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“Highlight of our trip to Toronto” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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Ranked #67 of 614 things to do in Toronto
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
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Trenton, Michigan
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“Highlight of our trip to Toronto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I just asked my (then-10 year-old) daughter what her favorite part of our trip to Toronto was last July and she responded - without hesitation, "the science center". I then asked her if she had a favorite exhibit, and she said "all of them".
I think the same could be said for the rest of our family, as well. It was truly the highlight of our trip. From the Rainforest, to the exhibit on the human body, to the Science Arcade, and finally - our families' personal favorite and where we spent most of our time - the Innovation Center. I could have spent the entire day in that one exhibit! Our kids made their very own shoe out of different materials, were able to create their own stop-motion movie, experimented with sound...the fun never ended!

There is a great cafe to eat at with many healthy (and not-so-healthy) options available. If visiting in the summer get there before the typical lunch rush so you can get a seat. Otherwise, the large summer camp groups will take over and you'll be waiting quite awhile to find a spot to sit.

Yes, there are a lot of kids, so if you don't like kids, don't come here! Not quite sure why anyone would come here with the expectation that there wouldn't be any kids. It's a great place for them to come and learn and get some hand-on experience with some amazing science - something all kids nowadays could use.

Parking is easy and costs $10, payable upon entry.

Our tickets to the OSC were part of our City Pass (which I HIGHLY recommend getting!). Not sure what general, regular admission is.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Memorable and Informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Prepare to jolt all your sensations as you visit exhibits. Awesome place for families. Parents are happy. Kids are happy. Wished I could stay there for another day. Imax and the Human Body were my faves. Kids asking when we are going again.

Visited November 2013
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Ontario, Canada
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“Great place to spend a weekend day with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Excellent place for kids and adults alike. Nice exhibits; the last exhibit The Body can be interesting for both kids and young adults; can easily spend there whole day

Visited January 2014
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ottawa
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“Kids only ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Not a place unless you have kids. Lots of wasted space. Most exhibits are out of date. for being the Ontario science centre figured it would be a lot better. There are a lot better science centres in Ontario for less.

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Montreal, Canada
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“Great for kids and adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I loved it! You need at least a day to see everything. Great place for the entire family! A lot of shows (chemistry "What's the matter", Planetarium, etc) . I liked the most the department about tolerance and about giving birth. Really worth seeing. There are a lot of games to play for kids, as well.

Visited December 2013
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