Yearly attendance at the centre is about 1 million. A day school teaches and gives credits to 25 senior high-school students, all talented in science, who attend for one semester. Britain, the US, France, China, Japan, Malaysia and Australia have purchased exhibits and rented exhibitions from the centre. To meet this demand the centre manufactures and sells copies of its exhibits to museums and SCIENCE CENTRES around the world and in Canada. The Centre reports to Ontario's Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation and has an annual operating budget of $18 million. It receives an operating grant of approximately $11 million from the Ontario government with other revenue provided primarily from admissions, sponsorships and sales of exhibits.
Author J. TUZO WILSON
Links to Other Sites
Ontario Science Centre
The official web site of the Ontario Science Centre. Check out the SciZone for interactive games, as well as Our Brainz, where Science Centre staff explore new and interesting science topics.
Moriyama & Teshima Architects
The website for Moriyama & Teshima Architects. Features an overview of their many Canadian and international projects, including the Ontario Science Centre and the Canadian War Museum.