School Visits

Discovery Centre is the place for school visits and educational trips! With four floors of exhibits to explore and programming designed for your needs, there is plenty to inspire your curiosity. In order to receive the discounted admission rate, your school representative must book prior to your visit. All school groups receive:

  • A group orientation from one of our STEAM Facilitators
  • Space to store coats, bags and lunches
  • A dedicated group lunch area (available on a first come, first served basis)

Please note: Discovery Centre is closed Mondays and Tuesdays and cannot accept bookings during those days. Your booking is not confirmed until you receive a contract.

If you are looking to visit the centre and add an educational workshop, please visit Science in the Centre


 School Visits to the Centre
What’s included Admission for a visit to the centre for those from a secondary institution. For both a visit to the centre and an educational workshop, please click here
Description of Visit Upon your arrival, your class will be greeted at our bus drop-off location and be guided to our Lindsay Construction Orientation Gallery. Our team will then provide a group orientation of the centre and answer any questions from teachers, chaperones and students From there, you are free to explore the centre with your class. We strongly recommend breaking off into smaller chaperoned groups. STEAM Facilitators are accessible on each level and are ready to answer any questions and help you get the most from your visit.
Pricing  See our rates page.
Workshops & Dome Theatre Please see our Science in the Centre page for Dome Theatre experiences and hands-on workshops.
Parking The Discovery Centre does not have a dedicated parking lot. Meter parking and accessible parking is available in the surrounding area, with weekly hourly paid parking available along the Waterfront and Seaport Market. Bus turnaround available, please make sure to mention to your booking representative.

Book a Visit:

School trips and Education program rates policy:

  1. Teachers and chaperones attending a school trip are admission free, includes attending any programs and shows.
  2. Payment is due the date of your visit and can be made via cash, credit, debit or check made payable to the Discovery Centre. We can not invoice schools for payment after a visit. 
  3. For cancellations, a $50 administrative fee for visits cancelled less than 72 hours notice, with no potential for re-booking. The full cost of your visit as shown on your confirmation will be charged upon arrival unless you notify us by e-mail or telephone of any changes, increases or decreases in numbers, by 4 p.m. one week prior to your visit.
  4. Memberships are not valid for school programs and field trips.

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