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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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
Activities: Shopping
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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Great for kids under 13

Lots of stuff to see. . . takes more than a day to see it all. Some tips: 1) leave about half hour before closing. We waited in the back parking lot for just under 1 hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Owen Sound, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Ontario science centre is really a very great place but I got disappointed as it doesn't offer more science related stuff as it suppose to be. We are now in technology world and having such less info about technology in the science centre is just unbelievable.

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Medford, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Good price! If you are member of your local science center- 340 ASTC museums worldwide- you can get your family in for nearly free. $10 Canadian for parking no matter what. Great for kids & adults- could spend the whole day. Bring your own food from outside. Seems like older facility which has has constant upgrades. Well worth the visit.

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Owen Sound, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lots of stuff to see. . . takes more than a day to see it all. Some tips: 1) leave about half hour before closing. We waited in the back parking lot for just under 1 hour just to leave. . . When everyone leaves at the same time, it just does not work well. There was no one directing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and our 2 children (ages 9 and 5) just visited this past weekend. It was very busy because of March break, but that didn't stop us from having fun. There are 6 levels of activities, from space to the human body. Our kids were never board because everything is so interactive. There are even shows! Great place to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It was spring break so crowds were almost unmanageable. That said, the exhibits are fascinating, the touring Brain show outstanding in how it engaged visitors and the Imax movies are always so worthwhile, We needed longer to do the exhibits justice.

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Remembering this from a kid it was always a good time. As an adult you see just how kid oriented this place is and I would recommend as an adult to enjoy watching your child have the same fun you did back in the day.

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Ottawa, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited the science center, very expensive for admission as they also charge for parking. There is no discounts for spring break available but rest of the year there is a 20% discount. Quite a few of the exhibit its had broken interactive displays. Even the ROM had special extended hours and admission fees for spring break. Spring break is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

if you have kids under 12 and you live in Toronto, I recommend the membership, a great place to be when the kids start saying, I'm bored. All seasons, inside and outside, lots to explore. The exhibits are rotated seasonally, but the favourite is always the planetarium. Plan for the planetarium, as you will wait in line, we found going... More 

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great place for kids especially when it's cold or raining outside. Family GOLD membership is a good deal if you visit multiple times. IMAX films, parking and admission are then free. Can't figure out why though the Human Body film never seems to be playing on the weekends or when kids are out of school.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was not sure how my kids would enjoy OSC. And it was really amazing. We had a annual pass and visited the place almost 6 times in the year. Every visit we had something new to see and learn. Planetarium and IMAX threatres were really good. Human Body exhibit and other science exhibits were very interesting. My kids enjoyed... More 

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