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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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I feel compelled to write a review on the Ontario Science Center. I visited the Center several... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer J
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Fredericton, Canada
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Interesting. If you go during the day, expect lots of young children and loud noise! My favourite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
waxxxxxx
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 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 6 days ago via mobile

I feel compelled to write a review on the Ontario Science Center. I visited the Center several times as a child during school trips and with my family on different occasions. After moving out of province and now visiting Toronto someone suggested a trip to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting. If you go during the day, expect lots of young children and loud noise! My favourite was the virtual reality. You have to be at least 13 years old to try it so there was no line up for that one. Very expensive for...More

Thank waxxxxxx
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took an International Exchange Student here. It was on his bucket list. Thoroughly enjoyable experience including the IMAX Dome Theatre. One interesting and educational exhibit after another. So much to learn for both kids and adults.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Use your City Pass! This was not as spectacular as I was expecting, but a very informative. Children will love this place. Adults will learn alot too. The people that work here are very helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous. This is the 1st place that I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's obvious that the building is old and lacks maintenance. Start with floor 6 and go up. Beware of noisy kids groups. The restaurant is very expensive and low-quality. Bring your own food and water. The toilets could have been cleaner.

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Thank Bexxx333
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

1  Thank Blackpoolrose77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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 4 May 2018 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

4  Thank Paul T
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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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4kleins2015
26 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
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
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