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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 - 5:00 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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Very interactive and great for families

So much to see and do in this place. I couldn't believe that 4 hours flew by so quickly. It would be hard not stay busy looking around this museum with so much diversity from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do in this place. I couldn't believe that 4 hours flew by so quickly. It would be hard not stay busy looking around this museum with so much diversity from the human body to astronomy to nature. If your kids are really into learning and playing with everything they touch, you could spend a whole... More 

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Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a really fun educational experience for children nestled in the Don River valley with enough science for many visits. Recommend annual pass,

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On a rain day....it appears that everyone takes their children to the Science Centre. Certainly worth going and prepare to spend many hours...there are so many interactive activities for young and old. We purchased admission to the Science Centre, plus purchased tickets for the OMNI MAX theatre and purchased admission to Myth Busters!! Great time.

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Always a favourite ! They currently have a Myth Busters exhibit on. This is perfect for the young and young at heart. If anyone is looking for an awesome date idea this could certainly be it. Their hours aren't the greatest during the week so go early so you can see as much as you can.

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Trinidad and Tobago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was a bit too excited to visit here once again. I first visited it back in 1999 and expected it to be better than my first experience. My latest visit this year I was disappointed to find the center a bit run down and many of the hands-on experiments were not working.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

IS a large place with lots of activities for kid from 1 to maybe 14. Some parts look new and attractive, a few parts look to be form the 80's. On a week day with regular weather there were just a few school tour with us. On a Sunday while raining it was packed. long lines for everything

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Give yourself lots of time - at least 2 hours, preferably more, especially if you want to check out one of the movies on IMAX. Take snacks with you. There are places to sit and eat or if you prefer, there is a food court. Family membership is great value. Bonus - membership at Ontario Science... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Ontario Science Centre on its longevity, no matter how much funding, talent, or vision it has clearly lost just in the last decade. I visited first in 8th grade: when you walked in you saw a giant speedboat on the left, an enormously long purple laser on the right, just contraption after... More 

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Toronto, ON, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We got there around 10:15am and there was a huge lineup to pay for tickets. I bought a membership prior to attending but I saw the line and thought I had to wait in line with everyone else. Little did I know that I didn't have to wait in line but with my temporary printed paper membership I could proceed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Somewhat like other science centers but the Mythbusters exhibit made it worth the trip. You have to pay extra for this, but it is worth it to try the hands on experiments. Also, if there are field trips going on this area gets you away from the crowds.

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Additional Information about Ontario Science Centre

Address: Address: 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-696-1000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
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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