Science Rendezvous is back this year IN-PERSON at the Toronto Zoo!

Participate in a day of exciting explorations and mind-blowing science activities presented by the Toronto Zoo, Let’s Talk Science and the University of Toronto Scarborough! -and of course the animals!

Join us at the Toronto Zoo as scientists from the University of Toronto Scarborough and Let’s Talk Science volunteers engage with visitors of all ages and make science come alive through demonstrations, hands-on activities and fun talks. The whole family is invited to explore their inner scientist – we have something for everyone!


More about the event:

Your Journey beings at Station 1: Rendezvous at the Zoo!

Visit nine stations located throughout the Toronto Zoo including:

Conservation Captains: Learn about breeding and conservation programs!

Bees N’ Bugs: Close encounters of the insect kind – butterflies and spiders included!

Paws-Itively Cool: Thermoregulation, global warming and climate change!


Hear Toronto Zoo experts discuss their fascinating work with animals and Interact with faculty from the University of Toronto  Scarborough to learn more about their exciting world-class research!

Professor Maydianne Andrade

 Professor Maydianne Andrade

See widow spiders and their relatives, LIVE!  Tap-dancing males, female cannibals, and more!

Also featuring “Be a Spider”:

Be a Spider picture board


Professor Rudy Boonstra

Professor Rudy Boonstra

Learn about hormones and territoriality in pikas, snowshoe hares, and cottontail Rabbits.


Professor Julie Teichroeb

Professor Julie Teichroeb

Animal Decision Making: Are you smarter than a monkey?


Free event with the cost of admission to the Toronto Zoo, Science Rendezvous is dedicated to strengthening the quality, relevance and impact of science education and the outreach community in Canada.

Fun for the whole family!


Learn about our partner organizations: Science RendezvousToronto ZooLet’s Talk Science