Member FAQ

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Why should I become a member?
Membership is the best way to visit for free, as often as you’d like! With hundreds of exhibits and activities to enjoy, if you only spent two minutes at each, you would need more than three days to see it all. With our many temporary exhibitions, IMAX® films, special events, daily live science demonstrations and our popular, ever-changing programs, you can easily spend many more days here and always discover something new. Not bad when you consider a membership usually pays for itself in just two visits—learn more

What are the benefits?
Select this link for more details on benefits.

How many children does the membership admit?
Lunar Memberships admit up to two children per visit, and Planetary and Stellar Memberships admit up to four children per visit. Children are between the ages of three and 17. They do not have to be your children—they can be children who are friends or relatives.

Are all exhibitions included with my membership?
Membership includes access to the Centre’s permanent exhibitions year-round. Many visiting exhibitions and special presentations are also included. Occasionally, we will host a major exhibition that includes an extra fee, but members always get a discount.

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How do I purchase a membership?
Memberships can be purchased online or over the phone at 416-696-1000. 

I’ve just visited, and I loved it! Can I apply my ticket purchases towards a membership?
Yes! Select this link for more details on how to apply tickets towards a membership.

How long does it take to receive my new membership cards?
When you purchase online, you will receive a temporary card by email right away. Your permanent cards will arrive by mail a few weeks later.

What do you do with personal member information?
The Membership Office collects and retains personal contact information to fulfil membership benefits, notify members of events or promotional offers and send marketing messages about membership and Science Centre products. To learn more, visit our Privacy Policy. 

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Which science centres can I visit for free with my Ontario Science Centre membership?
Select this link to see the reciprocal program details, including the complete list of over 300 participating organizations.

How do I purchase film tickets?
We recommend that Members book their IMAX film tickets in advance, either online or by calling 416-696-1000. Film tickets can also be purchased in person, subject to availability.

How can I replace a lost membership card?
You can always visit by showing photo ID at the entrance. If you wish to use your benefits for discounts on on-site purchases, you can get a temporary card at the Membership Desk. Replacement cards can be purchased for $5.

If I buy a membership, can I upgrade to a higher level at a later date?
Memberships can be upgraded at any point, but the fee is not prorated. Whether you upgrade in the first month of your membership or halfway through, the fee remains the same. Upgradingyour membership can be done by phone at 416-696-3142 or in person during a Science Centre visit.

Can I add a third cardholder to my membership at a later date?
Third cardholders can be added to any membership that covers two or more people. The fee is $60 per year and is not prorated. Whether you add the third cardholder in the first month of your membership or halfway through, the fee remains the same. Adding a third cardholder to your membership must be done in person or over the phone at 416-696-3142.

Can my children use our membership on a school trip?
Membership admission benefits do not apply when children and parents attend the Science Centre as part of a school visit. Checking in separately as a member during a school visit removes the member from the school visit and all associated programs.

Do members get a discount on tickets for guests?
Some levels of membership include discounts on tickets purchased for guests. This benefit is part of the Planetary, Stellar, Galactic and Cosmic levels.

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