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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Special Exhibitions, Programs and More 

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Special Exhibition: September 23, 2019 to Spring 2020

Explore how you think at our new MindWorks exhibition. Take an unforgettable journey through your own mind and question how you think, feel, and react to the world around you. Explore topics such as consciousness, decision-making, emotions, creativity, personality and much more. This exhibition will spark moments of mindfulness, challenging you and your students to question yourselves and discover answers through hands-on experiences.

MindWorks is a new exhibition developed and produced in-house at the Ontario Science Centre.

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Life of the Earth Installation

Life of the Earth | Death of the Sun

Special Installation: Extended until April, 2020

Immerse yourself in this massive multimedia work by Canadian contemporary artist Director X, renowned director/producer of popular music videos and feature films. Displayed on a giant sphere, Life of the Earth is a reflection on humanity, environmental destruction and the planet's sixth and current mass extinction of plant and animal life. Death of the Sun, which premiered at Nuit Blanche 2016, is a meditation on human mortality and our place in the universe, portraying the death of the star that sustains us. 

As part of his 2019 installation, Director X precedes Life of the Earth with Death of the Sun to further contextualize the piece and encourage discussion about the human condition.

Life of the Earth is part of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019. It is a collaboration between the Ontario Science Centre and the City of Toronto.

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Mental Health: The Science of Anxiety
(Grades 6-8 and 9-12)

Award-winning Special Program:
February 3-7 & May 4-8, 2020 (Grades 6-8)
May 4-8, 2020 (Grades 9-12)
My heart is racing, my mouth is dry and my stomach is in knots! Don’t worry, everyone feels anxious sometimes. Explore what’s really going on in our brains when we experience anxiety, how it affects our bodies and why stress can sometimes be a good thing. This interactive science presentation explains how our brains and bodies react to stress, while introducing students to evidence-based coping strategies. Mental health applies to everyone — we can all take steps to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face each day!

  • Format: Special Interactive Science Presentation CLICKERS
  • Capacity: 15 to 350 students at a time
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Grade level: 6-8 and 11-12
  • Dates and Times:
    Grades 6-8: February 3, 4,5, 6 & 7 and May 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2020 from 11-11:45 a.m.
    Grades 9-12: May 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2020 from 12-12:45 p.m.
  • Price: $12 per student

This program supports Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

Book Mental Health: The Science of Anxiety now!

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