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.

Summer with the Science Centre: The Air Up There
 

The Air Up There

Air is all around us, but we can’t see it. So, how do we know it’s there? This week, you’ll discover the air around you through aerodynamics, astronomy and art. From making parachutes to sketching the Moon to learning about missions to Mars, this week is airtight in terms of hands-on learning and fun. Be sure to keep track of your observations in your science notebook!


Perseverance on Mars | Facebook Live

Perseverance on Mars

 

Posted by Ontario Science Centre on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Why are we so fascinated with Mars? Planetary scientists Sara Mazrouei and Tanya Harrison discuss the Perseverance rover and other upcoming missions to the Red Planet.



Workshop

Sketch the Moon | Online Workshop — FULL

On Saturday, July 18 at 11 a.m., join artist Bettina Forget for a one-hour workshop on Zoom and learn tips and techniques for sketching the Moon and its craters. Bring your science notebook (or paper), a pencil and an eraser for this hands-on workshop. Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED



DIY Science

Parachute Shapes

Look out below! The parachute is a simple technology with one purpose: to slow down fast-moving people or objects. Explore gravity and air resistance—or drag—by making and testing different shaped parachutes.

Download the instructions



Family Game

Lunar Word Search

There are more than 200 moons in our solar system, and they come in different shapes, sizes and types. Learn about select moons in our solar system as you look for their names in this lunar word search. 

Download the puzzle



Citizen Science

iNaturalist

Look up and observe birds, bees, butterflies or bats! iNaturalist has a number of different projects to which you can contribute as a citizen. Track the biodiversity around you, and share your observations with researchers and other citizen scientists from around the world. Simply download the app.

Learn More