Visitor Tips

Please Note:

Due to required maintenance, there are a few more things you need to know before your visit. More information is available here.

Hours of operation:

Wednesday - Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monday - Tuesday - Closed


Winter Break Hours: December 24 to January 8
(Closed December 25)

Sunday - Saturday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Make the most out of your visit with these helpful tips

  • Tickets: Buy or reserve general admission and IMAX film tickets in advance online. Want to use CityPASS or a voucher? Visit the Membership desk upon arrival to redeem your tickets. Learn more about saving 38% on top Toronto attractions with CityPASS.  
  • Parking: Available for $12. During busy periods such as weekends and holidays, parking is very limited. Avoid crowds by coming in the afternoon when we are less busy, or consider taking public transit. It’s also the more eco-friendly option! 
  • Health and Safety: We follow the Government of Ontario’s public health measures and advice. As of March 21, 2022, masks are no longer required to be worn by visitors, although they are strongly encouraged. Please respect each other’s masking choices during your visit and stay home if you feel sick. We will gladly exchange your tickets if you need to reschedule your visit. 
  • Plan Ahead: Check the online Schedule + Planner before your visit to see live demo and IMAX film times. Take a peek at our map in advance to figure out areas you’d like to visit. Pro tip: Consider starting at the very bottom of our building on Level 6 and work your way up. 
  • What to Bring: A loonie for the lockers on Level 2, where you can store packed lunches and other personal belongings. Don’t forget a reusable water bottle—water refilling stations are located on Level 6. Staying hydrated is important! 
  • Plan Your Meals: Don’t want to pack a lunch? The Valley Restaurant on Level 6 is open from 10 a.m. until half an hour before closing. KidSpark Café is open on weekends and holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Lobby Café on Level 2 is open on weekends and holidays during the Science Centre's operating hours. Tim Hortons coffee and treats, along with cold beverages, are available on Levels 2 and 6. Vending machines are also available on Levels 2, 4 and 6 for quick snacks and drinks.
  • What to Wear: Comfy clothes and shoes so that you can walk around and enjoy the hundreds of interactive exhibits and activities on-site all day long. 
  • Hosts: Keep an eye out for Hosts in white lab coats throughout the building. They are happy to lend a hand and help make your Science Centre experience an awesome one!

Code of Conduct

The Ontario Science Centre’s goal is to create a safe, respectful and welcoming space for guests, employees and partners. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment—on-site or online. We will deny entry or revoke access to any individual who violates this code of conduct. Help keep the Science Centre a safe space. If you need help, contact one of our employees.