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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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The Great Science Experience

Whether you are young or old the Ontario Science Centre is a great place to spend an interesting day and have a great learning experience. A lot of the science experiments are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Woodstock, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Whether you are young or old the Ontario Science Centre is a great place to spend an interesting day and have a great learning experience. A lot of the science experiments are hands-on and very informative and are directed at the younger crowd. On my first visit I was very impressed, but I think the entrance costs are a little... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's hard to complain about seeing so many kids excited about science. But on the other hand, when there is a crush of people around most of the interesting exhibits and long line ups for special shows, it can take the shine off. Having said that, the popularity of the Science Centre is well deserved, and the exhibits themselves are... More 

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Cumbria
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The museum was heaving with 5 to 8 yr old kids whose main activity was to press as many buttons as possible and in the process wreck the various science demonstrations. The museum is about 70% empty with several modern art installations. Only the lower of four floors has any exhibits of scientific bearing. These are at best facile and... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is so much to do and learn here! I loved it, my husband loved it and my two kids (6 and 3) loved it. We were there for over 5 hours and I could have gone back the next day to see what I missed. The amount of interactive exhibits is amazing. There is no shortage of things for... More 

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Haven't been here in 15 years or so but came back with our 13 year old daughter and things had changed for us in that time period. We did NOT budget enough time here. Next time would plan on spending the entire day. Lot's of fun exhibits especially where you can take a picture of your face that then comes... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There was a lot of space but not a lot that interested the kids. This was probably the worst science center I have ever been to. The staff could not control the throngs of kids that were on school trips. There seemed to be less to do than in most museums that are 1/4 of their size. Not worth the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First off, I'd like to say that I love science. In fact, I am a scientist and an avid tourist. I am disappointed to say that this was one of the most disappointing experiences I've had in an otherwise great visit to Toronto. The staff are rude and incompetent and the managers are inept and malicious. I will never set... More 

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Le Roy, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A great deal of hands on, interactive exhibits in many different areas of science. I think it plays better for pre-teens, but my three teenage boys still seemed to enjoy it. I knocked it down to three stars because very little seemed to have changed since our last visit some ten years ago. Overall, it had a bit of a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

too much walking. Some of the exhibits are getting old, but they do have some turnover. Very nice Imax, but pricey.

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