Ontario science centre today free admission all day today

It’s community day at the centre today free free free

Parking costs though…

All txt the Science Centre

September 23, 2012
10 am to 5 pm

Celebrate Community Day with FREE general admission* to the Science Centre and a special price for IMAX® films!

Presented by TELUS, Community Day is the Science Centre’s way of celebrating science with the whole community. In addition to FREE admission and special programming in the Centre throughout the day, we invite all adults to become children again! For this day only, adult visitors will be able to turn back the clock to see the popular IMAX film Under the Sea at the children’s price. *IMAX film tickets for all age categories on September 23 will be $9 per person.

For all IMAX ticket holders please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the film.
*Please note: Parking is not included. Parking at the Ontario Science Centre is $10 per vehicle.

To make the most of your Community Day visit, browse our Tips for a Great Visit.

Community Day Programs

TELUS Fishin’ Game
Ever wondered about the science of popcorn? Visit the TELUS Fishin’ Game for your chance to win a bag of popcorn and learn what makes our favourite snack pop.
TELUSCAPE, outside the main entrance
10:00 – 5:00

Segway Science
Hear about innovative, green forms of transportation by exploring the ins and outs of how a Segway works as demonstrated by one of our experts.
TELUSCAPE, outside main entrance
10:00 – 4:00

Dress up as your favourite mad scientist for a photo that you can share with friends and family.
Procter & Gamble Great Hall
10:00 – 5:00

Caribbean Carnival Costumes
Join members of Toronto’s Mas’ Camps to learn about the techniques they have developed for their Caribbean Carnival costumes. On display will be the winner of the 2012 Innovation in Mas’ Award, Hades: Greek God of the Underworld. Also experience India through the award-winning band Bollywood, Lights, Camera, Action.
Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2
11:30, 1:00, 3:00

The Science of Steel Pan
From oil drums to a soul vibe, experience the remarkable musical invention of the steel pan featuring The Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra under the direction of Salmon Cupid, inventor of the e-Pan.
Procter & Gamble Great Hall, Level 2
10:30, 12:30, 2:30

Science on Fire
Expect the unexpected! Prepare to be dazzled by this show which features some of our most magical and popular science demonstrations.
Imperial Oil Auditorium, Level 1
11:00, 1:30, 3:30

Cool Science
Chill out with liquid nitrogen. Watch our mums take a dip in liquid nitrogen and then see the flowers shatter into a thousand pieces at the flick of a finger. You’ll discover the science of ultra-cold – how gases become fluids at extreme temperatures.
Studio 2, Level 2
10:30, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00

Cosmic Journeys
Travel to far-out places in the CA Technologies Planetarium – and while you’re trekking through the Milky Way, explore cosmic questions like: What’s out there? Where did we come from? And are there any other worlds like our own? Experience breathtaking views of the night sky.
Space Hall, Level 4
11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Eyes On The Skies
This lively program in our CA Technologies Planetarium introduces children to the night sky through singing, connect-the-stars-constellations and a journey to the Moon and Mars! This experience is designed for children under the age of 5.
Space Hall, Level 4
10:30, 11:00

Papermaking Demo
Transform cloth and plants into paper. Watch the Papermaking Demonstration and note the steps used to make paper, and then take the instructions and try it at home.
Mindworks, Level 6
12:00, 2:00, 4:00

Electricity Demo
Don’t miss the Science Centre’s most shocking demonstration! You’ll get a charge out of the Van de Graaff generator (a.k.a. “The Ball That Makes Your Hair Stand Up”) and find out “what’s watt” with this whole electricity thing!
Science Arcade, Level 6
11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

D.I.Y. Body Project
Discover a “do it yourself” approach to biology and crafting by using free sewing patterns to make synthetic body parts from recycled materials.
Challenge Zone, Level 6
1:30 – 3:30

Just One Step From Glory! Meet 2012 Olympian Gavin Smellie
Gavin led the Canadian team to the fastest 4x100m finish since the 1996 Olympic Games. The team was notified shortly after the race that because of a single step on the line the team had been disqualified, costing them the Bronze medal. Hear Gavin’s story on dedication, focus and commitment in an interactive presentation.
Weston Family Innovation Centre, Level 6
11:30, 1:30, 3:30


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