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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

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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Memorable day with hands on exhibits

We made a day of it with my teens. We enjoyed the lower hands on rooms, but were surprised to see the middle Ball Room completely empty. We enjoyed the Omnimax movie on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Legal, Canada

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a 21 year old Food Science undergraduate so I may be bias, I love science and technology so all of it was interesting to me. My mum was also with me on this Canada trip from Scotland and even though she is more of an art and history type she still very much enjoyed the Science Centre. From... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our experience at the Science Centre was very disappointing. Many of the attractions on level 6 were broken. Activities had no supervision. Staff were almost non-existent. There was paper and other garbage all over the floor throughout the displays. The only positive experience was the woman explaining electricity. Unfortunately that area was so loud you often could not make out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have not been since school trips as a child. Lots of things to do for adults and children but plan your day.. certain shows are only on certain times and days. You may miss something you want to see. Give yourself lots of time to wander around .. touch.. see and feel. Lots of parking but it is a bit... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a curious sort at all, this is the place to be! Get all your questions answered in one amazing place. I have visited the Ontario Science Centre every year for 40 years and every time I go I see something new and exciting that I never new existed before. This place evolves so often, always something new... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did not know what to expect. I love science after visiting, that;s for sure. It was fund and a great experience. My son really enjoyed it too. Would go back again for sure.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't interesting, I have been in many museums like this and it was the worst... Complety Bored....

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for fun, observing, reading about things, strolling)...the kids (our teens) loved everything, especially the craft and nature areas, (although the scissors and glue guns need replacing)...Make sure you line up a half hour early to get a beanbag chair in the planetarium, not to be missed! You might hear the odd, tired, parent snoring in there during the... More 

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Legal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a day of it with my teens. We enjoyed the lower hands on rooms, but were surprised to see the middle Ball Room completely empty. We enjoyed the Omnimax movie on the Human Body. Would love to see even more science exhibits and no empty spaces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here almost 15 times over the last 26 years. (School trips/Family trips) This is by far the best place to take your kids while you visit Toronto, Ontario! There is just so much to do there, you'll have to comeback a few times to experience everything they have to offer. The Ontario Science Centre is open year round,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For people living in Toronto with young children a family membership at the Ontario Science Centre is a great idea. I have a 4 year old and 1 year old and I stop in to the Science Centre all the time, even for a couple of hours for them to run around and play. If you go early on the... More 

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