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.

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Teacher Resources and Field Trip Materials

A number of opportunities are available for you to prepare your Science Centre field trip.
We have collected here background material that you may find useful to plan or as a follow up to your visit.

Video Series for Teachers 

With the support of the Ministry of Education, the Ontario Science Centre has produced two series of instructional videos for teachers available on our YouTube Teacher Playlists:  English  |  French   

NEW! Play-Based Learning Video Series

Get your students learning in a play-based classroom featuring indoor and outdoor activities centred on the Earth and Space curriculum strand:  English  |  French

The Lesson Plans featured in the series:
   Grade 1: Play Activity Ideas 
   Grade 2: Play Activity Ideas  
   Grade 3: Play Activity Ideas
   Plants: Play Activity Ideas 
   References: Play

   1re année: Activités suggérées
   2e année: Activités suggérées 
   3e année: Activités suggérées
   Les plantes: Activités suggérées

Photo of a teacher looking on while two young students experiment. Select link to play the video.
Inquiry-Based Learning Video Series

Incorporate inquiry-based learning into you classroom and get your students investigating like scientists and building like engineers:
English  |  French

The Lesson Plans featured in the series:
English  |  French


Teacher Exhibit Hall Preview Policy

There are three ways Ontario Teachers can preview the Science Centre for FREE:

  1. To prepare for your upcoming field trip, you can visit the exhibit halls beforehand by presenting a copy of your Canadian School Visit Confirmation Letter and a valid OCT card or equivalent Teacher ID at any ticketing desk
  2. You are invited to free Teacher Events and Previews
  3. You are also invited to attend our exclusive Teacher events to preview select IMAX films and exhibitions. Receive your personal invitations by signing up for our Teacher e-News.

Visit your OCT website for information on admission discounts with MemberPerks®.


Curriculum Connections

Detailed Curriculum Connections for the programs offered at the Ontario Science Centre are available for Primary Level (JK-3) Programs, for Junior Level (4-8) Programs and Senior Level (9-12) Programs.


Grade Level Inquiries

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Inquiries for grades 5-10 are available by contacting our School Bookings Office:
Phone: 416-696-3140
Toll Free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for School Bookings Office)
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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