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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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I visited the OSC with friends, and found the exhibits to be much more interesting than most science museums I had been to. It seemed that they had been designed for both adults... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the OSC with friends, and found the exhibits to be much more interesting than most science museums I had been to. It seemed that they had been designed for both adults and children to enjoy, rather than just the later. The museum itself is quite large, and you could easily spend 3-4 hours there.

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Vaughan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I keep coming back to this museum with my kids (that are both in University) - at their request! The visit is always entertaining - seeing the new exhibits and visiting the "good old ones". Some of the displays could use some touch-ups - after all, they are there for quite a while. Next time though, I will try to... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Third time visiting, another good visit. We finally have seen it all. The first time we went kids were very young, went back two years ago and again today. We did not do kidspark at all. We did it last two visits and it was great then. Lots to explore. It was much nicer after 5pm when it thinned out.... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We are members of the Science Centre, but this visit included our son and daughter in law, grandsons and visiting family from Europe who had three children with them. The Science Centre has a wide variety of activities for children of different ages. The younger children really enjoyed playing in the Children's area and using all of the interactive activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Always love going there!!!huge variety of scientific stiff from different meteorite rocks to "actual-artificial" rainforest n different mythical creatures n human anatomy to lots of fun stuff like how u will look when you are old

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Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is very outdated. Parents letting their kids run around, cut in front of people and scream. Staff probably too nervous to approach parents that let their children run wild because the parents are just as bad. I have seen staff approach parents in other places only to be shouted at. The restaurant was over priced and food quality... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The kids will live this place no matter how old ! Be sure to go early in the morning of you want to visit everything in one day . A bit pricey but good value it is a really fun day .

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I was going to rate this a three but then I started remembering. Too expensive. Shamefully so. It was over $100 for one adult and a five year old for parking, admission, extra for the cinesphere and a snack type lunch. There's a lot to do but very chaotic. Unsupervised, out of control kids running wild, pushing and yelling. Their... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a great day out with 4 adults and 4 kids. Not too crowded and the interactive areas were a hit with everyone.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were there for 5 1/2 hours, and still didn't get to see everything. My kids (ages 11 & 6) had so much fun at all the activities there, it was tough to pull them away and move on to the next thing to do. The planetarium was quite small, however I loved the fact that the children got to... More 

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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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