
(less $60 administration fee for whole group cancellation)
15 days or less
from your confirmed Sleepover date
No Refund
An administration fee of $60 is charged for cancellations of whole groups of 10 or more participants. Refunds are made payable only to the group, care of the group's organizer. We reserve the right to cancel any Sleepover, with a full refund.

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Booking

Online
Book online here!
Full payment by credit card (MC, Visa or AMEX) required at time of booking.

By Phone
Call our Recreational Programs Office, Monday to Friday between 8 am and 4 pm, at 416-696-3256 with your booking information and credit card payment.

Book early. Due to the popularity of Sleepovers, most nights fill to capacity. Adding extra participants to a confirmed registration is subject to availability.

Vital Information Package

Download Sleepover Vital Information Package

Booking Confirmation

Within three (3) business days of booking, you will be emailed a confirmation letter (PDF) containing a link to download your detailed Sleepover package. If you do not receive your confirmation letter, contact our Recreational Programs Office at 416-696-3256 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by email at RecreationalPrograms@OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

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Participant Number Changes

  1. Call the Recreational Programs Office at 416-696-3256.
  2. Provide your reference number and the number of infants, children, youths and/ or adults you wish to increase or decrease.
  3. To add participants, provide a credit card number with expiry date for payment.
  4. If your decrease in numbers qualifies for a refund, the amount owing will be refunded to the credit card on file for your booking.

Requests to increase your participant numbers will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the date of your Sleepover and are subject to availability.

Requests to decrease your participant numbers will be accepted with a full refund up to 16 days prior to the date of your Sleepover. As there are no refunds 15 days or less from your confirmed Sleepover date, we recommend that you find substitute participants for your unallocated spots.

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Contact

Email:
Recreational Programs

Phone:
416-696-3256
Toll Free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for Recreational Programs Office)
Office Hours 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday

Fax:
416-696-3139

Mail:
Recreational Programs
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON M3C 1T3


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