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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
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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Fantastic place to take inquisitive youngsters

We took our 2 grandsons here in August 2026 & we all had a really good visit. Hot chocolate and cookies was a great hit before we started our visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kids ages 3 and 6 years old have been going here for a couple years now with Gold Memberships. Get there right when the museum opens as you will be the only ones there and ahead of the crowd. Bring lunch as it's too expensive and crowded to eat in the cafeteria. We visit at least twice a month as... More 

Thank Flemellos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our 2 grandsons here in August 2026 & we all had a really good visit. Hot chocolate and cookies was a great hit before we started our visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest I really couldn't be bothered going to this as I get dragged to similar places wherever we go. However, I had to eat humble pie as it was excellent. The exhibits were all hands on (and they all worked!) and good fun/informative for adults and children alike. A party of school children in the imax were very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here with my family and a friends family. It's laid out extremely well and in such a way that there is always lots for everyone to see. The exhibits are such that they're appealing to adults and children alike and always interesting. Attention is paid to details with little things that help the visitors learn, such as regular... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need a whole day for this fabulous place, full of hands on fascinations and treats, especially on the sixth floor.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best science center that I've ever seen - several novelties where you learn a lot - good for kids as well as for teens and adults

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ontario Science Centre is a great place, always new to me no matter how often I go, but the main reason I go is IMAX films. Each one is a worth of trip!! Highly suggest to all ages!

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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were there is was so busy it was hard to get near anything. Also too many parents who do not supervise their children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit here on the recommendation of our server in a local restaurant. It cost us $22 each (a bit less for students and seniors) and a further $10 parking. We consider it money well spent as you really can spend a full day here as there is so much to see. They also show IMAX movies for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so huge. You will need a full day to see the whole place. Its great for both kids and adults w/ so much to take in.

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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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