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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 - 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

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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Always nice and educational

Great place for kids. A little pricey. Has things for everyone. They always have 3D movies and an IMAX dome screen which is fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

May be interesting for kids up to like 14 y/o. Why isn't it called kids science centre? No adult without kids will have any interest in anything in this place and trust me i LOVE science and cosmology and I was so excited to go here hence my huge disappointment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what a wonderful day trip for families a must for all who love discovery and science ;great exibits ;fun for all

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the afternoon - me and my 14 year old son - and it was good, I would make a few suggestions for you, and a few for the science centre.... The science centre is a great resource, but here, it's best to be a tourist - i.e. don't try to teach a lesson plan - this place... More 

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Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the premier science museums in North America. They currently have a traveling exhibit on extreme weather which is hands on for children and very well done. There are also new permanent exhibits and the Quest for Truth which handles human diversity and similarities. A great day out!

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids were so excited to go to the Science Centre based on their experience in our local Regina one. However we found very little to keep their attention here. The only really interactive and fun stuff was in the KidsPark, and it was insanely busy with school trips and unmonitored kids. The rest of the Science Centre would probably... More 

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Wiarton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much here you almost can't do it justice in a day. If you love Science and learning, go! Check out their special events as well. We went during a special display which I heard about on CBC Radio.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place for kids. A little pricey. Has things for everyone. They always have 3D movies and an IMAX dome screen which is fun.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I were on an anniversary weekend and decided to have this as one of our stops to visit. I had never been there and thought it would be great to visit. I would highly recommend this for the kids, it is a great place to have the kids learn about different things. Seeing an old rotary phone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is a huge science centre. They have an incredible amount of interactive activites that are sure to please everyone in your family. The place is always busy which can be annoying as you have to wait in line for things, but other than that they have excellent attractions. My kids loved the Kids Zone which is home to child... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 

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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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