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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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A Little Ordinary

There were a few interesting exhibits in the science centre however I found it to be a little... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bexxx333
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Sydney, Australia
Not up-to-date with maintenance.

Was charged full price, even though most of the exhibits were not working. The outside area was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Blackpoolrose77
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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An iconic cultural attraction, the Ontario Science Centre is a global leader in lifelong learning, welcoming more than 52 million visitors since opening its doors in 1969. As a convenor of public dialogue on technology, science and society, we provide collaborative experiences, support 21-century learning and spark youth innovation. The Science Centre conceives, designs and builds world-class exhibitions; we are dedicated to community outreach and serve as a vital link in Ontario's innovation and education ecosystems.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“human body” (49 reviews)
“imax movie” (42 reviews)
“all ages” (117 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
East York
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+1 416-696-1000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were a few interesting exhibits in the science centre however I found it to be a little dull. My 9 year old daughter loved it (I think the appeal for kids is lots of button pressing.) The extremely bad behaviour from the school groups...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was charged full price, even though most of the exhibits were not working. The outside area was not available even though it was a very hot day (and still charged full price). There were way too many things not working properly. The auditorium demonstration was...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here many times. It is always so interesting. The staff are very helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have season tickets every year and regularly visit the OSC with our grandchildren. Even though they have all been here many times before, it still always remains a great treat for them. they love it, and so do we. There is so much for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ontario Science Centre has some good points and not so good points. The exhibits are very hands on which is great for everyone. Right from the front of the building there are interactive experiences for the kids. A tip for those with the City...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks old and so do all the exhibits. There's so much reading in certain parts of the science centre that kids aged 10 would lose interest - and younger kids cannot even grasp that level of reading. I would not recommend a visit...More

2  Thank ManishaZaveri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best science center I’ve been too. My kids loved it!! There are 6 levels with a number of different topics/focuses. Sooooo much to do. You definitely need more than 3hrs to view/do everything. Under 2hrs for us wasn’t enough time. We came from the States...More

1  Thank Sky R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is loads to do at the science centre. It's a pretty big place and if you're not really into science this place will change your mind. There are tonnes of very knowledgeable staff around to answer all your questions. They also have a cafeteria...More

Thank Vanessa B
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

I grew up going to this science center. It was a must do 20+ years later when I visited with my own kids. They loved it and we had to pull them away from each room/section. We started at the kids and planetarium level then...More

1  Thank michellef16
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to numerous science-based centres in the UK over the past ten years or so, but this has to be the best one we’ve ever spent time at. There was plenty to capture our six-year-olds imagination as well as our 12-year-old. Also, for the...More

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4kleins2015
25 May 2018|
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Response from artymart | Reviewed this property |
I checked their website and their Accessibility Commitment says "The Ontario Science Centre is committed to welcoming people with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on our premises. We will also ensure... More
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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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