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Ontario Science Centre

Address: 770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-696-1000
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Ranked #44 of 269 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We went with my nephews and their parents to spend a rainy Sunday. The boys, 8 and 10, were occupied all day and they seemed to enjoy the exhibits. Lunch was nothing special but there was a variety targeted for children. We hit the IMAX and all said they enjoyed it as well. If I lived in Toronto I would... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Pretty disappointing. We were expecting so much more. It was good for families who had young children, as there were a lot of juvenile interactive play exhibits. However, for adults or teenagers, it's not very interesting (and I love museums and learning, and I don't expect to be entertained). Many of the exhibits were like giant poster boards. Some information... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Went with children, young adults and older adults. Was a wonderful day with lots of fun experiences had by all. My 9 year old enjoyed it the most and we landed up spending most of the day there. Great attraction!

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have been here many, many times for school trips but I love it just as much every time. There is SO MUCH to do and see and read and learn about, I definitely don't think it can all be done in one day. There are different exhibits and sometimes there are special, limited time ones, such as body worlds... More 

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London, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The last time I was at the Science Centre was in February 2013. What a waste of time and money. The museum is old, outdated and extremely boring. All the interactive exhibits and fun has been removed from the museum and replaced with broken, closed or old exhibits. This museum is not worth what we paid and I refuse to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a whole-day destination for kids. There are so many activities, and almost all of the exhibits are in working order. Not only do they have interactive displays that illustrate some physical or chemical principles, but they also provide opportunities for arts and craft, offering interesting materials and tools. We made a big airplane out of cardboard, using a... More 

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Lancaster, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Spent about 5 hours exploring this interactive museum with my family, a few of the exhibits were broken or out of order but not excessive for such a hands on place, my kids enjoyed it but feed them before you go or it will cost you, the cafeteria is pricey.

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noneya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had passes and sprang it on the kids (10 & 13) as a surprise. I was excited to bring them and their responses were ‘ugh, do I have to? and okay if you want us to’. Not what I was expecting but they say they are tired of it. They have gone with schools, way back with daycare, a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went there because it was one of the citypass attractions and we were expecting that adults could also have fun and enjoy the science center but we found lots of parents taking their children and school groups there. It was kind of disappointing.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family and I went to visit the science center for a few hours but could easily have been there from opening to closing. The fee for parking is 10$, there are also lockers available for a dollar or so to keep your jackets. We went to the magic show and it was funny and entertaining. There were other shows... More 

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