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“Very okayish”

Ontario Science Centre
Ranked #73 of 555 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An iconic cultural attraction, the Ontario Science Centre is a global leader in lifelong learning, welcoming more than 52 million visitors since opening its doors in 1969. As a convenor of public dialogue on technology, science and society, we provide collaborative experiences, support 21-century learning and spark youth innovation. The Science Centre conceives, designs and builds world-class exhibitions; we are dedicated to community outreach and serve as a vital link in Ontario's innovation and education ecosystems.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The place looks old and so do all the exhibits. There's so much reading in certain parts of the science centre that kids aged 10 would lose interest - and younger kids cannot even grasp that level of reading. I would not recommend a visit here. I have been to science centres in several international cities and this one did not add up at all.

3  Thank ManishaZaveri
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Best science center I’ve been too. My kids loved it!! There are 6 levels with a number of different topics/focuses. Sooooo much to do. You definitely need more than 3hrs to view/do everything. Under 2hrs for us wasn’t enough time. We came from the States to visit so unfortunately that was our only visit opportunity. I was really really pleased with all the hands on things to do, the layout and informative type of things they had. Kids 1 year to at least 10 yrs old would enjoy. DEFINITELY TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO THIS AWESOME CENTER!!!! 10 out of 10!

2  Thank Sky R
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

There is loads to do at the science centre. It's a pretty big place and if you're not really into science this place will change your mind. There are tonnes of very knowledgeable staff around to answer all your questions. They also have a cafeteria with plenty of food options. This is a great place for young and older kids.

Thank Vanessa B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I grew up going to this science center. It was a must do 20+ years later when I visited with my own kids. They loved it and we had to pull them away from each room/section. We started at the kids and planetarium level then worked our back to the entrance. We went on Good Friday so it was quite busy! We would have stayed longer if it wasn't so crowded.

Make sure to show your AAA/CAA for discounts. Made it quite affordable (with US exchange rate).

We will definitely be back and highly recommend it :)

1  Thank michellef16
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to numerous science-based centres in the UK over the past ten years or so, but this has to be the best one we’ve ever spent time at. There was plenty to capture our six-year-olds imagination as well as our 12-year-old. Also, for the adults, there was ample innovative displays, varying from hands-on, to read aloud, to the immersive cinema. Our only complaint was that there was too much to take in for just one day! The cafe was good too with plenty of choice of hot food and cold, and reasonably priced too.

1  Thank T H
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