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Ontario Science Centre

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Address: 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-696-1000
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Description: The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the...
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 49 million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for science centres around the world. It is a venue for public dialogue about science and society, aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for the planet.
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Interactive to the max

as a science teacher I love science museums and this one is a gem. Very interactive and many places for kids to play with science. However get all the way down to "what is truth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the science center and spent the whole day, we barely scratched the surface. Tons of cool interactive exhibits and displays and all types of subjects. Interesting for kids and adults. To see everything would take more than one day.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The best science museum I have ever visited! We spent five hours at the museum and never left the sixth level! You could easily spend several days going through the interesting exhibits. Great for kids because of all the hands on activities.

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North Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to the science centre and our last. The best part was myth busters DD really enjoyed all the hands on exhibits. For the size of the centre there really isn't that much inside. The place was over run with summer camp kids shoving their way to the front of lines etc, avoid school breaks. There... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited the Toronto Science Museum in November 2014 – we would not have gone out of our way to visit but as it was part of the Toronto CityPass we had purchased we decided to give it a go. During our visit the museum was full of children this hampered the experience and we were not able to visit all... More 

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Southwestern Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do, it's a must if you are travelling to Toronto and have kids. You won't be disappointed. Took my son and daughter to the Ontario Science Centre during our recent trip to Toronto and my son says that it was the best part of the whole trip. If you purchase a Toronto Citypass it makes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

as a science teacher I love science museums and this one is a gem. Very interactive and many places for kids to play with science. However get all the way down to "what is truth?" On the 5th level if you are an adult or older child. This exhibit really asks the deepest questions out there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went there for the special exhibition-Myth Buster. It was very affordable as we have a coupon. The layout of the building was very confusing. You go from the top to into the basement, we got lost several times, but eventually found our way around. The day we went was quite hot, I think they can lower the AC as... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There is lots to do and see at the science centre, much of it fun, educational, and interesting,. The problem is that it is way overpriced. The Government of Ontario needs to subsidize to the Centre enough that a visit is affordable for young families.

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Regina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Don't go during the summer! There are hundreds and hundreds of kids there for summer programming. It is virtually impossible to see the exhibits due to the pure volume of people. The exhibits we saw we did NOT enjoy. Only part that we liked was the planetarium.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Science Centre is a great place to visit. Lots to do and see for all ages. We paid for a seasons pass and only went twice as there really wasn't any changes. The kids did not seem very interested the second time so we will not renew.

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Additional Information about Ontario Science Centre

Address: 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-696-1000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > East York
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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