Due to required maintenance, please use the rear entrance to visit exhibit halls. Shuttle service is available.
Please note: Valley Restaurant is closed this weekend.
The Birthday Party package includes 2 slices of pizza and an individual juice beverage (Tetra Pak) per child, plus coffee and tea for adults. Additional pizza for adult guests can be purchased in advance for an extra charge of $20.25 per large pizza.
Your pizza order will be confirmed on the day of the party at 10:30 a.m.
Although we recognize that some guests may have food restrictions, we cannot guarantee that food items will be free of specific allergens. However, we can provide refrigeration for special food brought from home for guests with allergies.
You’re welcome to bring birthday cake, candles and loot bags to personalize your party.
You can bring snacks and cold "finger" foods with you to your party. A standard-sized fridge and freezer are available to store regular or ice cream cakes. Upon arrival, a party staff member will store your cake for you until serving time.
Please do not bring sparklers or trick candles, as these may cause the fire alarm to activate.
The party room is bright and cheerful, and your package includes themed table décor items as well as colour-coordinated partyware (plates and napkins). Tied or weighted balloon trees may be brought to your party (they must be inflated in advance). For safety reasons, piñatas are not permitted at the Ontario Science Centre. We are not able to provide early access to the party rooms for decoration or other personalized set-up.
Discounted parking of $6 (50% off) is available for all Birthday Party guests. Be sure to provide the parking attendant with the name of the birthday child to receive the discounted rate. Vehicles may pull into the drop-off loop to drop off party guests before parking.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your scheduled party time. Please use the front entrance and have your group follow the “Happy Birthday” signs to the Birthday Party Welcome Centre In the lobby. Your Party Staff will be awaiting your arrival. Please note: All parties start and end on time.
Guests arriving late must check-in at the Membership Desk inside the front entrance and provide the birthday child's name to the Desk Attendant. A Party Staff member will be called to escort them to your party.
Please note: You will be charged the full amount for all guests regardless of when they arrive. There is no discount for late arrivals.
Admission to the Science Centre is free for all the guests of your Birthday Party. Upon arrival, Party Staff will give each of your guests a wristband that grants them free access to all exhibit halls.
See our Schedule + Planner for more details about live demonstrations, special exhibitions, IMAX® films and more to make the most of your special day. Your wristband will also give you 20% off OMNIMAX® Theatre tickets. Remember to plan your film for after your party!
You can take our free and accessible shuttle service to travel between the front entrance and the rear entrance.
All personal belongings must be removed from the party room at the end of your Birthday Party. There are a limited number of lockers available at the front entrance and at the rear entrance on Level 6 where you can store your belongings. Lockers cost $1 for one-time use. We do not recommend storing valuables.
Birthday Party packages are carefully created and cannot be altered or customized. Looking for a more personalized party event? Please contact our Facility Rentals department at 416-696-3146 to discuss room rental opportunities and catering options..
The Birthday Party activities are designed with specific age groups in mind. As such, we strongly recommend choosing a theme based on the age of the birthday child and most of their guests. Party guests who fall outside the 5–8 year age range will still have a great time!
No additional coupons, passes, membership cards/benefits, discounts or vouchers can be applied in place of payment for Birthday Party fees, add-ons or extra children or adults attending the party.
A minimum of one adult is required per party, but up to 13 adults are welcome to attend. Please consider the group size and age of the children when determining how many adults should attend to safely manage your group.
Yes. All Birthday Party packages allow additional adult and child guests. Up to nine additional children and three additional adults may be added to the Birthday Party package at a cost of $25/person.
Any extra adults over the party maximum are welcome to purchase a general admission ticket and explore the Science Centre until the Birthday Party is over.
Please call 416-696-3256 to add children and/or adults to your booking. Please confirm your final numbers for attendance and food orders by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to your Birthday Party.
Party resources and activities are prepared based on the confirmed number of expected party guests, so it’s important that you provide an accurate count. However, in the unexpected event that extra children show up, we will do our best to accommodate them provided the group size does not exceed the maximum of 20 children. The credit card used to book your party will be charged the applicable amount for each additional guest.
Exploration of our exhibit halls is self-guided. There are Hosts on the floor who are happy to help and answer questions, but we do not offer guided tours. When visiting the Science Centre, please ensure you are able to adequately supervise the children in your group.
If your child is sick on the day of the party, please contact us. We will work with you to reschedule the party at no additional cost. If there are no alternate party times available, we will grant a refund if you provide a written request and a doctor's note within one week of the missed party. Cancellations received 14 days or more prior to the Birthday Party date are fully refundable, less a $70 administration fee. For last-minute cancellations, please inform Party Staff at 416-696-3256.
We do not provide loot bags. You are welcome to bring your own.
Leave the party preparations and clean-up to us! Relax and enjoy the party with your child and guests.
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, North York, M3C 1T3