Summer of Space at Ontario Science Centre

3-2-1 liftoff! Ontario Science Centre launches Summer of Space

Connect to the cosmos this summer at the Ontario Science Centre! Until September 2, the Science Centre celebrates human space exploration with Summer of Space, a celestial lineup of films, exhibitions, programs and special events that are sure to excite space enthusiasts of all ages. Summer of Space lifts off with IMAX® film Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and special exhibitions Astronaut and Women in Space.

Space exploration helps us address fundamental questions about our place in the universe and the history of our solar system, and is a fitting theme this year as we mark two 50-year milestones—the first Moon landing and the opening of the Science Centre,” said Maurice Bitran, PhD, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. “Our Summer of Space lineup allows visitors to experience the past, present and future of space exploration and is sure to inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts and explorers.”

Highlights include:

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition on the Science Centre’s IMAX Dome screen. This special, giant-screen version of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically-acclaimed theatrical documentary, features never-before-seen 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. Apollo 11: First Steps Edition recounts the most extraordinary of human achievements, and puts audiences at the centre of NASA’s historic lunar landing, capturing every moment of the mission.

Two exhibitions, Astronaut and Women in Space Exhibitions investigate what it takes to be a space explorer, examining the physical and psychological effects of living in microgravity and the technology used to complete a mission. Women in Space showcases how women’s contributions have expanded capabilities in space exploration—from deep sea research to deploying advanced telescopes to inventing the BioSuit. Through information, intrigue and interactive components, the exhibitions tap into what it takes to break the boundaries of life on Earth and unlock the mysteries of our universe.

During the summer, the Science Centre will also expand its programming with workshops and special events, including a new Moon-focused planetarium show, space-themed day camps and space scientist meet-and-greets.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition runs 45 minutes and is recommended for ages 12 and up. Film tickets are $9. Astronaut and Women in Space are included with general admission to the Science Centre. For more info about the Summer of Space lineup and to purchase tickets, visit

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