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Ontario Science Centre

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East York
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Address: 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-696-1000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 50 million visitors since...

The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 50 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach now adopted by science centres around the world. Today, the Science Centre is an international leader in free-choice science learning and a key contributor to Ontario’s education and innovation ecosystem, offering lifelong learning through hands-on, engaging experiences. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. As a publicly assisted organization, the Science Centre relies on generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support.

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Still good but needs some TLC

This place is a blast for adults and kids - the exhibits are spread out - admittedly the layout can be a bit confusing - but there is a map with showtimes available at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bolton, Canada
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to spend the day. We were there from 10:30 to closing on summer weekday. Lots to see and do. Many hands-on exhibits. Friendly staff. Educational and fun

Thank Linda E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My 4 year old daughter loved the visit here. The Ripley's Believe It exhibit and planeterium was her absolute favourite. Recommended for a fantastic experience with your kids.

Thank Selvarani S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were fortunate that we had an entire day planned for this center.there were so many activities. The demonstrations were excellent. We really liked the lady who did electricity workshop. Kids were all glued to her show.I remember the students especially Victoria who was very nice and helped us in planning our day. The planetarium show is perfect for all... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our trips to the Science Center has been really interesting and educational. I see many kids going for their camps as well. I learned a lot and it was exciting to see rocks from millions of years ago. Staff are friendly and show you just everything. I encourage all families with kids in Toronto to visit the Ontario Science Centre.

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Bolton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a blast for adults and kids - the exhibits are spread out - admittedly the layout can be a bit confusing - but there is a map with showtimes available at the entrance but if its busy the person doesn't hand them but you can still pick one up Not all the exhibits are fully maintained -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

IMAX movie was really superb. All five of us really enjoyed it. Disappointed in that there is nothing but really awful fries or fruit for those with gluten issues. Lots of fun learning opportunities for all. We all got something new today. Nice for the kids to see how things actually work. I was disappointed by the quantity of exhibits... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasantly surprised, went to visit the zoo but because of a rain storm we changed our plans. Nice big place, lots to see and touch. Kids were entertained, some area are louder with kids screaming and running around.Glad there was lockers for rent to store our wet gear, didn't have to carry everything.You do have to pay extra for Imax.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This us a nicely laid out building. We had in our minds that it might be like the museum of science and industry in Chicago but it is not. It is very noisy both from the kids and displays. It was very packed, we had to wait about 45 minutes in line for parking. It was difficult to see much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place, lots of learning and fun! Took our 11 year old son and he had a blast... A few downfalls were... Dirty bathrooms, some exhibits were pretty dated, the restaurant seating was falling apart .... And the strangest, most awkward part was what was playing on the televisions at the restaurant (called a restaurant but really a cafeteria) ....... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember enjoying this museum as a child and wanted to take my own family here. Despite the wide age range of our children, this museum kept all of us entertained. I especially enjoyed the temporary Ripley's Believe It or Not exhibit.

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East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere. The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York allure. The other draw is for foodies: lovers of Bangladeshi fare will find authentic restaurants and markets in the area, with raw spices and desserts. East York also represents a lot of Toronto's Serbian food culture, and recently, has had an outcropping of solid microbrewery stops. For families, the science center is a favored weekend stop.
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