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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“human body” (45 reviews)
“imax movie” (38 reviews)
“all ages” (103 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
East York
+1 416-696-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall, a fun place to take the kids. There are some new areas and exhibits that everyone will enjoy. The show about energy is entertaining and educational. The building is old though and a few escalators were not working. Some areas are nice but for...More

Thank Tinahawaii
Reviewed 3 days ago

visited with my 19-yr old son, a budding engineer and lover of science. keep in mind that schools are out this time of year & you might encounter bus loads of school children as we did. It was a bit chaotic but nice to see...More

Thank romitoyloy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our 4.5 year old son here since we were in Toronto and the Zoo was closed. Admission was reasonable and I found a 20% off coupon making it even more affordable.Several school trip there but didnt affect us much since they were older....More

Thank JoDee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I love to take educational excursions; however, this museum was a disappointment. Much more geared to families with small children. Every bit of the museum caters to children at the expense of adult enjoyment. Too many activity centers, with (sorry parents) shrieking,...More

Thank Mindopoly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the bus to get there b/c of the city pass - Spent about 2 hours - As my husband is an engineer he thought the IMAX Dream Big would be good- uh, not really- it tried to hard to push some girl power agenda-...More

Thank Brenda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a great place to learn about science the kids love it and u can spend hours there overtime i visit Toronto this is always on my agenda

Thank ronpare8
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are extensive and there's tons of hands-on stuff to do. Seems like a lot of it is more suited to young kids, but my teenage daughter and I found plenty to stay amused.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive and a lot of the displays were broken, waste of , the only truly disappointing leg of our trip

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I brought my Grade 8's here and it was awesome. There are lots of things to see and do. The Imax was a highlight of our visit.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a weekend visit with the kids It has many activities for everyone within the family and kids could get a great chance of learning many things

Thank Mohammed A
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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When is a good time of the year to visit?
3 May 2017|
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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
Chanelle C
How long would you usually suggest it takes to go through?
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.
Charles H
If you had to choose between the Ontario Science Centre and the Toronto Zoo for a family of four with kids 5 and 8 who like both science and nature, which would you choose and why?
1 May 2016|
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Response from CatalystPromotions | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough question! It would have to depend on what special feature they have at the Science Center. Last year they had an incredible the science of Star Trek live show that was a lot of fun. Weather is a question... More