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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
416-696-1000
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As featured in Toronto for young kids
Ranked #58 of 297 attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Norwich, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Compared to similar facilities elsewhere in the Northeast this was a huge disappointment. Tired and neglected exhibits and a run-down facility could not hope to cope with the massive crowd of school kids visiting on an average weekday. The Omnimax theatre is perhaps worth the premium price, but special exhibits like the current "Sesame Street: The Body" were depressingly bad... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Facility is really tired. A bit dirty too. We went on a Thursday, family of four (6 and 4 years). The place was packed with field trips. Horribly behaved kids with barely any supervision. It was hard to get near the stations as kids just ran over each other. Plenty of restrooms. Lunch was fine but pricey. The Strong Museum... More

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Petrolia, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great place to learn for both young and old alike. I love all the interaction learning displays. Our family had so much learning the different things here. I would come back again, we spent hours here. I don't remember the cost it has been awhile.

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New Delhi, India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

You need time and patiance to walk through this amazing centre. All sections are good and great fun. The children can learn a lot about science, some at the inter-active stations. When tired head to the food court and enjoy a delicious meal/snack. Batteries recharged head out to complete the balance part of the centre.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

From the outside, it appears that this museum may take you an hour or so to get through. Not so. Once you enter, you will find that there are 6 floors BELOW where you come in, with plenty of rooms and displays to explore. The variety of hands on, art, science, mathematics, astronomy, and other types of creative displays is... More

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Tasmania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

After a day at the Science Centre we realised you needed about 3 days to see all the exhibits with a plethora of 'hands-on' science activities for young and old. To top off the day it snowed late in the afternoon when we left the Science centre which allowed the children to enjoy a walk in falling snow and to... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This place was HUGE!!!! So big, we didn`t finish it. We got in free because we were Science North members. It is indescribable. So BIG. My favourite spot was the Weston Family Centre...must see that section Kidspark is for 8 and under, it is soo cool. Lots of escalators, so be careful.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

it has been many years since I have been back to this place the last time I was there was in 1985 to 1986. The living earth area was fun but the rainforest was hot. I liked the one about tasting the water and the net science arcade where you play insterments and another cool area called the Weston family... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Spent the day with my son (29), granddaughter (3), and youngest son (14). We actually ended up needing more time to comb through all of the Centre. Loads of hands on features in all of the areas. Very interesting special exhibit on "Sultans of Science". (We spent alot of time there.) The Kids Spark area is for kids, large area,... More

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Barrie
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Sunday we went to the science center. We have the 1 year pass for our family. Our kids are 16 and 12 . There was a couple new exhibits there that we enjoyed. We usually get this pass every other year. We spent 3 hours there looking around and keeping busy. We also enjoy the movies there that are included... More

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