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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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An amazing place

If you have an hour to spare and have children to amaze The Science Center has been achieving presenting Toronto and visitors with the marvels of science for decades. Exciting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful learning centre for all ages.There is a fee for admission but worth the price of admission.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have an hour to spare and have children to amaze The Science Center has been achieving presenting Toronto and visitors with the marvels of science for decades. Exciting interactive exhibits and hands on presentations abound. The staff are most helpful and fun. Ever fresh new exhibits are presented often for our enjoyment.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They are often changing the content so it does not get boring. So may interesting things. Did not get through all of it. A must do while in Toronto

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I honestly love since but... well, spending time there as a lone adult, the experience was distinctively underwhelming. I can see why NcklIrox said the place should be renamed to KIDS science center. Maybe I'll come back one day with a bunch of mini-mes and see a different side. Anyway, the 22 dollars entrance fee is definitely steep. Sigh.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really liked the area for children very hands on. The kid's grocery store was cute and had cash registers to "check out" your food items. Had a small rock wall for kid's to climb. We didn't get a chance to see everything because we ran out of time. I think there are trails you can walk outside.

Thank erin536
Cannington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to go and spend the day! There is so much to do, and its never the same. No matter how many times we go, the staff is friendly, and we never grow bored!!! Worth the money. Bring your own lunch and save! Make sure to charge your batteries and take lots of pictures!!!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so interactive and fun that people of all ages will find something they love. But, for the children, this place is a gold mine!! What a way to teach children, by having them involved in all the activities. Personally, I went into the KidZone and played with the exhibits in there! LOL I didn't care, it was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I just renewed our memberships again - 4th Year. We have been taking our grandchildren to science centers in Toronto, Ottawa, Fort Myers, Orlando - anywhere we find ourselves. A Season Pass allows entry for an adult and two children/youths so it is an inexpensive AND educational day out for everyone! Not all science centers match the... More 

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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is huge and has a lot of things to do, specially if you're going with kids! We spent 4h there and were not able to see everything! I got really sad because the line for the Planetarium was bigger than it should and we couldn't get in... If you want to go, get there 20 min earlier!

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been 10 years since I last visited the Science Center. My 20 year old son and I decided to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon there. What a pleasant surprise to see the old activities/exhibits integrated with the new. It was a good trip down memory lane and we will definitely be back! Only suggestion is to... 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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