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PA Day & Holiday Camps

Spend a day at the Science Centre filled with fun, interactive discovery. Make new friends, explore the exhibit halls and take part in hands-on science activities at our full-day camps.

PA Day Camps

New! Camps available on York Region PA Days: January 19 and February 2

January 19, 2018: Motion Notion
Get your wheels turning and create dizzying designs as we learn how energy, friction, torque and angular momentum define the science of spin.

Book by January 17, 4 p.m.

February 2 & 16, 2018: Skilled Build 
Create structures, learn design principles and develop the building blocks of science as you and your fellow engineers build a new world with the Imagination Playground system.

Book by January 30 & February 14, 4 p.m.

Holiday Camps

January 2, 2018: Pirates! (Best of March Break Camp)
ARRRR you aware that pirates were astronomers, engineers and innovators? Set sail into the great beyond as you learn just how much science it takes to navigate the high seas.

Book by December 28, 4 p.m.

January 3, 2018: Biology Fun

Find out about yeast’s sweet tooth and catch microbe mania as we explore the big hidden world of the tiny creatures that surround us.

Book by December 29, 4 p.m.

January 4, 2018: Chemistry Fun

Find out what rust, sour milk and fire all have in common as we study the science of fizzing, bubbling and colour-changing. Mix up some fun and watch chemistry in action!

Book by January 2, 4 p.m.

January 5, 2018: Physics Fun
From echolocated secrets to the physics of vibrations and waves, tune into the science of sound and energy.

Book by January 3, 4 p.m.

General Information

Age

Campers must be 5 to 12 years old while at Camp. 
Please note: All campers registered as 5 year olds may be required to provide proof of age (birth certificate).

Camp Hours

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with sign in from 8:45 to 9 a.m. and sign out from 4 to 4:15 p.m. For $15/day, we offer extended care from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m., with games, educational videos and quiet activities. 

Supervision

Counsellors have science backgrounds, experience working with children and Vulnerable Sector Screening Checks, along with training in First Aid and CPR.

Special Needs

The Science Centre is unable to provide one-on-one supervision, adapted programming, specific medical support or guarantee a nut-free environment. Fees are waived for support persons accompanying campers with disabilities.

Meal Plan

A hot lunch is available at a daily rate of $11.

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Prices

Price per day:
  • $75 for Non-Members
  • $70 for Members*
  • $15 for Extended Care

Price includes all applicable taxes. Additional coupons and/or passes do not apply. Fees waived for Support Persons accompanying campers with disabilities.

*To qualify for an Ontario Science Centre Member discount:

  • The person booking the camper must be his/her custodial parent or legal guardian and also hold a current Silver, Gold, Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic level Ontario Science Centre Membership that includes children.
  • The membership must be valid on the date we receive the registration.

Learn how to become a Member!

Booking

Book online or download the Day Camp Booking Form here.

Bookings will be accepted until 4 p.m., two business days prior to the Camp Date, subject to availability. Download Day Camp Information Package & Forms (including Lunch Meal Plan Form)

We accept AMEX, Visa or MasterCard. Full payment is required at time of booking.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellations received 7 days or more prior to the Camp date and all modifications are subject to a $15 administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 7 days prior to your Camp date.

No refunds will be given for days when a camper is absent. Missed days cannot be made up at later camps.

A refund due to medical reasons may be considered if a written request is received within a week of the missed camp and is accompanied by a doctor’s note.

Programs, prices and policies are subject to change without notice.

Please note: The Ontario Science Centre reserves the right to terminate the registration of any camper if, in the opinion of the Manager, it is in the best interest of the Camper and/or Camp. If the Ontario Science Centre terminates a camper’s registration, a refund will be considered.

Contact Us

We will be happy to answer your questions and provide information.
Please Note: Due to the amount of information required, Camp registrations are not taken by phone.

Email:
 

Fax:
416-696-3139

Phone:
416-696-3256

Toll Free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for Recreational Programs Office)
Office Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday


Mail:

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

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