Day Camps

Summer Day Camp 2019 

Keep young minds happy and active this summer with exciting experiments, hands-on exhibits and interactive discovery at the Ontario Science Centre’s Day Camps!

Camp Themes

Registration and Availability

HALF-DAY CAMPS  (9 to 11:45 a.m. or 1:15 to 4 p.m.)

Little Scientists (4-5 year olds)

Make new friends and see how community workers in our neighbourhood put real science like chemistry, biology and engineering to work, every day!

  • July 8-12 
  • July 22-26 

Little Astronauts (4-5 year olds)

Blast off to the world beyond our atmosphere and discover the science that astronomers and astronauts use to study planets, stars and rockets.

  • July 15-19 
  • July 29-August 2  

FULL-DAY CAMPS  (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)


Space Explorers (5-12 year olds)

Embark on a week-long space race through the Universe and uncover the secrets of astrobiologists, aerospace engineers and astronauts. Work with your crew and innovative technologies to evade the hazards of space travel. Have an out-of-this-world time — all without your feet leaving the ground!

  • July 2-5* (4-day camp)
  • July 15-19
  • July 29-August 2
  • August 12-16
  • August 26-30 
*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday July 1.


Making Waves (5-12 year olds)

Get ready to make some waves and dive into the science of good vibrations! From the surf to sound to snacks popping in the microwave, waves are everywhere – discover their fundamental properties and how they move and transfer energy.

  • July 8-12 
  • July 22-26
  • August 6-9* (4-day camp)
  • August 19-23
*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday August 5.

Science Centre Innovators (13-14 year olds)

Join us for a week of hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes exploration. With the guidance of Science Centre experts, you'll perform experiments and even design an exhibit prototype to showcase your findings and put your new discoveries to the test! 

  • August 6-9,* (4-day camp) 
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23
  • August 26-30
*Camp will not take place on the holiday Monday August 5.

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General Information


Campers must be 4 to 14 years old while at Camp and may only be registered in age-specific themes. Campers cannot participate in the same theme twice. Campers will be divided into groups of 20 to 25 according to their age. Within their group, campers will be no more than one year apart in age.

Please note: As per “The Child Care and Early Years Act,” we cannot care for children under the age of 4. Campers registered as 4 or 5 year olds may be required to provide proof of age (birth certificate).

Camp Hours

Full-Day Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Half-Day Camps run from 9 to 11:45 a.m. or 1:15 to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Half-day campers may only be registered in one session per day.

Extended Care

Supervised extended care from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. and from 4:15 to 6 p.m. with games, self-directed play, educational videos and quiet activities is available for $75/week. The Extended Care service is offered as secure and reliable child care and does not include Camp themed programs or activities.

Camp T-shirt

Campers receive one complimentary T-shirt per week to wear daily at Camp.


Camper safety and supervision is of the utmost importance. Camp programs are delivered by responsible, enthusiastic and caring counsellors with a broad range of expertise and experience working with children in an educational and / or recreational environment and have Vulnerable Sector Screening Checks, training in First Aid and CPR-c certification.

Special Needs

The Science Centre is unable to provide one-on-one supervision, adapted programming, specific medical support or a nut-free environment. However, campers with special needs may have an adult support person accompany them free of charge. 

Meal Plan

Lunch may be ordered (downloadable order form) from Restaurant Associates at an additional rate of $12/day.

More Camps

March Break Day Camp


Ontario Science Centre Members* $320
Non-Members $345

Fee per week $75
(July 2-5 & August 6-9)
Ontario Science Centre Members* $255
Non-Members $280


Fee per week $ 60

Ontario Science Centre Members* $190
Non-Members $205

Price includes all applicable taxes. Additional coupons and/or passes do not apply. Fees waived for adult 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 Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic level Ontario Science Centre Membership that includes children.
  • The membership must be valid on the date the Ontario Science Centre receives the registration.

Learn how to become a Member!



Book online now or download the Summer Day Camp Booking Form here.

Please note: Campers cannot participate in the same theme twice.

Bookings will be accepted until Wednesday at 4 p.m. prior to the start of your selected Camp week, subject to availability. We accept AMEX, Visa or MasterCard. Full payment is required at time of booking. Only the custodial parent and/or legal guardian is permitted to submit a Camp booking.

Download Summer Day Camp Information Package & Forms 

Cancellation / refund policy

No refund for cancellations after Friday, June 7, 2019.
Cancellations prior to June 7 and all modifications, including extended hours are subject to a $70 administration fee.

No refunds will be given for days when a camper is absent, and missed days cannot be made up.

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

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

Please note that children attending camp are expected to abide by the Camper Code of Conduct (outlined on page 5 of the Summer Day Camp Information Package.) 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 pro-rated refund will be considered. 





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

We will be happy to answer any of your Camp-related questions.
Please Note: Due to the amount of information required, Camp bookings are not taken by phone.


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

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As per “The Child Care and Early Years Act,” campers must be at least 4 years of age. Proof of age (birth certificate) may be required for campers registered as 4 or 5 year olds.


Photo of 2 girls standing at a table with a camp counsellor in a blue spacesuit. One girl is pointing at a paper in the counsellor's hand.

Photo of one camp counsellor and 2 campers looking at an exhibit with colourful lights.

Photo of several campers sitting on the floor, working together in small groups. Each camper has a white tennis ball-sized ball that they are experimenting with.