Important Announcement

On June 21, 2024, the Ministry of Infrastructure announced the closure of the Ontario Science Centre to visitors, due to the building’s deteriorating infrastructure, including the potential for roof failure due to snow load as early as this winter.

We understand this building holds many memories.

For 55 years, the Ontario Science Centre has been a beloved landmark in our province. Our building itself has been a cherished space for generations of visitors, sparking wonder and curiosity about science and the world around us, every day. It's been the site of first jobs, first field trips, and countless "aha" moments. The memories made within these walls are truly special.

While we are no longer able to welcome visitors at our current location, we will continue to deliver innovative science experiences virtually, through pop-up experiences and in an interim facility, as we plan for our new permanent home at Ontario Place. We will share more details shortly.

We understand this closure will cause inconvenience and disruption. We ask for your patience as our teams process this news and focus on supporting the immediate needs of our camp families, schools, and members. In the meantime, updates will be provided on our website, or sign up for our public eNews.

Thank you to our visitors, members, donors and partners. We are incredibly grateful for the time you’ve spent here, the support you have shown us and for the community that has formed within these walls. We look forward to building an exciting next chapter together with you.

With heartfelt appreciation,
The Ontario Science Centre Team

Additional information

We are offering full refunds to all our members. Please be patient with us as we work to process refunds.

We will be processing full refunds to families. Our teams are working to provide an alternate camp for free to registered families in a nearby location. We will be contacting all families shortly. Please be patient as we work to process refunds.

School and tour groups
These visits are cancelled. Our staff will reach out to organize refunds.

Upcoming visits
We are offering full refunds to all ticketholders. Please be patient with us as we work to process refunds.

Private events
Private events scheduled for this weekend will go ahead. We are offering full refunds for all other rentals.