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
Experience the world you thought you knew from an entirely new perspective with Bug Lab! See the world bugs built through a new set of eyes—or several new sets at once—and learn about the adaptive genius of these small but mighty creatures. Prepare for an enchanting, otherworldly and enlightening expedition as you step into life on a new scale.
Admire giant, ultra-realistic models of seven bug species, and find out why each one is master of its domain. Explore the skills and intelligence of each bug as you travel through a distinct chamber built to emulate its natural habitat on a massive scale. In each chamber, you'll learn about the unique features and abilities of a certain species, from the aeronautical abilities of the dragonfly to the surgical skills of the jewel wasp—yes, you read that right!—and beyond.
Each space also includes an interactive experience to help you learn more about the brilliance of bugs. You'll even get a chance to test your abilities against theirs! Plus, learn how humans are applying bug genius to solve complex problems.
Bug Lab is a travelling exhibition created by New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa. It was built in collaboration with Weta Workshop, the award-winning concept design and special effects studio behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, among other impressive productions.
Sensory: The chamber that features dragonflies uses strobe lighting effects.