Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

3.7
Interact with exhibits at Ontario Science Centre, opened in 1969 and designed to naturally descend into and follow the contours of the Don River ravine. Get hands-on with over 800 displays sprawled across three main pavilions. Kids can learn about science by playing games and attending daily demonstrations. Catering to the entire family, the museum also features a planetarium and a dome theater, as well as many exhibits offering insight into biology, space travel, and technological innovations. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ontario Science Centre and many more Toronto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Toronto trip itinerary planner .
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  • Took our three daughters ages 10, 7 and 7 here over the winter break. We were expecting it to be crowded but it wasn't as bad as we expected. Both our kids and ourselves enjoyed the interactive displa...  more »
  • Very mean to my kids. They were playing with one of the interactive games, and a lady told them to be quiet because they were being loud. There were other children screaming and laughing, but the lady...  more »
  • Although I hadn't been to the science centre in ages, my boyfriend & I went & had a great time. We ran out of time & can't wait to go back. We sat in on a show and walked around for hours. Can't wait ...  more »
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  • So the Ontario Science center is one of the best known place to take your kids on a day off. So it gets really full and not all parents are as willing to ask their kids to share. If you get over that, you'll have a good time. They have a few shows that are very well done with lots of interaction. I wish there were more showings though. It's nice that they have a reciprocal membership agreement with other Science centers and museums. However for family memberships they ask that both adult members name appear on the card even if that's not how your hometown museum does it. Food there is ok, but ridiculously over priced.
  • Our group of 10 ranged between 15 months and 38 years old and absolutely all of us had an awesome time! The staff were super friendly, helpful and entertained us with magic tricks. The exhibits and activities were all in excellent repair and tidy. Our only complaints were that we would have liked to stay longer than the hours of Operation allowed and that the food selection was pretty bare bones. That said we will certainly be back as the kids are already excitedly discussing the things they will do next time.
  • The best place to learn science. Tons of activities. Kids can learn about Electricity, the human body, mechanics, energy, 3D printing and artwork, live shows on science, inspiring 3D IMAX movies on science, technology and nature, and so on. There is a restaurant as well as two kid play areas where they can not only play but learn at the same time. Once you decided purchase an yearly pass if you want to really learn about all since one day is not enough to see all. Besides you will have a reason to attend special events. You can attend events happening outside the centre free although you need to pay $10 for parking if you are not an yearly member. There are several levels of memberships and parking privileges. Even though this place is open almost everyday of the year I would rather this is open longer on weekdays or on Sundays.
  • What an amazing place to go and explore. This place has many attractions and exhibits to see and try. I would recommend this place to all ages old and young alike. They have cool stations to try out. Nice food court and of course their store to buy stuff before you leave for friends and family
  • This place is timeless. I've been visiting the OSC since I was in high school back in the early 90s. It' s different every time I go. Even back when I used to visit it during the free admission hours every week, there was something different to see. My two girls (1 and 4 years old) and wife loved their first visit also!

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