Holiday Programming at the Ontario Science Centre

Date/Time

Dec 26, 2016 to Jan 8, 2017

Description

Holiday FUN at the Science Centre
December 26 to January 8

Join us during the HOLIDAYS for lots of science FUN - special programs, IMAX films and more!

NEW! Canada 150: Discovery Way
Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial at the Ontario Science Centre with our newest installation Canada 150: Discovery Way. Through amazing artifacts, ranging from the lightbulb to the flight recorder, you’ll gain a better understanding of Canada’s unique scientific achievements. And who knows – you may even be inspired to be Canada’s next great innovator!
Time: Daily
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Entry bridge, Level 2

Wild Weather
Fly through the eye of a hurricane, create a mini-tornado and dance up a storm as the weather around you responds to your movements. Severe weather is powerful and unpredictable, and this new exhibit lets you experience it up close. Follow scientists as they chase tornadoes with their specialized instruments while others simulate storms in a lab - all so we can understand and forecast these intense forces of nature. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, extreme heat and winter storms, the Wild Weather exhibit helps you understand and experience them all. Have fun as you discover what causes severe weather events, and how our changing climate will affect the weather we experience!
Time: Daily
Price: Free with general admission
Location: Level 2

Dream Machines: The Art of Rowland Emett
Join us for Dream Machines, our annual exhibition of artist Rowland Emett's whimsical mechanical inventions, including the "Humbug Major Sweet Machine," which was made famous in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Time: Daily
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6

Toy Wonders – December 26, 2016 - January 2, 2017
Turn simple household items into toy wonders...what will YOU make?
Time: December 26, 2016 – January 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6
Creation Station – January 3 - 8, 2017
Use your imagination in our build zone, using thousands of laser-cut wooden blocks to create cool structures.
Time: January 3 - 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Rock Paper Science Hall, Level 6

Celestial Storms
Witness the power of a 400-year-old hurricane on Jupiter, the devilish dust storms on Mars and the wicked winds of Neptune as you learn about the wildest weather in our solar system. Limited capacity: first come, first served. Doors close promptly at show time.
Time: Daily at 3 p.m.
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 5
Eyes on the Skies
Learn about the nighttime sky through singing, connect-the-stars constellations and a journey to the Moon! This show is for children 5 years and under with their caregivers. Limited capacity: first come, first served. Doors close promptly at show time.
Time: Daily at 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 5

The Sky Tonight
Discover what's visible in the sky tonight and learn about upcoming celestial events. Take home a star chart that will help you stargaze from your own backyard. Limited capacity: first come, first served. Doors close promptly at show time.
Time: Daily at 12 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. (+ 5:30 p.m. on January 7)
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 5

Papermaking Demo
Transform plants and scrap paper into new paper. Note the steps used to make paper and take home the instructions and make your own!
Time: Daily at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (+ 5 p.m. on January 7)
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Planetarium, Space Hall, Level 5
Electricity Demo
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!
Time: Daily at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (+ 6 p.m. on January 7)
Price: Included with general admission
Location: Science Arcade, Level 6

Terracosm
The universe needs your help! Ulysses Wolfe has invented portals that allow people to travel to the alternate universes he has discovered, but the iON probes he’s sent to investigate these universes have lost all contact. He needs your help to bring them back before it’s too late. Using 3D virtual and augmented reality technologies, Players will be able to peer into Alternate Universes, fly through their landscapes, interact with their inhabitants, escape perilously close calls, and even play with particles at the molecular level, all without ever leaving the Ontario Science Centre. Download the free app before your visit: www.terracosm.tv/
Time: Daily
Price: Free with general admission
Location: Various locations

Cost

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Location

View map Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON

Additional Information

Phone

416-696-1000

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