Ontario Science Centre Celebrates 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ontario Science Centre, an iconic institution for thought-provoking experiences in science and technology that’s welcomed more than 52 million visitors through its doors since 1969.

To celebrate the milestone, the Ontario Science Centre will be hosting a series of special events, installations, films and guest speakers throughout the year. Starting with Inventorium 2.0 in January, a collaborative art-science-maker space featuring hands-on activities designed to spark questions and test creativity. It will truly be the “Summer of Space” at the Centre with two new exhibitions with Astronaut and Women in Space that coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in July. An exhibition about The Mind which opens during the Centre’s birthday weekend celebration in September will feature a journey of self-discovery about the mind.

The Science Centre will also share the stories of Canadians who have benefited from its experiences over the last five decades. From established community leaders to aspiring young scientists, presenters will reveal the lessons they have learned and the steps they are taking to transform the world around them.

Quick facts:

• The Ontario Science Centre officially celebrates its 50th anniversary on September 26, 2019.
• With almost a million visitors and tourists every year, the Ontario Science Centre is an important contributor to Ontario’s economy.
• The 50th birthday year is a dynamic time for the Science Centre as it charts a new course for the future, transforming from a cultural attraction into a hub where the newest scientific advances can be experienced.
• Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 52 million people of all ages and origins – whether they are a partner from a university or research institution taking part in an on-site project, students participating in a special program or adults attending a Great Conversations speaker series.

For more info on the 50th anniversary celebrations, visit The Ontario Science Centre’s calendar.

The Ontario Science Centre is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays, holidays and peak periods from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed December 25. For more information, call 416-696-1000 or visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

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