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. 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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  • It is a place of science but for children up to 12 years I was with my 16 year old son and it was all very simple and very extensive walking places.. .no the recommend if you go ride
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  • 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...  more »
  • FIRST CLASS! very interesting plenty of room to walk around and take photos , staff really friendly .  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.

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