Regular Walk In Hours
Special restrictions during COVID-19 pandemic:
To minimize potential spread of the virus, Science City is currently to the public. Monday CLOSED Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday temporarily closed Thursday temporarily closed Friday temporarily closed Saturday temporarily closed Sunday temporarily closed
Or by appointment
Infants (Ages 2 and under) Free Children (Ages 3 – 12) $6.00 Students and Seniors $7.00 Adults (Ages 18 and up) $8.00 Family Rate: - 2 adults and 2 children $25.00 - additional children each +$5.00 Teachers (with ID) Free Support Workers with Clients Free
Canada South Science City is a registered charitable interactive science centre located in Windsor, Ontario. After opening in Market Square, Science City operated for a dozen years on Marion Avenue, and we are now located on Felix Avenue at the former J.L.Forster High School.
The mission of Canada South Science City is to advance the understanding and appreciation of science, its principles, and applications, for residents and visitors of Southwestern Ontario, through the operation of a hands-on science centre incorporating:
Because of the Co-vid-19 pandemic, Windsor's OpenStreets, in September 2020 has been cancelled.
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Because of the Covid pandemic and associated restrictions on social gathering, our summer day cam has been cancelled in 2020.
For large groups of children (10+ kids):
Please book group tours in advance. For the best experience, feel free to call ahead for groups smaller than 10 children as well.
To book a tour please email email@example.com with a completed form linked below.
Birthday parties at Science City include a guided tour of our Exhibit Hall, an interactive science talk, and a hands-on experiment or activity. A room is available for eating but food is not provided. Booking the room and tour for a birthday party is $200. Please book birthday parties in advance.
The West Windsor Farmers Market also happens in this Forster Community Hub building. The Market is open from 9am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays from May 5 to October 2019. Vendors at the Market sell local fruits and vegetables, furniture, clothing, Tupperware, handmade crafts, and more. Through the Seeding The Community Program, plants grown in our indoor LED hydroponics research operation are then sold at the Farmers Market to help support Canada South Science City.
The history of Canada South Science City:
Tom Toth, high school teacher and administrator, and then City Councillor, brought proposals before the City Council to open a Science Center.
A printed brochure dated July 31, 1995 lists Tom Toth, David Cassivi, Roy James and Rod Peturson as the Founding Directors of an organization to establish a science and technology centre for Windsor.
Council approves the creation of a Science & Technology Center Steering Comittee comprised of two members of Council and three citizens.
A study completed in May 1997, affirmed that there appears to be a need for additional family-oriented recreational/educational facilities in Windsor and that the need extends beyond that of science to include local cultural and historical subjects.
Toth organized contruction at the Market Square and the ribbon was cut later that year, having built the center at a fraction of the projected cost.
"SciTech Exploratium received a three-year grant for $300,000 from the Ministry of Energy, Science, and Technology and became a member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres.
Won a three-year Trillium grant for $225,000.
The City of Windsor purchased the former DeSantis school property at 930 Marion Avenue.
Canada South Science City opened to the public during March break after an extensive period of set-up. With the support of MP Brian Masse, on April 1, 2004, CSSC became registered as an independent charitable organization.
Council supported Science City waiving by laws which allowed the development of many new exhibits. Chris Hadfield visits the center!
First Science Cafe was succesfully held and a major Climate Change exhibit was opened thanks to Science North.
Another exibit was donated from the Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research and the Great Lakes Institure for Environmental Research.
Canada South Science City won a second three-year Trillium grant for $225,000.
A large exhibit loan from the Canadian Space Agency opened.
Recieved an award for community achievement from Windsor Working with Immigrant Women.
The Ministry of Transport of Ontario opened the Windsor-Essex Parkway exhibit at the Science City.
Dr. David Suzuki presented Canada South Science City with the Canvas Campus Mother Earth Award "for activism in support of people's rights, our communities, and our Earth."
Canada South Science City moved to a new location at the former J.L.Forster high school.
Canada South Science City is an interactive science museum, as well as a registered Canadian charity, which relies on its dedicated volunteers for much of its success.
We are currently seeking responsible volunteers to fill the following positions: Front Desk Personnel, Exhibit Technician, and Exhibit Guides. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with various tasks and responsibilities within the science centre.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Canada South Science City (and you are 14 years or older of age), please fill out the following form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 519-973-3667.
Thanks to Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works we have seasonal positions for students to work at Science City. Positions include Program Coordinator, Summer Program Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Volunteer Supervisor, Exhibit Developer, and Camp Counsellors. Summer 2019 positions are filled but Summer 2020 position applications will open May 2020.
Science City is a proud member of the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC)
, and participates in their reciprocal program of free admissions.
If you are a member of another participating CASC centre , you have free admission to Science City. Conversely, if you are a member of Science City , your membership card will also give you free general admission to over two dozen other CASC centres across Canada!
--->Additional family members: $20 each
Canada South Science City is a charitable organization and thus relies heavily on the donations and support from the public. Donations are still needed for us to cover ongoing costs, and donations are eligible for tax receipts. Receipts for recorded donations of $20 or more, made in 2018, should be in the mail before the end of February 2019. In addition to traditional payments by cash or cheque, there are ways to make donations or other payments to us electronically: