Kids’ Night Out: Valentine’s Edition

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Heart-themed fun awaits

Get ready for an evening of Valentine’s fun at the Science Centre—no grown-ups allowed!

On Saturday February 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., we are hosting our first Kids’ Night Out event for children ages 5 to 12. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ll be taking a close look at one of the body’s most interesting organs: the heart, of course!

While their grown-ups are out having a Valentine’s date night of their own, kids will enjoy heart-themed science activities, demonstrations and crafts alongside other children in their age group. They will investigate their heart rates, build a structure out of paper hearts and much more.

Since participants are sure to work up a hearty appetite with all this fun, we’ll be serving pizza and treats.

Price: $55 per child including HST, $50 for members (Planetary, Stellar, Galactic or Cosmic levels only).


Kids’ Night Out Logistics

When—This event will run on Saturday February 11, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Extended Care is available until 9:30 p.m. for an additional $15.

Where—Kids’ Night Out: Valentine’s Edition will be held at the Science Centre. Participants will be placed into groups based on age. Note: Please enter the Science Centre through the front entrance. Participants will not be accessing the exhibit halls during the program.

What—During Kids’ Night Out, participants will enjoy heart-themed science activities in small groups with other children in the same age group.

Meals—Dinner will be served by our on-site food service provider. Each participant will receive their choice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, as well as carrots and ranch dip, a treat and a juicebox.

Please note that we cannot accommodate specific dietary needs, nor can we guarantee a nut/allergen-free environment. Participants may bring supplementary food, but no fridge or microwave access will be available.

Supervision—Children will be supervised by enthusiastic, caring group leaders with a broad range of expertise and experience working with children in an educational and/or recreational environment. All group leaders undergo a Vulnerable Sector Screening check and have first-aid training with Level-C CPR certification.

Discounts—To qualify for the member discount, the person booking must be the legal guardian of the child and a named cardholder on a current membership at the Planetary level or higher that includes children. Learn how to become a member.

For more information about this program, including logistics and additional accommodations, please see our Kids’ Night Out Information Package. If you have further questions, please contact Recreational Programs. Phone: 416-696-3256. Toll-free: 1-888-696-1110 (ask for the Recreational Programs Office).

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