We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great play museum for young kids

We visited with a 2 and 6 year old, and unfortunately they wanted to spend all their time in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nicole L
,
Kitchener, Canada
A bit disappointing

The museum is nice and has a lot of attractions. Although this kind of museum is usually not just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bernardo D
,
Edmonton, Canada
Read all 1,530 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“human body” (48 reviews)
“imax movie” (42 reviews)
“all ages” (115 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
East York
CONTACT
770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
Call
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (1,530)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,320 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited with a 2 and 6 year old, and unfortunately they wanted to spend all their time in KidSpark so we didn't really get to explore all the areas. KidSpark is neat, very play based, but we would have happily avoided it with just...More

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum is nice and has a lot of attractions. Although this kind of museum is usually not just for kids, that was not the case for OSC. I have been to science museums more interesting. As a tourist, I would not recommend this museum...More

Thank Bernardo D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our three daughters ages 10, 7 and 7 here over the winter break. We were expecting it to be crowded but it wasn't as bad as we expected. Both our kids and ourselves enjoyed the interactive displays. It has changed a lot since I...More

Thank D7861QTsusanm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very mean to my kids. They were playing with one of the interactive games, and a lady told them to be quiet because they were being loud. There were other children screaming and laughing, but the lady didn't say a word after that. Very terrible...More

Thank chaserpaps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I hadn't been to the science centre in ages, my boyfriend & I went & had a great time. We ran out of time & can't wait to go back. We sat in on a show and walked around for hours. Can't wait to...More

Thank Najat M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the OSC when my child was younger and it was better as there are a few learning areas for young kids. It was a different experience this time going with a kid who was 9.5. I also don't know if the OSC...More

Thank JMcD1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place really is amazing - it's for all ages. A little expensive but at the end of the day it's well worth it. Lots of fun and really educational too. Not so much a tourist attraction as it is an experience. If you are...More

1  Thank Carmel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for the family and travelers to Toronto alike. Top attraction. Although this is a museum really this is much more than that.. it has hands on activities IMAX movie films great for kids

Thank Hello T
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I'll come in from a different perspective aside from all the cool science-y things and making it fun for all ages... As in the title, I've been a member for coming on 8 years but why I stay on as a valued member is their...More

Thank DukeP31
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Great place to spend the day for kids of all ages! We love science centers and this is our favorite due to all the hands on fun exhibits. No matter what your interests there is a little something for everyone. I would suggest getting there...More

Thank Torrie N
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 138 hotels in Toronto
The Hazelton Hotel
741 reviews
4.09 miles away
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
2,560 reviews
3.91 miles away
The Adelaide Hotel, Toronto
1,977 reviews
4.97 miles away
The Omni King Edward Hotel
3,749 reviews
4.92 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Diwan Restaurant
147 reviews
.78 miles away
Adamson Barbecue
69 reviews
.70 miles away
Bamiyan Kabob
152 reviews
.53 miles away
Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill
95 reviews
.82 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Aga Khan Museum
640 reviews
.79 miles away
The Ismaili Centre
11 reviews
.68 miles away
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
5 reviews
.80 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lucy12781
15 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Sidonya W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe it's $10.00 per day... there is no free parking around the area. It's totally worth it as you will be spending most of your day there. Lots of great things to see and do. I hope this was helpful...enjoy!
1
Vote
ssm23arr
2 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from sunshineCDN123 | Reviewed this property |
Anytime of the year is a good time of the year to visit but I would go right when the Ontario Science Centre opens as it can get busy. Before going to the Ontario Science Centre I would look online at the time of the shows... More
2
Votes
Chanelle C
29 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Yas72 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what kind of a person you are. If you read all the descriptions and try the stuff, I suggest between 3 to 4 hours, but if you are just one of those look and pass guys, then 1 to 2 will suffice.
2
Votes