In accordance with Ontario’s vaccine certificate policy, all visitors aged 12 and older must show proof of being fully vaccinated (paper or digital copy) along with valid ID to visit the Ontario Science Centre. All visitors, including Members, are required to book a timed ticket in advance. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please note: KidSpark is now open, but capacity is very limited. Weekday entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. On weekends and school holidays, we issue KidSpark entry tickets for 45-minute access to this space. Please visit Level 4 during your weekend visit for KidSpark tickets.More Info
We’re excited to welcome school groups back to the Science Centre. We missed you! Book your on-site field trip at a special school group rate, available for visits on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bring your students to explore our newest exhibitions, Bug Lab and Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages, where they can admire giant, colourful, ultra-realistic models of bugs and their natural habitats or travel through 80,000 years of Earth’s icy history. Check out all of our current Exhibitions.
At this time, we are not offering school programs as part of our on-site field trips. However, our engaging daily demonstrations are suitable for most grade levels and are included free of charge with any visit. You can also add an exciting IMAX® film for an extra fee, covering a wide range of subjects and curriculum connections. Find out what’s on from the Schedule + Planner.
The health and safety of our visitors and employees is always our top priority. We have limited capacity, made changes to encourage physical distancing and we require face masks. In addition, all visitors aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination along with valid ID to gain entry into the Ontario Science Centre. This includes all students, staff and volunteers. Learn more about What to Expect.
|Visit Type||Per Student||Per Supervisor||Minimum Charge|
|Exhibit Hall Visit (self-guided)
Includes admission to all of our exhibitions and daily demonstrations
|Exhibit Hall Visit + IMAX® Film
Includes admission to all of our exhibitions, daily demonstrations and one scheduled IMAX film
Prices are subject to change. All prices include HST. Supervisors are free of charge up to a maximum ratio of 1:2 (supervisors to students) for visits without an IMAX film. Additional adults will need to purchase their own admission and IMAX tickets at the general admission rate. School group rates are already discounted. No additional coupons, passes or membership discounts apply.
Please note: Admission waived for a Support Person accompanying a person with a disability.
We’ve outlined the steps to booking and preparing for your field trip to the Ontario Science Centre below. If you’re ready to book your school visit, get started with the online application form.
To qualify for a Canadian School Group admission rate, you must meet two criteria:
We recommend that you book your field trip several weeks in advance. However, bookings will be accepted one week prior to your requested date of visit, subject to availability.
Skip this step if you’re planning on an Exhibit Hall-only visit. Choose a film that’s suited for your schedule, grade and subject area. For a complete list of film options, including schedules and curriculum connections, visit the IMAX Films page.
We’re limiting capacity in our building, which means that all visitors, including school groups, need to reserve tickets in advance online. Please take into account the time required to park, disembark from the bus, check-in/pay and provide any required proof of vaccination when selecting your entry time.
Determine the number of students and supervisors attending the field trip. The required ratio of supervisors-to-students is at least:
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.
Code of Conduct
The Provincial Code of Conduct applies to schools on field trips to the Ontario Science Centre and OMNIMAX® Theatre. Please ensure that your students and supervisors are aware that the following conduct is not acceptable:
The Ontario Science Centre and OMNIMAX® Theatre must also be free from:
Checking-in and Paying for Your Visit
Please enter through the IBM School and Tour Group Entrance. Exhibit halls open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Please bring payment for the full amount to the Ontario Science Centre on the day of your visit. Accepted methods of payment include credit card, P-card, a valid PO from the School/Board or cash.
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.