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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 - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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 communities...

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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Great for kids

We enjoyed this hands-on science center, but as adults, we often let the kids around go first. I found myself wishing our child were younger because she would have loved it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
New York
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this hands-on science center, but as adults, we often let the kids around go first. I found myself wishing our child were younger because she would have loved it.

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Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 12 year old and I went to the Science Centre and spent 4 fun hours at the site. There are LOTS of interactive exhibits there and experiments that you can do alone or with staff at set times. A little further out of the way, but well worth it.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Growing up in Toronto i figured who would want to go to the science center. My kids did, TWICE. They had such a great time on the first day and didn't come close to seeing everything that they asked to come again the very next day. with over 6 floors of excitement, imax, nature walks, special exhibits and tons of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On a rainy day good to do something indoors so we went to the science centre to check it out. This place is more for science lovers. The imax was pretty cool. More things to do for kids so won't recommend it for adults just imax is good for adults can buy tickets separate.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to visit regularly when my 30 something children were kids! We were happy to re-visit with our 9 and 11 year old grandsons and glad to see that there were lots of interesting interactive exhibits, with good descriptions and all in working order! (That's not a small thing in such a popular place.) There were some things that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

there is all the things u r looking for seriously u will love it make sure not to rush so not to miss the notes wriiten in the exibits

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family LOVES this place!!! We had membership for 2 years consecutively and go for the summer camp at least one week every year. We bring our friends here often, every time someone new visit us - we go there! Amazing place to spend your entire day, even every week. Our kids always find there something to do. In summer... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time visiting the Science Centre again. We particularly loved the human mechanics section testing our physical abilities with rowing, pumping and even ageing gracefully. This time around I managed to eat some barbecued crickets and my son had a hair raising moment in the science show. A great place to expand the mind.

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Kitchener, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went thinking it would be a fun way to spend a rainy summer day. Nope, not even close. There were so many summer camp groups there it was insane(Both from the science center and other camps). Not only were they rude, pushy, loud and inconsiderate the so called counselors had no control over them if they were even watching.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Ontario Science Centre today with my 13 year old son who loves science. Let me say, it was a test of our nerves and patience to survive that place!!! We both left frazzled and unhappy. During the summer it seems to be overrun with young kids' day camps. There are kids literally RUNNING everywhere. On every floor. The... More 

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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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