Science Rendezvous at the Toronto Zoo


Join us in 2021 for Science Rendezvous, a national celebration of science, technology, engineering, art and math research and innovation at the Toronto Zoo.  Faculty and scientists from the University of Toronto Scarborough, experts from the Toronto Zoo and UTSC's Let’s Talk Science students and 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! 

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021 (May 9,2020 Events have been cancelled in all locations)

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: This year’s event will be virtual.

More about the event: Your journey begins at our UTSC Science Rendez-vous page

Participate in online science activities and presentations from the University of Toronto Scarborough in partnership with the Toronto Zoo and Let’s Talk Science. Join us for an online science chase: learn all about birds, bugs, invertebrates and all about digestion.

Activities include — Bug House and invertebrates: Learn what makes an invertebrate an invertebrate and the role they play as pollinators in their respective ecosystems, and build your own Air BEE-N-BEE! Birds & their adaptations: comparing and contrasting beaks, feet, feathers of African penguins, Crested Seriema and Bald Eagles. Learn all about digestion by comparing different types of adaptations for digestion from 3 species: giraffe (rumination), human-like (orangutan or gorilla), reptile (reticulated python) and build your own model of a human digestive system using materials you have at home.

Live component: Toronto Zoo Facebook Live special episode on May 8 – Speakers TBC.

Join us for a special Facebook Live to celebrate Science Rendezvous with your Toronto Zoo! Meet some Zoo staff to learn about their unique and exciting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) within the Toronto Zoo, why staff love what they do for work each day and what it took to get there! Ask questions in the chat bar for a chance to have your question answered live on camera!

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