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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  • We have a 2 and 3 yr old. It was forecasted to rain the whole day so we decided to go science center. We have been to other science centers and this one has a bigger space for little kids to enjoy. We...  more »
  • My son likes to come here. Learning more about science. Sparks is the best area. He also enjoys the wood slide.  more »
  • I took my 3.5 year old here for a day visit. He had a good time however most exhibits were not geared towards his age group. The facility is very large so he got a lot of energy out running around! Th...  more »
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  • I really like it. The kids enjoy it and have a great day. To finish it all in one day you need to come on Sat as they close at 8:00 otherwise it will be hard to finish in one day. It has a lot of activities and things you do by hand. You can come many times and you will enjoy it every time. They have great shows. I recommend to be a member.
  • The science centre is easily the most fun place to be. Our 7 year old described it as "TOO much fun." I'm 27 years old and absolutely loved it. I had a ball. I would literally go back by myself that's how awesome it is. Great for kids, great for families and great for dates surprisingly. Lots to talk about and fun to have while you're there.
  • Great place to learn about new things and to let kids explore. Many people aren't aware of the fact that there's also a high school program present in the form of the Ontario Science Centre Science School, which allows students the opportunity to spend a semester of grade 12 in the building. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities and as a student who was a part of it I can say I appreciate the friendships I've formed through it, as well as the education I received. If there's one point of improvement I could see for the Science Centre it's to develop more exhibits for teenagers and adults. While it's crucial for kids to get into science at an early age, many adults don't have the opportunity until later in life and would benefit greatly from areas geared more towards their age group.
  • This place is fantastic! I loved coming here as a kid and came the other day with my kids. There are so many levels, and things to see or do! It's always busy, but not as busy on a week day...but that might change in the summer. We spent about 5 hours here. That's not including the break for food. Definitely an all day trip! Perfect for the whole family!
  • Overall it makes for a good experience, especially if you have not been there before, however I would have given it three stars if I didn’t care to support them. They absolutely had some good exhibits which are great for kids, however many hadn’t been updated since I was a young elementary student myself. Many interactive features/games didn’t work well or at all. For people in their mid-twenties and up without kids, I would not recommend the visit if you are paying full price and there are no special exhibits. If it’s one of your options in mind for your Toronto City Pass, it might not end up being a best choice if you may find the things I mentioned an issue.
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