One of Canada’s most visited cultural attractions, the Ontario Science Centre is a true calling to awe at the world you live in, but rarely have time to explore. With hundreds of interactive exhibits on display, this iconic cultural attraction aims to make a fundamental difference in the lives of its visitors. The Centre’s vision is to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet.
Adored by kids and adults alike, the Ontario Science Centre allows visitors to unravel the mysteries of the universe with just one guide: their personal curiosity. Exhibits allow people to comprehend the principles behind hot air balloons, gravitation, colors through a prism, reproduction, astronomy, constellations and so much more.
The Omnimax Theatre promises to overwhelm the senses by the biggest, most involving film experience ever with a screen 4,500 times bigger than an average TV screen, delivering 13000 watts of sound from 44 speakers. For a little extra cost, visitors will experience the film screening of a lifetime!
The package on offer has something for everybody. From birthday parties to sleepovers, and day camps to team building, the variety of activities on offer is truly mind boggling. The enthusiasm of kids and teenagers is unbridled. From getting their hands dirty in sand, water, paper, and more, kids never seem to want to go back home.
The highlight of this attraction, however, is the Planetarium, where a presenter takes you on a spellbinding voyage through the universe. Some of the awe-inspiring shows here include The Sky Tonight where the presenter points out constellations and hands out star charts at the end of the show. The Extreme Universe takes you on a journey through space to witness the explosive death of a star, powers of black holes and solar storms. Eyes on the Skies introduces children to the nighttime skies through singing, and a journey through the Moon, among other offerings. Seating is limited, so be sure to line up before Showtime!
“At the Ontario Science Centre, science is about more than knowledge and learning. It’s about discovering the unexpected connections between ourselves and the wonders of the universe – and in doing so, altering how we learn, think and act,” said Bern Gorecki, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Communications at the Ontario Science Centre. “Our new marketing platform with its quirky tagline is designed to make people wonder and inspire them to explore surprising new possibilities.”
In case you are wondering what the tagline is, it is: “Your Curious Belongs at the Ontario Science Centre.”
Vinita Kinra is a Toronto-based author, editor, speaker and activist, best known for her short story collection, Pavitra in Paris, launched to critical acclaim in 2013. She is also a contributor for India’s largest English daily, The Times of India.