Summer of Space

Blast off with Summer of Space!

Join us for a Summer of Space with new space-themed exhibitions, IMAX® films and a planetarium show. Throughout the summer, enjoy special monthly programming on Canada’s contribution to space, the Moon and the future of space exploration.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition IMAX Film

Opens May 17

In this critically-acclaimed documentary, celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. This thrilling cinematic experience showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the Moon.

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Astronaut Exhibition

May 18–September 2

Climb into a centrifuge and learn about G-force, learn what it's like to conduct maintenance on a space station and learn the realities of showering, sleeping and using the toilet in space. Are you ready to learn about the challenges that an astronaut would face on a real mission to the cosmos? 

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Women in Space Exhibition

May 18–September 2

Get to know some of the leading women in aerospace. From deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit, women-led space exploration is leaping forward with science innovations and engineering technology. 

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Lead Sponsor: Hatch
Knowledge Partner: Western Science

Weekends in July, take the free Moon Shuttle to visit the Ontario Science Centre and the Aga Khan Museum.

Space Programs

Mission: Patch
Rotates daily until September 2

A symbol can be worth a thousand words! Discover, explore and decode the real mission patches of Canadian astronauts. Your mission—should you choose to accept it—is to make your own patch, designed to tell your unique story.

Inventorium 2.0
Level 2

Construct a Canadarm
Rotates daily until September 2

The Canadarm2 helped build the International Space Station. Inspired by Canada’s most famous space tool, use everyday materials to make a working model to reach, bend and grab.

Inventorium 2.0
Level 2

LANDER: From Avro to Apollo

Learn about Canadian engineer Owen Maynard’s vital contribution to the Apollo 11 mission in this 30-minute documentary. 

1 & 3 p.m. 
Studio 1
Level 2

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Apollo 11 Artifacts
Opens July 20

Canadian Owen Maynard was NASA's chief engineer of the lunar lander. He played a pivotal role in the historic Apollo 11 mission. See artifacts from Maynard’s time at NASA—from blueprints to models.

Level 4

LEGO® Activities

Help build a model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocket, construct a lunar habitat and be a space architect!

Rocket Science
Tuesdays in July 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Design a Lunar Habitat
August 12 to 17 1-4 p.m.

Space Settlement
Mondays and Thursdays in July and August 2-5 p.m.

Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6

Science HotSpot

Round and round they go! During this live presentation, learn about the latest in satellite technology—from navigation to telescopes.

Hot Zone
Level 6

Sci-Fi Sundays
Sundays 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a family-friendly space film under the stars each Sunday in August. 

August 4 - Guardians of the Galaxy 

August 11 - Zathura 

August 18 - Apollo 13

August 25 - Wall-E 

TELUSCAPE in front of the Science Centre

Space Start-Up Showcase
August 7 12:30–2 p.m.

What’s next for Earth and space exploration?
Find out directly from entrepreneurs, aerospace engineers and scientists working on new technologies to advance space research.

Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6

Rockets, Robots & Rovers
August 17-18

Rev up for space robotics! Through presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities,
experience how technology is advancing space exploration.

Rock Paper Science Hall
Level 6