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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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An amazing place

If you have an hour to spare and have children to amaze The Science Center has been achieving presenting Toronto and visitors with the marvels of science for decades. Exciting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
skaszab2016
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very disappointed in the new memberships. Increasing price to loose all my perks AND my 3rd CHILD FREE, will now have to pay more yearly, full for parking, no perks at all and still have to pay the yearly including an adult that never uses it. Even going one step up will be $175 plus parking each time and that's... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I remember going to the Science Centre as a kid myself once or twice, but haven't been there in probably forty years. This past weekend I was looking for something to keep my kids (aged 4 and 6) entertained for an hour or two and decided to bring them there. I could not get my kids to leave. They were... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bring the entire family. Loads to do. Many interactive things to do and try. A great learning experience. If you have friends visiting from elsewhere you must take them here. I loved this place as kid and still do all these years later.

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Barrie, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Deeply disappointed absolutely nothing has been updated easily 60% of the stuff doesn't work or is broke I think with the amount that they charge for you to enter they should take some of that money and invest it in upgrades updates maintenance of equipment I would not recommend the science center anybody

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place. Would go back each year if I could. The last time I was here I brought my 4 year old (at the time) daughter who absolutely loved the experience. Great for adults and children alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful learning centre for all ages.There is a fee for admission but worth the price of admission.

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

If you have an hour to spare and have children to amaze The Science Center has been achieving presenting Toronto and visitors with the marvels of science for decades. Exciting interactive exhibits and hands on presentations abound. The staff are most helpful and fun. Ever fresh new exhibits are presented often for our enjoyment.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They are often changing the content so it does not get boring. So may interesting things. Did not get through all of it. A must do while in Toronto

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I honestly love since but... well, spending time there as a lone adult, the experience was distinctively underwhelming. I can see why NcklIrox said the place should be renamed to KIDS science center. Maybe I'll come back one day with a bunch of mini-mes and see a different side. Anyway, the 22 dollars entrance fee is definitely steep. Sigh.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked the area for children very hands on. The kid's grocery store was cute and had cash registers to "check out" your food items. Had a small rock wall for kid's to climb. We didn't get a chance to see everything because we ran out of time. I think there are trails you can walk outside.

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Staying in East York

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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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