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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
416-696-1000
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Ranked #55 of 310 attractions in Toronto
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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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London, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It was a Crazy busy day when we went. We never thought about day campers being there. It was loud and had to hold my 6 year olds hand tight. A lot of rude older kids. I was disappointed by that. They pushed us out of the way many times, we also had a hard time finding staff to ask... More

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is very cool museum with some incredible exhibits but we went on a day that the place was overloaded with summer daycampers. We couldn't find a single exhibit that wasn't packed with loud, unruly children. I hope to get back when we can truly enjoy everything it has to offer. One of the employees told us that later afternoons... More

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Alden, New York, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

So many hands on exhibits for the family to do. We enjoyed the Rock and Roll exhibit which was available for our trip. We spent much more time there than we had planned but it was worth it. Planetarium show was wonderful. The guides were very accommodating to our older family members.

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Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

great place to take the family and kids of all ages to on days where its cold and you want to have a quality family day

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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Along with all the other amazing exhibits and fun things to do at the Science Centre was the Rock and Roll Exhibit, which we enjoyed greatly. Be sure to purchase for an extra $2 the Back Stage Pass that will allow you to scan and save your musical recordings when in the exhibit. It was amazing to come home and... More

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a hard time pulling our kids away from here at the end of the day... they just didn't want to leave. Playing in water, building a roadway, rocking out to music, exploring outer space... there was something around every corner that kept out 5-year old and 6-year old busy for 6+ hours. The only disappointment is we arrived... More

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Brockville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to the Ontario Science Centre for the first time because they were hosting Atomic Lollipop 2014, and I thought they did an amazing job of hosting the convention while still balancing their regular customers. The people at the convention were able to have a great day at the museum, while the regular customers were able to see some... More

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Holt, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's cheaper to buy a membership so you can go to any associated science center that's what we did so the price was not a factor. I have a 7 yr old boy and a 4 year girl and they really enjoyed themselves. There were a lot of activities for them to do. Daughter favorite activity was building homes with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We have been to science centers on several continents and this was by far the worst. We were surprised by how outdated the science was & how broken most of the exhibits were. Our 15 year old was bored. Then we learned of a neighborhood shooting the evening of our visit! Sad that a city as great as Toronto has... More

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Central New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had heard that the Ontario Science Center was dated and not worth a visit unless there was a special exhibit. We had City Pass tickets and decided to visit - we were pleasantly surprised. While many of the exhibits could have used an update, we enjoyed ourselves in many of the interactive locations. We especially liked the continual linkage... More

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