Permanent Exhibit Halls 

The Ontario Science Centre, one of Canada’s most famous cultural attractions, has been offering engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology for 50 years. Discover the wonders of the galaxy in our Space Hall, home to Toronto’s only public planetarium. Visit The AstraZeneca Human Edge exhibit hall to learn about the boundaries and thresholds of the human body. Check out a real-life Rainforest, a Science Arcade and a KidSpark discovery area designed just for kids eight and under!

KidSpark

Four young children play in the water table in KidSPark.

Science fun for our youngest visitors! Build your own roller coaster, rock out in a music studio and blow giant bubbles. KidSpark is a learn-through-play space for kids eight and under and their caregivers.

Level 4

Space

A child looks through a magnifying glass at an image of a star field in our Space Hall.

An out-of-this-world experience featuring our state-of-the-art planetarium, meteorites from Mars, cosmic rays, black holes and a space chair that's really a rocket.

Level 4

The Planetarium

Two people stand in front of a projection of Saturn in our Planetarium.

Sit back in Toronto's only public planetarium, as a presenter takes you on a fantastic voyage through the Universe to learn more about our cosmic neighbours with a variety of shows – including one just for kids under five and their caregivers.

Level 4

A Question of Truth

Children at pointing at pictures of faces on photoboards in A Question of Truth.

Explore how beliefs and biases can influence scientific research. Test controversial theories related to race, gender and culture. Compare Western and "alternative" sciences.

Level 5

The AstraZeneca Human Edge

Girl bathed in blue light experiences the diving bell exhibit in the AstraZeneca Human Edge

Explore the potential and limits of the human body. Plunge into the mind of a free diver, grapple with a climbing wall and see what it takes to summit Everest. Discover how your body deals with danger and find out what's humanly possible for you.

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Level 6
Human Edge Hall

Cohon Family Nature Escape

Child slides down wooden slide made out of single tree trunk in the Cohon Family Nature Escape.

Step outside of the Centre and into the heart of the Don River Valley ravine. Our scenic paths and outdoor exhibits and activities are open from late spring until fall. With a giant Baltimore oriole nest, a porous concrete wall that provides a canvas for live moss graffiti and a tree slide carved from the fallen trunk of a 125-year-old Eastern White Pine, it’s a unique backyard experience you won’t soon forget.

Open seasonally.

Level 6

The HotZone

Science Centre host makes a presentation while standing next to a model space shuttle.

A current science hub, the HotZone is the place to pose questions, debate answers, scan headlines, view events and get the real story via multiple screens and live stage presentations.

Level 6

The Living Earth

Children stand on a bridge surrounded by vegetation in our rain forest.

Stroll through a rain forest and try to spot the poison dart frogs. Touch a tornado, crawl through a cave, and check out a coral reef for an amazing natural science experience.

Level 6

Science Arcade

Child sitting at a driving simulation in our Science Arcade.

A visitor favourite since we opened in 1969! The Science Arcade is the place to test your reaction time, navigate a distorted room and more. From a shadow tunnel to a bike generator and a tricky light stick, you’ll soon discover this classic hall has more than meets the eye.

Level 6

Weston Family Innovation Centre

Two boys experiment with materials in the Weston Family Innovation Centre

Hone your innovation skills by prototyping a new kind of shoe, making magnetic fluids dance and testing your aviation abilities. Change your mind…and your world. From exciting new materials and media tools to citizen science projects and problem-solving challenges, the Weston Family Innovation Centre inspires you to take experimentation to a whole new level.

Level 6

Forest Lane

Subsection of a large tree trunk from a tree born in 1496 with the growth rings.

Discover Canadian forests in this passageway filled with nature, art and the science of forestry and trees. Forest Lane features a 464-year-old Douglas Fir – with a historical timeline marking world events during its life – and more.

Level 6