Toronto is starting to reopen its doors, and we can’t wait to welcome you back. But it’s going to take us a little longer due to our interactive, high-touch exhibits. We’re working on a comprehensive plan to make sure it’s safe when we open our doors again–so thank you for your patience. As soon as we have more details, we’ll share.

Summer with the Science Centre: Chill Out

Chill Out

As the mercury rises, stay cool with science! Mix up a batch of fresh lemonade and make ice cream in a bag. Head to the shore to help scientists understand the health of local waters, then get creative as you upcycle a plastic bottle. Wind down the week with a family-friendly phobia trivia game. Whew, let’s go!

DIY Science

Make Fizzy Lemonade

Experience a classic summer refresher with a science twist! Gather your lemons, sugar and baking soda for this experiment with acids and bases and finish with a perfect sweet-tart-fizzy drink.

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5-minute Ice Cream 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Cool off with delicious, creamy, homemade vanilla ice-cream that uses five ingredientsand science, of course!

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Family Game

Face Your Fears Trivia

What’s the difference between a fear and a phobia? Find out as you test your knowledge of phobias with this easy-to-play trivia game. Give it a try—there’s nothing to be afraid of here!

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Photo Challenge

Repurpose a Plastic Bottle 

It’s time for a #PlasticFreeJuly challenge! Have a single-use water bottle destined for the blue bin? Upcycle it instead! From planters to a kitchen scoop to a piggy bank, there are many creative ways to breathe new life into an old bottle. Show us what you create by tagging us on social!

Facebook and Instagram: @ontariosciencecentre
Twitter: @ontsciencectr

Citizen Science


Protecting your local waters is as easy as taking a picture with the Gassy photo submission app! Snap what you see in your local waterwaysfrom people to animals to trashto help scientists understand the health of our lakes, rivers and ponds, and how they’re being used by the community.

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