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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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Silver Member since 2011...and will continue to be so!

I'll come in from a different perspective aside from all the cool science-y things and making it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Making Science Fun!

Great place to spend the day for kids of all ages! We love science centers and this is our favorite... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Torrie N
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
East York
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'll come in from a different perspective aside from all the cool science-y things and making it fun for all ages... As in the title, I've been a member for coming on 8 years but why I stay on as a valued member is their...More

Thank DukeP31
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to spend the day for kids of all ages! We love science centers and this is our favorite due to all the hands on fun exhibits. No matter what your interests there is a little something for everyone. I would suggest getting there...More

Thank Torrie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

there was so much to see and do. hand on things, ans well as items in glass showcases. Top marks for inters=esteing day out

Thank j0se12345678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited the OSC after 20+ years. It was such a pleasant surprise and so much fun! I can only speak to the area catered to toddlers/young kids as a great way to spend an afternoon. So many interactive ways to "play". We only...More

1  Thank butterf1y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The science centre is a fabulous family outing. There is so many activities for kids to enjoy. It is a wonderful learning centre. Perfect on a rainy day.

Thank Thequeenofchocolate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been waiting for my children now 7 and 10 to be old enough to go the Science Centre for an educational outing. Unfortunately most of the science is no longer there. It has been transformed into more of a noisy children's playground. It...More

Thank 746neilv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had always overlooked the OSC because on the map, it looks terribly far from us in downtown without a car. Truthfully? Its easy to get there!! We''ll be back! Our kid loved the hands on expansive play area on the lower level, so much...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

How could I say that..we came to spend 2 hours, thinking that would be enough for our 9yo son.. oh boy !..we came back the day after for more. And did not see the time flying. Workshop, space, science tools, music etc It gets it...More

Thank Emmanuel D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

FIRST CLASS! very interesting plenty of room to walk around and take photos , staff really friendly .

Thank pip122
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Make sure you are wearing comfy shoes, this place is huge. Tons of interactive spots, tons of learning, great day of fun for the whole family

Thank Samantha F
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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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!
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
30 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.