Birthday Party Guest Arrival

Get ready to enjoy a birthday party at the Ontario Science Centre!

Arriving, Parking & Shuttling to Rear Entrance

Please arrive in the Science Centre parking lot (or at the front of the building, if walking or taking the TTC) at 9:30 a.m. This will give you enough time to travel to the rear entrance and arrive at the party on time. Please note that we are not able to accommodate an earlier arrival time. The party will begin on time even if some guests are running late.

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.

After parking or arriving on foot, please take our free and accessible shuttle service to the rear entrance. Note that party access is only available via the rear entrance. (Access to the OMNIMAX® Theatre is only available via the front entrance.)

Map of the Ontario Science Centre showing the front and rear entrances.

Arriving at the Rear Entrance

Once inside the rear entrance, do not enter the exhibit halls (left of entrance). Instead, follow the “Happy Birthday” signs to the designated area. A member of our Party Staff will be awaiting your arrival to bring you to the party room.

If your child has been invited to a party, you are required to park and bring your child on the shuttle to the rear entrance where the party group is gathering. Discounted parking of $6 (50% off) is available for all party guests.

Late Guests

Guests arriving late must check in at the Retail Kiosk inside the rear entrance and provide the birthday child's name to the Desk Attendant. A Party Staff member will be notified of your arrival and will arrive escort you to the party.

All parties end on time, even if delayed due to a late arrival.

Visiting Exhibits, Live Demos + More

Admission to the Science Centre is free for all Birthday Party guests who attend and receive a wristband. This wristband grants you 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. If you would like to see a film for after exploring the exhibit halls, you will need to take the shuttle back to the front entrance to access the OMNIMAX®Theatre.

Contact Info

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, North York, M3C 1T3

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Phone: 416-696-3256