Celebrate 50 Years With Us
Celebrate 50 Years With Us

For our 50th birthday year, we’re rallying all generations of dreamers and doers to join us in celebrating the human adventure of discovery.

January 28Inventorium 2.0 Exhibition
The scientific method meets the artistic process in a makerspace designed to spark questions and test your creativity. Connect with fellow participants and bring your imagination to life through a range of hands-on activities, including coding, lasering, making and weaving.


February 15Great Bear Rainforest IMAX® Film 
Nestled in an ancient rainforest on Canada’s rugged Pacific coast and hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is home to the fabled all-white Spirit Bear and the region’s First Nations people who have provided stewardship of the forest for centuries.


March 8Celebration Way
Kick off your visit with Celebration Way and explore how several fields of science, from human biology to space exploration, have changed since 1969. What do the Beatles have in common with medical imaging? Is your microwave a robot? Explore these questions and more throughout your Science Centre visit. 


April 12Superpower Dogs IMAX® Film
Wonder at the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners and the astonishing science behind their superpowers. We’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!


May 19Summer of Space Exhibitions
It really is the Summer of Space with out-of-this-world films, programs and two new exhibitions: Astronaut and Women in Space. See a piece of the moon in our Space Hall, spend an evening gazing at the stars or send your little astronaut to our space-themed summer camps. 

September 21-24Association of Science – Technology Centers (ASTC) 2019 Annual Conference 
Nearly 2,000 decision makers and global leaders in the field visit for the world’s leading conference for science centres.

September 2650th Birthday RBC Innovators’ Ball
Taking place on the Centre’s birthday this year, our signature event will highlight the importance of curiosity and innovation while supporting exceptional science learning experiences and access for all.

September 28The Mind Exhibition
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and learn more about your mind — from decision-making to emotions to memory — through intriguing, thought-provoking “bodies-on” and “minds-on” experiences. Explore biases, shape shift your way through a puzzling experience, test your reliability as an eyewitness and build a memory keepsake.

September 28-29Birthday Weekend Celebration
Since September 26, 1969, we have welcomed more than 53 million visitors through our doors — this calls for a party! Join us for a special birthday party weekend full of events, festivities and fun as we look to our next 50 years.

 Exciting Programming — All Year Long
A full calendar of events will take place every month throughout 2019 — from Sleepovers and Maker Workshops to Star Parties, Nuit Blanche and our Great Conversations Speakers Series. There is always something happening for everyone at the Science Centre! 

50 Years of the Ontario Science Centre
  • Guide Maps

    Download a copy of our What's On Flyer & Guide Map for visitors. Printed copies of this map are also available in English and French when you arrive at the Science Centre.