Summer is approaching. The holiday break and warm weather doesn't mean that learning has to stop.
There are numerous activities and places to visit around Toronto that are fun and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning. Here are some of our favourites for families of all ages:
Ontario Science Centre: The Science Centre features over 500 exhibits, live demonstrations, Toronto’s only public planetarium and IMAX® films in the dome theatre. The AstraZeneca Human Edge is a new exhibition hall that explores all the wonders of the human body. Bring your little ones to KidSpark, a unique discovery playground and learning space for children age 1-8.
Canada's Wonderland: How does an amusement park teach us about science? At Canada's Wonderland with all the excitement of roller coasters, there is a ton of science behind building all of the structures. Consider all of the measurement, motion, gravity, speed and acceleration that teaches children about science and physics.
Lego Land Discovery Centre: Looking for a STEM activity on a rainy summer day? Look no further than the Lego Land Discovery Centre a family experience with over 3 million bricks under one roof. There are Rides, a 4D cinema, Master Model Builder workshops and more! You can also see Toronto’s iconic attractions made out of LEGO in MINILAND.
Ripley's Aquarium: Experience one of Toronto’s newest and most exciting attractions. Containing over 5.7 million litres of water, the 12,500 square metre (135,000 square foot) interactive aquarium immerses guests in a thrilling underwater adventure that showcases more than 16,000 marine animals
Staycation: After a busy couple of weeks, why not bring the activities home. Click here for some fun science experiments for kids do with you at home. These activities have a Canadian bend to it to celebrate Canada 150.
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