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Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

(3.6/5 based on 1,300+ 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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  • My 14 year old daughter and I visited on a weekday and although we saw a few interesting exhibits our general impression was that they tried to accommodate too many school groups on a single day. It f...  more »
  • The Ontario science centre is an amazing place for kids to learn all about science.there hands on things for them to do that will keep them occupied for hours.Theres also lots of interesting things to...  more »
  • First of all, is is the biggest science centre I have ever been. I don't think my husband and I did a third of the facility (time restraints for us personally)! There is so much to do and see here, li...  more »
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  • I love this place. It has something entertaining for every age group. I volunteered every time one of my daughters classes went on a field trip. We even go on our own. One time we watched a demonstration on how to make our own paper.! Loved it! Highly interactive and good for the whole family.
  • Haven't been there in years so it was great to go back and see whats new. The exhibits are fantastic and love that there is a spot for the wee ones to explore too. Lots of fun stuff to do on the sixth level especially... great planetarium show... the exhibits could be labeled better on the elevator guide. There was no real indication what most of the stuff was. but that was the only drawback
  • Lots to see, touch, turn, twist, shake, squeeze and learn. Interesting things for most ages. Some exhibits are a bit old and a few out of order, but the sheer variety of activities is huge. Plan on spending at least half a day there. A full day would be easy to do. Most exhibits are interactive making the learning fun but without making it seem tedoius or boring.
  • A gem in Toronto. The newly renovated area for kids 8 and under is amazing. It would take days to experience everything in this area alone. It's full of immersive, whole-body learning experiences for little kids where you don't have to tell them "no" and "don't touch that". I highly recommend.
  • 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.