Member Tips

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Get the most out of your membership

Check out our beginner tips

  • For the best all-around tips to maximize your visit, check our handy list of tips we prepared for first-time and returning visitors.

Speed up your check-in

  • Skip the Membership Desk. Take your membership card and photo ID right to the entrance.
  • For film tickets, guest tickets and other membership transactions, go to the Box Office or Membership Desk.

Pace yourself

  • Don’t try to do it all in one day. There are seven exhibit halls (not counting special exhibitions), and you can come back with your membership as often as you want, so take your time.

Use your food discount

  • Save 10% on food at the Science Centre! Show your membership card to save. The Valley Restaurant (Level 6) serves made-to-order burgers, pasta, daily specials and more. The Lobby Café (Level 2, by the Membership Desk) serves coffee, muffins, pizza, sandwiches and salads.

Enjoy lesser-known perks

  • Your email address unlocks all kinds of member benefits—from event invitations to special discounts to behind-the-scenes info—so be sure to keep us up-to-date.
  • You can book film tickets online and print them at home. Bring the ticket, your membership card and photo ID to the theatre, and you’re good to go.
  • Be sure to visit other science centres when you travel and enjoy your reciprocal benefits at more than 300 museums around the world.

Get member support

  • Renew early to take advantage of your special renewal offer. Renewing before your membership expires will get you the best deal.
  • Misplaced your card? Check-in at the entrance by showing photo ID. 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.
  • Want to talk to us? We want to hear from you! Email us—we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Embrace peak periods

  • Visiting on a busy day? Take transit! Parking is limited, so save yourself a wait (and feel good about being green, too).
  • The three busiest (and most exciting) times of the year at the Science Centre are:
    • Family Day
    • March Break
    • Winter Break

Peak periods come with extended hours and extra programming. We’ll send you tips for making the most of these peak periods in your members’ eNews.

Showcase your Science Centre spirit

  • Like buttons? Get yours at our member events and see how complete your collection is.

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