Junior Scientists: Summer Series

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Jumpstart your day with discovery and adventure—right at home.

Choose one, two or all three of our four-day workshop series. Explore the solar system like an astronaut in Space Exploration, grow your own plants in Summer Science, test your engineering skills in Simple Machines … and so much more. Whatever you do this summer and wherever you go, you can start your morning with science!

Based on our popular Junior Scientists program, these engaging summer workshops include four 90-minute sessions broadcast live from the Ontario Science Centre. Each workshop will examine different themes through live demonstrations, at-home experiments and cool crafts using simple household materials.

Separate programs are available for children ages 5 to 7 and 8 and 10. With only one registration required per family, pick the week(s) that works for your family. After all, there’s no age limit on science!

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Junior Scientists: Space Exploration

Start your summer with an intergalactic adventure! Junior Scientists: Space Exploration is back by popular demand. If you haven’t participated in this exciting program yet, now is your chance. Take a tour of the stars and planets, investigate comets and asteroids, and build your own rocket or rover. Get ready to have a total blast!

Program runs Monday to Thursday with limited spots available for each week. Select your preferred age range.

Week 1: Ages 5-7
July 5 to July 8
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Week 2: Ages 8-10
July 12 to July 15
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Price: $105 including HST, $95 for members. (Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic levels only)

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Junior Scientists: Summer Science

Bikes, boats, balls and more! Discover the science behind some of your favourite summer sports and activities. Get curious about your backyard or community garden. Find out how to stay cool—and safe—in the sun. Be inspired to go out and explore the science all around you with tips, tricks and hands-on activities!

Program runs Monday to Thursday (Tuesday to Friday the August Civic Holiday week) with limited spots available for each week. Select your preferred age range.

Week 3: Ages 5-7
July 26 to July 29
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Week 4: Ages 8-10
August 3 to August 6
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
*This week is running Tuesday to Friday due to Civic Holiday

Price: $105 including HST, $95 for members. (Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic levels only)

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Junior Scientists: Simple Machines

From wheels and axles to wedges and screws, learn about the simple machines we use in everyday life. When and why was the wheel invented? What do we use wedges for today? How do you make a perfect pulley system? Find out at this fun workshop where you can test different materials and try out your building skills. Get ready to think like an engineer this summer!

Program runs Monday to Thursday with limited spots available for each week. Select your preferred age range.

Week 5: Ages 5-7
August 16 to August 19
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Week 6: Ages 8-10
August 23 to August 26
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Price: $105 including HST, $95 for members. (Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic levels only)

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As with all virtual Science Centre programming, adult supervision is required for Junior Scientists sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions and engage with Science Centre staff using the chat function of Zoom, though cameras will be off for privacy reasons.

Event capacity is limited, and registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure each session begins on time, please log on 5 to 10 minutes before the start time.