ASPAC Associate Member

Ontario Science Centre

Mission

Ontario Science Centre, Canada

To delight, inform and challenge visitors through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science and technology.

Description

Over its 45+ year history, the Ontario Science Centre has created a multitude of visitor offerings that have included individual experiences, small and large scale exhibitions and unique exhibit designs. This has all been done while continuing to maintain our own institution and its world-class reputation as well as our strong connections to the local community and cultures. 

At the time of its opening, the Centre was a radical departure from most museums. Unlike the static, artifact-based museums, the Centre was designed to be ‘hands-on’. It was a place where children and adults could touch, play with, explore and learn about the science of their daily lives. We use science as a lens to transform the way in which people see and think about the world around them, customizing science and technology experiences. Since opening its doors in 1969, over 44 million visitors have participated in the excitement and innovativeness of the OSC.

  • Number 1 as Canada’s largest science centre and largest museum based education program
  • Almost 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibit halls, state-of-the-art science labs and presentation spaces
  • Over 800 exhibits and numerous programs created and produced by innovative in-house scientists, researchers, educators, designers and fabricators in a 20,000 sq. ft. design and production facility located on-site
  • Over 300 craftspeople, designers, scientists, researchers, writers, educators, hosts, projectionists, admissions staff and administrative personnel contribute daily to the success of this dynamic institution
  • Welcomes an average of 1,000,000 visitors each year and another 6,000,000 million visitors annually through its travelling exhibitions and award-winning website
  • Over 215,000 students and their teachers participate each year in the Centre’s Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum-correlated programs
  • Pioneered 9 successful travelling exhibitions, with 6 currently touring the World
  • Our travelling exhibitions have been featured in over 45 cities including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Helsinki, Abu Dhabi, and Johannesburg.

Contact Details

OSCOntario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Road  
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3
Canada 
T +1 416 696 3222
F +1 416 696 3167
www.ontariosciencecentre.ca

Director:
Dr Maurice Bitran,  CEO
T +1 416 696 3110
F +1 416 696 3135
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Contacts:
Ms Natalie Das,  Project Consultant, International Sales
T +1 416 696 4622
F +1 416 696 3167
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Ms Heather Farnworth,  Director, International Sales
T +1 416 696 4629
F +1 416 696 3167
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