Book Your Virtual School Visit

A class of students watches a Science Centre educator demonstrate with a large balloon.

Plan an online session filled with curriculum-connected science fun

Our virtual school visits take learning to a whole new level. Virtual visits allow your class to interact and engage with a Science Educator live through a video conferencing program.

We’ve outlined the steps to booking and preparing for your virtual visit below. Virtual visits are free! If you’re ready to book your school visit, get started with the online application form.

Step 1: Review Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

We are proud to offer free virtual visits for Canadian School Groups. You must meet two criteria to qualify:

Represent a full-time Canadian elementary or secondary educational institution that is registered with a provincial Ministry of Education or represent a child care centre licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Book your virtual visit for a weekday during the school year, excluding school holidays (December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021; March 15-19, 2021; June 28 to September 10, 2021).

Step 2: Select Your Date

We recommend that you book programs well in advance of your requested date of visit. Please book your virtual visit at least three weeks in advance to ensure we can accommodate your request.

Step 3: Review Our School Programs

Choose a school program that’s suited for your grade and subject area. For a complete list of virtual program options, visit the School Programs page.

Reminder that all virtual visits are free.

Step 4: Fill Out the Online Booking Form

When you’re ready to book, you may either fill out the online booking form or download our printable Canadian School Booking Form.

Many of our school programs are available in French. See our School Programs page for more information.

Step 5: Confirm Your Visit

Your visit is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email. If you have not received this email within one week of sending in your booking or modification request, please contact us using the information provided below.

CANCELLATIONS + MODIFICATIONS

Please notify us of any cancellations, changes, increases or decreases in numbers by 4 p.m. on Wednesday one week before your visit date.

Step 6: Prepare for Your Virtual Visit

BEFORE YOU LOG IN TO YOUR VIRTUAL VISIT

  • Review all details provided in your confirmation email about how to prepare for your virtual visit.
  • Make sure you have a working Internet connection.
  • Test any programs needed to participate in the virtual visit before you attend.
  • Review the code of conduct (below) with your students.

CODE OF CONDUCT

The Provincial Code of Conduct applies to schools attending virtual visits with the Ontario Science Centre. Please ensure that your students and supervisors are aware that the following conduct is not acceptable:

  • Unprofessional or disruptive behaviour
  • Loud, profane or inappropriate language
  • Sexual harassment
  • Racial and ethnic discrimination
  • Disrespectful or physically aggressive behaviour

Questions?

Contact Us | 416-696-3140 or toll-free at 1-888-696-1110

Please note: Due to the volume of calls and the amount of information required, we are unable to process booking requests over the phone.

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