Science Day Camps

Children look up in wonder at the Ontario Science Centre.

Encourage fun, high-quality learning and play during a day filled with exciting and interactive science activities

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Whether it’s a PA day or the winter break, campers are thrilled to spend a day at the Science Centre. At science day camp, children ages 5-12, will explore exhibit halls, make new friends and take part in hands-on science activities.

Our enthusiastic camp counsellors provide trusted supervision and deliver activities with hands-on content aligned to the day’s theme in private, camp-friendly spaces within the Science Centre.

Upcoming Camps

There are no day camps scheduled at this time. Science day camps are offered at different times throughout the year. Check back for more information.

Types of Day Camps

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of full-day camps for different age groups, and we’re always exploring new themes and ideas. Camp themes will be announced when new camp dates are released. Check back to learn more about what’s new.

Camp Logistics

When—Day camps are available during the winter holiday, some PA Days and weekends. Check this page for updates about upcoming camp dates. Daily camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended care service is available.

Where—Camp is held at the Science Centre. Each group of campers is provided with a private area (for example, a science lab, classroom or workshop room) that serves as their camp room.

What—Campers spend their day exploring exhibit halls and participating in hands-on science activities in small groups with other children in the same age range.

Meals—Campers may bring their lunch, or parents can opt-in to the lunch service at an additional cost. While we instruct all campers not to bring food containing nut products, as a public facility, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.

Supervision—Our camp programs are delivered by enthusiastic, caring counsellors with a broad range of expertise and experience working with children in an educational and/or recreational environment. All Science Centre camp counsellors undergo a Vulnerable Sector Screening check and have first-aid training with Level-C CPR certification.

Discounts—Members get a discount on birthdays, sleepovers and camps. To qualify for the member discount, the person booking must be the legal guardian of the child and a named cardholder on a current membership at the Planetary level or higher that includes children. Learn how to become a member.

More Information

More information regarding camp themes, pricing, meal planning, extended care and how we can support medical and special needs is available in our day camp information package (updated as each new camp is released).

We’re happy to answer any of your camp-related questions. Contact us at Recreational Programs | 416-696-3256 or toll-free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for the Recreational Programs Office).