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Ontario Science Centre, Toronto

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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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  • A great place for a weekend visit with the kids It has many activities for everyone within the family and kids could get a great chance of learning many things  more »
  • Over crowded for 1000s of school children in field trip. My family couldn't get to or see any of the events. Left after las than an hour. Waste of time  more »
  • We were disappointed after our visit. The museum seems to be great for children but not for young adults. There are a lot of interactive activities, maybe too many? But then again, the kids around us ...  more »
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  • Kids had a blast! The old sections are still fun, even though there were a few out of order. The new exhibits are incredible and highly interactive. Would love to do the sleepover night with the family. Such a cool idea.
  • Great place! I used to visit all the time as a kid - I'm 20 years old now and figured I'd head back. It's still a great place! Admission is pretty cheap, especially for students. I spent 3.5 hours here, easily, and didn't even see everything. I missed a whole floor because the place was closing and I had to get out of there. Ultimately I'd say this is an enjoyable place for everyone; kids will love all of the activities and interactive stuff, and adults will probably walk out with some new knowledge.
  • It's hard to find a place that is entertaining for children of all ages and that keeps you coming back on a bi-weekly basis in our case. As a member, I am never bored. The Ontario Science Center has new exhibitions every once in while to make sure the visits remain interesting for the entire family. I am in Toronto for the next year or so and I always carve out time for this place. The kids love it!
  • The Science Center is PERFECT for kids. This was the first time I went with a more mature crowd from out of town and realized although they liked it, they didn't get to enjoy it. They didn't get to enjoy it because they bought the CityPass and we did a few locations in one day. If you are going to go, you need to be prepared to spend more than 2 hours and you need to be able to actually explore and touch the exhibits. That is what separates this from other venues more for the adult crowd. Where museums are for looking, the Science Center is there for touching! And experimenting. And reading. And enjoying their shows. Don't tell your kids to go there and "don't touch". EVERYTHING is for touching. That's why it brings out the kid in me.
  • THIS IS AWESOME I sear to god this can't get any better. This is a great place to go for your kids. it has a lot of sciency things for kids. my parents brought my brother and he enjoyed it so much. I can tell you it is perfect. It does cost a bit to get in there though.