A Hair-Raising Experience

A woman and girl with their hair standing up while touching the Van de Graaff generator.

Get charged up with a classic Ontario Science Centre experience!

Visit our iconic Van de Graaff Generator for a one-hour live demonstration to learn all about static electricity. Find out why the VDG is known as an electron thief, and don’t forget to capture your hair-raising experience with a picture!

Check on-site boards for daily demo schedule.

See it this week

  • Wednesday, August 10, 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 11, 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, August 11, 2:00 PM
  • Friday, August 12, 11:30 AM
  • Friday, August 12, 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 13, 11:30 AM
  • Saturday, August 13, 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 13, 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 14, 11:30 AM
  • Sunday, August 14, 1:30 PM
  • Sunday, August 14, 3:00 PM
  • Monday, August 15, 11:30 AM
  • Monday, August 15, 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, August 16, 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2:00 PM

  • Physics + Engineering