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.

What is Research Live?Research Live


Calling all Ontario Science Centre Visitors!

Research Live! is your chance to participate in studies led by local researchers and help them make advancements in science and technology. Through one-on-one interactions with scientists, you’ll have the chance to explore topics ranging from genetics to cognitive development. 

Your data makes a difference!

“My daughter thoroughly enjoyed herself today spitting for science! Now she wants to be a scientist thanks to her interaction with your positive and attentive staff. I’m glad that my daughter was able to witness scientific research on a first hand level. Amazing!”
– Ontario Science Centre visitor


Do you have an engaging study and need volunteers? Want to help advance the public’s understanding of research? With nearly a million visitors a year, the Ontario Science Centre aims to connect scientists with large, diverse audiences through its Research Live! program. We’ll work with you to create an informative and engaging experience for participants.

Applications are now closed for 2020. Please email us to be notified of future opportunities. 

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