Due to required maintenance, please use the rear entrance to visit exhibit halls. Shuttle service is available.
Hours of operation:
Wednesday - Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday Tuesday - Closed
Beginning April 1:
Monday - Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Beginning July 1:
Monday - Sunday - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Book your On-Site field trip at a special school group rate, available for visits Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Wednesday to Friday until March 31.)
Please Note: Due to required maintenance, all visitors to the Science Centre will need to use our rear entrance to access exhibit halls. School groups will need some extra time to check in at our front entrance before travelling to our rear entrance.
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All visit types include admission to all of our exhibitions and daily demonstrations.
|Visit Type||Per Student||Per Supervisor||Minimum Charge|
|Exhibit Hall Visit (Self-Guided)||$6||FREE*||$60|
|Exhibit Hall Visit + IMAX® Film||$11||$6*||$171|
|Exhibit Hall Visit + 45-Minute School Program||$12||FREE*||$180|
|Exhibit Hall Visit + 90-Minute School Program||$17||FREE*||$255|
|Exhibit Hall Visit + 90-Minute Way to Glow School Program||$20||FREE*||$300|
|Exhibit Hall Visit + 105-Minute Space Mission School Program||$18||FREE*||$270|
|Exhibit Hall Visit + 7-Hour DNA Fingerprinting School Program||$30||FREE*||$600|
*Payment is required for a minimum of 10 students for exhibit hall only visits. Payment is required for a minimum of 15 students for each School Program or IMAX® film scheduled for your group, except for DNA Fingerprinting which requires payment for a minimum of 20 students.
*Supervisor prices listed above are valid up to a maximum ratio of 1:2 (supervisors to students). Additional adults will need to purchase their own admission and IMAX tickets at the general admission rate.
Prices are subject to change. All prices include HST. 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 School Program or film that’s suited for your schedule, grade and subject area. Films run daily and School Program schedules vary by program. Please note that School Programs are not available on Mondays. For a complete list of options, including schedules and curriculum connections, visit the On-Site School Programs page or IMAX Films page.
Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your first program or film. You will need this time to check in/pay and take the free shuttle to the rear entrance (if required).
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
Your group will need some extra time to check-in at our front entrance before travelling to our rear entrance. During check-in, all school buses should park in our south parking lot. When check in is complete, school buses can drop students and teachers off before parking in the south lot.
After completing check-in and providing payment, your group’s teacher/leader will receive School ID Badges (admission tickets). Our staff will then direct your bus driver to the rear entrance at the foot of the Gateway Blvd. hill, where students can be dropped off and picked up at the end of your visit.
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 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.