In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certificate policy, all visitors aged 12 and older are required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (paper or digital copy) along with valid ID to visit the Ontario Science Centre. All visitors, including Members, need to book a timed ticket in advance. We thank you for your cooperation.
On September 26, 1969, a radio signal from over 1.5 billion light-years away struck a circuit that raised the curtain at the Ontario Science Centre’s official opening.
As a gift to the people of Ontario to mark Canada’s Centennial, the provincial government commissioned architect Raymond Moriyama in 1964 to design the Ontario Science Centre—one of the first interactive science museums in the world. The Science Centre has since welcomed more than 54 million visitors.
We’re one of Ontario’s most significant cultural attractions—more than a destination, the Science Centre is a space where visitors of all ages can learn-through-play and discover ways to think like a scientist every day.
We continue to lead the way internationally, guided by a mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery. Our team of scientists and exhibition creators conceives, designs and builds world-class exhibitions and rents and sells them across the globe.
Guided by the belief that science, technology and innovation will help us shape a better future for society and our planet, we support our community, encourage dialogue and work to create a more curious, creative and resilient world.
The Ontario Science Centre’s mission is to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery. Here is a short overview of some unique programs and experiences we offer:
As a not-for-profit agency of the Government of Ontario, the Science Centre relies on provincial support as well as generous individuals, corporations and foundations that share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support. Learn more about supporting the Ontario Science Centre.
If you have other questions about the Ontario Science Centre—recent events, photos or our vision for the future—visit the Media Room for more information.