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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
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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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Amazing place for Kids and Families !

The Ontario Science Centre located in Toronto is perfect for Families, Kids and Teens , It offers numerous hands-on experiences and engagement with science of local, national and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Mississauga, Canada
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Toronto, Ontario Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I first visited on a school trip 25 years ago and have been a few times since. My most recent visit on Victoria Day was excellent! There is so much to see and explore you need the full day - we stayed until close. I found the electricity show a little tired, it hasn't changed but my 4 year old... More 

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Miami, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I am sure the facility is good and I would get a lot from the tour if it had not been for the score of unsupervised kids running around. It is like a theme park or kids zoo. I got a headache for an half an hour visit.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

All the exhibits were informative and many of them were extremely awesome and very fantastically cool. The kids seem to really enjoy the interactive features of most of the exhibits....as did I

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Chatham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Good signage to help find it since we are not from the area and parking wasn't too far from entrance. Our family enjoyed all of the different levels, there was something enjoyable for everyone. Our little ones liked that almost every display was interactive. We didn't have to say "Don't touch that!" at all! The staff was friendly and engaged... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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56 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great educational place! Lots to learn! They always have new exhibits and most kids I hear about LOVE this place! I went during Game On, which was a museum exhibit about video games. Very cool!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went here as part of our trip to Toronto. Easy enough to get to from downtown and reasonable price with a citypass. The exhibits were plentiful and interesting, particularly the space bit, but there seemed to be several things out of order or not working. The centre felt outdated and tired compared to other science museums we visit in... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Ontario Science Centre located in Toronto is perfect for Families, Kids and Teens , It offers numerous hands-on experiences and engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. The Science Centre has welcomed more than 49 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach adapted by science centres around the world.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you have children I recommend this place. If not don't waste your time as it can be very boring and mundane and especially if you have any background in the sciences you will be bored to tears. Again not to say that it is a poor museum it is absolutely great for kids as there is lots to touch/... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a great place to visit with your Kids. Reach early to spend some time as this is a pretty big place. Don't miss the planaterium shows which closes at 2:30 pm. We didn't watch the 3D shows due to time constraints. But these are typically good and you should at least watch one. Get your tickets early as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This museum is exclusively for kids. The exhibit of "The Brain" was very nicely setup and informative. My son loved it. The experiments on physics are very interesting. A great learning experience for kids. A must visit for families with kids. If you are a couple then you will not enjoy much as most of the stuff are learnt in... More 

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