Community Access

Making science and technology accessible to all members of the community

We believe that everyone should have access to science learning and the unique experiences we offer at the Science Centre. The Community Access programs are just a few of the ways we’re supporting members of our community.

For questions about individual programs, check the partner websites linked below, or reach out to our Contact Centre to inquire about booking your visit.

For Schools

Adopt-a-Class—Thanks to generous individuals, foundations and corporate supporters, classes from schools in Toronto’s most underserved neighbourhoods can visit us and participate in a curriculum-related program at no cost, with many classes also receiving transportation. The number of spaces available varies depending on the donations received each year. This offer is open to schools within the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Adopt-a-School—With the support of generous donors, many classes or even entire schools from the Toronto District School Board, can visit the Ontario Science Centre and participate in a curriculum-related program at no cost, transportation included.

To support school access programs, donate now.

For Families

Community Pass—We have partnered with Kids Up Front Toronto. This local charitable organization helps other charities obtain discounted tickets for children to attractions, sporting events and other cultural activities. Community Pass Program rates are available to agencies approved by Kids Up Front Toronto.

Museum + Arts Pass—Through the Toronto Public Library’s Museum + Arts Pass (MAP) program, “borrow” a pass for up to two adults and two children from 32 select Toronto Public Library branches. Restrictions apply.

For New Citizens

Canoo (formerly Cultural Access Pass)—Administered by the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, Canoo helps new Canadian citizens and their kids celebrate their first year as Canadians. This mobile app provides access to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks and historic sites across Canada. Restrictions apply.

For Groups with Support

Please note: support persons always receive complimentary admission to the Science Centre. For more information about our accessibility services, please visit our accessibility page.

Access 2 Card—We participate in the Access 2 Card, an access program designed for people of all ages who have a permanent disability and require the assistance of a support person. Our goal is to improve social inclusion and provide access to entertainment, cultural and recreation experiences without any added financial burden.

This program is a collaborative partnership between Easter Seals Canada and over 500 movie theatres, cultural attractions, entertainment venues and recreation facilities across Canada.

Organizations that serve clients with disabilities are eligible to make bookings for group visits with their clients at the following discounts:

  • 20% off general admission tickets
  • Admission is waived for a support person accompanying a person with a disability

Your visit must be booked in advance by the organization to qualify for the Access 2 Card discount. Please present the Access 2 Card to our Visitor Services staff when you arrive.

To book a visit or inquire about the program, please contact us using the contact information below.

Questions?

Contact Us | 416-696-1000 or toll-free at 1-888-696-1110