Thank you for your interest in School Visits. The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors is our top priority. Harbourfront Centre will remain closed until further notice as we continue to monitor the rapidly changing situation regarding the COVID-19 virus and follow the advice and guidelines of Toronto Public Health. As a result, we are temporarily suspending bookings for onsite School Visits programs for the duration of the 2019/20 school year.

Wishing you all the best in these challenging times.

— The Harbourfront Centre School Visits Team

We’re updating our site for the new school year. Registration will be available by mid-August.

Please have the following information ready when you register:

  • Your choice of program(s)
  • Your choice of Full Day or Half Day visit
  • Your first and second choices for date of visit
  • Number and grade level of students
  • Name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers of school
  • Email address of main contact person and Office Administrator
  • Name(s) of accompanying teacher(s)
  • Preferred language of instruction

Program Fees

Regular Programs
Full Day: $16 per student
Half Day: $13 per student
Combine two Half Day programs: $16 per student
Please note that a minimum fee applies to groups of less than 12 students.

Creative Edge Programs
Priced based on the experience

SHSM Programs
Full Day: $20

In-School Programs
$350 – 90 minutes (up to 35 students)

Program Times

Full day: 10am – 2pm
Half day: 10 – 11:30am or 12:30 – 2pm
(unless otherwise requested)


For safety and security, a minimum-numbers supervisor is required to accompany each school group. Teachers and volunteer supervisors are required to stay with students at all times and are responsible for appropriate student behaviour.

Our recommended ratio for supervisors is:
Grades K to 3 – 1:6
Grades 4 to 12 – 1:8

There is no charge for supervisors unless otherwise indicated (Guided Boat and Student Performances).


Subsidy is available on a case-by-case basis for schools in need, pending availability. Contact the registrar for eligibility requirements.

Booking Confirmation and Deposit

To confirm your booking, please return your signed booking contract and non-refundable deposit no later than two weeks after receiving a booking contract.

Deposit for a half-day program is $150 and $200 for a full-day program. Schools booking multiple days are required to pay a deposit for each day.

Please note: For TDSB schools paying through a purchase order, no deposit is required. Purchase orders should be made to the full amount owing.


If a booking is changed a minimum of two weeks prior to the visit date, the non-refundable deposit shall be applied to the new booking.

Once bookings have been made, changes to the visit date or program choice will be subject to an administration fee of $25 per change.


If the booking is cancelled OR changed WITHIN TWO WEEKS of the original visit date, the deposit shall be forfeited and a new deposit will be required for the new booking.

Failure to confirm your reservation is not considered a cancellation and groups will be charged our minimum fee.


Please encourage your students booked for a full-day program to bring lunch and a snack. Students booked for half-day programs are encouraged to bring a morning or afternoon snack. Keep in mind that Harbourfront Centre is a peanut-aware building and encourages all school groups to prohibit students from bringing nut or nut-related products with them.

Still have questions? Not sure if you are ready to book? To learn more about our School Visits programs, please contact the registrar at or 416 973 4091. Please be aware that the registrar will respond within 48 hours to any inquiries.

All programs are subject to change.