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“Wonderful for people of all ages”

Ontario Science Centre
Ranked #38 of 515 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
268 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wonderful for people of all ages”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

You need a minimum of three hours to visit this center and that excludes viewing any films. It is a powerhouse of exhibits on all subject matter you just need to go

Visited May 2014
1 Thank grandma4920
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Aurora, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“"Jerusalem" IMAX movie”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Lovely movie - story of 3 young women - Jewish, Muslim, Catholic and their views of Jerusalem. Recommend sitting in back half of the theatre for optimum effect

Visited May 2014
1 Thank chimomk
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Saskatoon, Sask.
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Interesting but can be noisy”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We made a quick stop to have lunch with our niece, who works there, and was able to go through a few exhibits. Unfortunately, a large entourage of high school students were making a visit at the same time. Too noisy and uncontrolled by teachers, it was difficult to try the hands-on exhibits. Due to their limited hours, you couldn't visit the centre outside of school hours.

It would be nice to have at least one evening a week that it is opened for those who like to visit without all the noise.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank ProsaicTraveller
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Oshawa, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lots To Do for All Ages!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

The Science Centre has so much to see and do for all ages, everyone in the family will have a great time! More than just sciencey stuff too!

Visited June 2013
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Maple Creek, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Still good fun but used to be better”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I went with my cousin and we couldn't believe how much was gone that we used to enjoy so much. The area for younger kids is great but isn't much good for those older than 10! The IMAX is the best attraction now unless there are specific exhibits in place that you want to see. The bird's eye view was my favourite but there was so much more that is gone now. Maybe I'll ask for a guided tour to see what I might be missing next time! On the whole it is great for a rainy day in TO but I'd skip it if it's sunny and warm!

Visited June 2013
Thank Luv2Travel8473
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