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Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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. Take a look at our Toronto travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Ontario Science Centre and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you are not with children aboard, there is a great possibility to thwart a little with this museum. It has its interesting points, but for adults, really, is not the most memorable attractions. Is away from the city centre. It is beautiful, is part of the selection of the CityPass, but is not mandatory. If you have little time, take the other attractions.
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  • This place is so huge. You will need a full day to see the whole place. Its great for both kids and adults w/ so much to take in. 
  • This is a wonderful science center. Activities are available for all ages.nmany friendly and informative staff 
  • The Ontario Science Centre is a great place to visit. There are lots of activities for both children and adults. In addition to their regular exhibits, they have limited time exhibits that are changed every few months, so there's something new if you visit a few times a year. There is a phone charging station in the downstairs cafeteria. I'd recommend bringing your own food as the cafeteria food isn't great and it is overpriced. Overall though, the Science Centre is a great place to visit for a day.
  • A fantastic science museum. Tons and tons of hands on exhibits for children of all ages. It is built on the side of a hill so each floor is staggered. Make sure to watch the electricity show. It is great for kids with long hair. On nice days you can go through some gardens and use a neat wooden slide down the side of the hill. This is a must do if you have kids in Toronto.
  • FUN and GREAT FOR THE KIDS! Let them experiment with machines, technology, scientific measures, and maybe even educate them while they're having fun! Just please, DO NOT buy their cafeteria food! It's expensive, bring you own food, you are allowed to do that.
  • An excellent museum with the fun of a theme park. Plenty to keep children and adults interested and engaged. Ample parking, healthy lunch options in the café, and a beautiful, sprawling Canadian brutalist building that seems hewn from its site.
  • This is a neat place but alot of the hands on exhibits are broken. About 30% don't seem to work. Also, we saw the Imax movie. You can see the seams in the screen through the light parts of the movie. We also had one rude staff member while waiting to enter the movie. Apparently the entrance to the Science Center IS on the second floor. Going up the stairs puts you on the third floor. Your not supposed to enter there, even when a staff member takes your tickets there.... We did not spend enough time to see much of the displays. The exhibits we did see seem to be aimed at kids 4-10 yoa. Our teenagers were bored so we left earlier.
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