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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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More for the kids.

We felt that this place was definitely more geared towards the kids. As young adults there wasn't... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2016
Swimallfly
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Detroit, Michigan
rich experience visiting ontario science centre

With hundreds of exhibits in a variety of exhibition halls plus visiting exhibitions, one visit... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
Sarah B
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Montreal, Canada
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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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“human body” (48 reviews)
“imax movie” (40 reviews)
“all ages” (112 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
East York
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We felt that this place was definitely more geared towards the kids. As young adults there wasn't much for us to do. It also was pretty far outside of the city.

Thank Swimallfly
Reviewed 23 January 2016

With hundreds of exhibits in a variety of exhibition halls plus visiting exhibitions, one visit doesn’t scratch the surface. Communication, Sport, Human Body and The Living Earth are a few of the in-depth exhibits worth exploring, along with a film at the OMNIMAX movie theatre,...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This was hard to get to, not off the subway like I was told. There was not much to do or see. Only give yourself and hour to go through it, so not good for the money spent. Go to the Edmonton Science Centre instead.

Thank genna2016
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I swear, all the things in Ontario and we used to end up here 95% of the time. Which was absolutely fine, because it's incredible. Well worth the trip, especially on a rainy day! Great for families. Try avoiding weekends. But during the week there...More

Thank Emcintaggart
Reviewed 21 January 2016

They have an entire floor dedicated for kids. Just make sure you keep an eye on them because it's easy for them to get lost in the crowd.

Thank iliketravel99
Reviewed 18 January 2016

There is so much to do and see here. Been coming here since I was young and still remember many things I learned about, saw and got to touch hands on. Taking my kids there now brings back a lot of those memories and hopefully...More

Thank masher_99
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Kind of like the Science and Industry Museum in Chicago, The Ontario Science Center has a ton to things to see and do. From electricity to life sciences, the exhibits are fun and accessible. You could probably spend all day there if you wanted.

Thank BuffaloTex
Reviewed 16 January 2016

We were members of this attraction for a number of years where we brought our grandchildren. They were enthralled with it as it caters to every age. They have a "2 kids centres" and many exhibits for the older patrons. The staff is very child...More

Thank Audrey73Toronto
Reviewed 16 January 2016

well maintained. I was looking forward to finally visiting but was upset when the tour was quickly over because of how small it was. I had higher expectations. One time deal for me.

Thank Kaylam20166
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The science centre caters to all ages. The movies are an additional cost (some are worth it, others not so much). Food is reasonably priced but not a great selection. You are better off going to a restaurant outside of the Science Centre or McDonalds...More

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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
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Lucy12781
15 August 2017|
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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!
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ssm23arr
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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
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Chanelle C
29 August 2016|
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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.
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