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Teacher and Family Days, IMAX® film screenings and other teacher events are planned regularly. Please sign up for our Teacher e-news to receive invitations to your inbox. 


Teacher and Family Day: February 8 & 9, 2020

Join us on Saturday, February 8 or Sunday, February 9 for free admission for teachers (and up to 3 guests) to the Ontario Science Centre. PLUS! You and your guests can see IMAX® films at the special price of $6/ticket.* 

Enjoy our new exhibition MindWorksand experience your own unique psychology through hands-on and fun exhibits. And if you're visiting on February 9, celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science with a special line-up of speakers and activities. More details and demos can be found on our Calendar.

Family interacting with an exhibit in MindWorks

Date: 
Saturday February 8 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
or—
Sunday February 9  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Admission:
Free for teachers and up to 3 guests

Parking: $10/vehicle  (Limited availability—we encourage you to take public transit)

IMAX films: $6/ticket

Please book your tickets by 4 p.m. on
Friday, February 7, 2020.

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*IMAX tickets must be purchased in person on the day of your visit or by phone at 416-696-1000. Please present your OCT card (or equivalent) at the Box Office to validate your IMAX discount on February 8 or 9, 2020. Special IMAX film pricing is not available online.
• Bookings are limited to one per teacher (with a maximum of 4 tickets); additional bookings cannot be honoured.
• Online bookings close end of day, Friday February 7, 2020.
• Valid Ontario College of Teachers card, union membership card, school staff ID or equivalent educator ID required for entry in conjunction with pre-booked tickets.
• Teachers must check-in with their guests.


Teacher Orientations: Discover the Science Centre

Join us for a dynamic medley of the Science Centre's fun and interactive curriculum-connected science and technology programs.

Our "Discover the Science Centre" orientations are offered free of charge to pre-booked groups of 100-400 teachers or teacher candidates, and highlight our programs for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Energetic and experienced Educators will illustrate how the Science Centre's innovative programs not only complement your classroom teaching, but also apply amazing resources and technology that will elicit wonder and excitement in your students.


Teacher Orientations: Challenger Learning Centre - Space Mission

Teachers booking a Space Mission receive a free mission resource package and the opportunity to attend a free 3-hour Teacher Orientation in the Challenger Learning Centre at the Ontario Science Centre. The orientation is designed to help teachers prepare their students to get the maximum value educationally and experientially from their Space Mission and is highly recommended. It will introduce teachers to pre-visit classroom activities from the resource package and will allow teachers to sample a Space Mission before their class visit. To attend an orientation, call the School Bookings office at 416-696-3140 to add it to your booking. Click the links below for orientation dates. 

Space Missions and Teacher Orientation Dates
Space Mission: Return to the Moon (grades 5-8)
Space Mission: Return to the Moon (grades 9-12)


 


 
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    Please note: The lobby elevator is currently under repair. If you require stroller or wheelchair access to the OMNIMAX Theatre, please allow extra time to access an alternative elevator. We apologize for any inconvenience.