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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
416-696-1000
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Ranked #58 of 320 Attractions in Toronto
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Type: Science Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto is a great place to go, it is full of great exhibits. Some of the things you will see at the science center... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Red Deer, AB
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go. We had our nine year old grandson with us and he had a lot of fun. It took us a while to figure out the layout but once we did there was lots of 'hands on' things for kids and adults. There was a special EMS display and our grandson was treated like... More

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Buffalo, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our family recently visited the Ontario Science Centre with our 3 children ages 10, 12 and 16. Having been there before, we knew the secret was to go straight to the 6th floor (which oddly enough is going down) which is where all of the hands-on exhibits are. Our kids aren't much for reading exhibits, so we spent the entire... More

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Toronto
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are not crazy about tons of kids running around and jostling for position on interactive exhibits, come in September on a weekday. Summer camp is over, the school trips haven't started up yet, and it is not busy at all! Mind you, I think the OMNI Max films are on a reduced schedule because of the slow down... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were four adults who went, and found this attraction very interesting. Even though it seems to be towards younger people, we still enjoyed our time there. We actually spent a couple hours there and did not see everything, so allow yourself plenty of time.

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Scarsdale, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Kids will love coming up close to life size historic creatures and there are plenty of other floors to look at what our ancestors have worn throughout the world over the years, including Knight Armor and Indian head-dresses.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

holy smokes interactive overload...... you could spend a lifetime here, try to avoid the school tours and summer camps, then the rugrats take over and its less fun....really worth it if you buy the citypass for multiple attractions

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were a bit overwhelmed by the 'upside-down' orientation of the building (i.e. need to start visit at bottom level number 6). We were helped along by one of the cleaning staff. We enjoyed our visit to the centre with our 9-year-old grand-daughter, but found the huge number of kids running around to be overwhelming. It was difficult to concentrate... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I went with a group of high school students with special needs. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. We spent 3 hours there but could have used more time to see everything. The facilities were very well laid out. We had a great spot to eat lunch (we brought bag lunches). I would highly recommend this attraction to anyone... More

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Chattanooga
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I wasn't real thrilled about going to a science centre but I had to eat those words. This is a great museum for any age and it is very well done. They make learning fun! Probably the most popular exhibit is on electricity and you can place your hand on a electrified ball and your hair will stand on end.... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent a rainy day exploring the Ontario Science Centre while visiting Toronto this summer. Our 19-year old daughter loves science and was very excited about the opportunity to explore this place. Although we all agreed the science centre was fascinating and extremely well done, it was difficult to appreciate the science behind many of the displays with the number... More

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