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Ontario Science Centre

770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
+1 416-696-1000
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New Appreciation

I recently visited the OSC after 20+ years. It was such a pleasant surprise and so much fun! I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful place for kids!

The science centre is a fabulous family outing. There is so many activities for kids to enjoy. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 50 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach now adopted by science centres around the world. Today, the Science Centre is an international leader in free-choice science learning and a key contributor to Ontario’s education and innovation ecosystem, offering lifelong learning through hands-on, engaging experiences. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. As a publicly assisted organization, the Science Centre relies on generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3, Canada
East York
+1 416-696-1000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited the OSC after 20+ years. It was such a pleasant surprise and so much fun! I can only speak to the area catered to toddlers/young kids as a great way to spend an afternoon. So many interactive ways to "play". We only...More

Thank butterf1y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The science centre is a fabulous family outing. There is so many activities for kids to enjoy. It is a wonderful learning centre. Perfect on a rainy day.

Thank Thequeenofchocolate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been waiting for my children now 7 and 10 to be old enough to go the Science Centre for an educational outing. Unfortunately most of the science is no longer there. It has been transformed into more of a noisy children's playground. It...More

Thank 746neilv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had always overlooked the OSC because on the map, it looks terribly far from us in downtown without a car. Truthfully? Its easy to get there!! We''ll be back! Our kid loved the hands on expansive play area on the lower level, so much...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 tools, music etc It gets it...More

Thank Emmanuel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

FIRST CLASS! very interesting plenty of room to walk around and take photos , staff really friendly .

Thank pip122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you are wearing comfy shoes, this place is huge. Tons of interactive spots, tons of learning, great day of fun for the whole family

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to GTA for the weekend and visited the science centre on a Sunday, and it was really busy. Pay parking only. The concrete bunker-style architecture is a bit drab, but the place is really old. Unfortunately the water organ out front wasn't running...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Wonderful place, kids get to build things, make machines and gadgets work, participate in demos. They will be involved for the whole day. Adults get to read and learn about Canada its History, about science. There is a coffee area that sells great coffee, I...More

Thank NikonGuy18105
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Full of experiments and demonstrations, it is hands on learning at its best. It has food, parking, but is a bit far out of downtown.

Thank paneb
East York
East York includes a portion of old, industrial
Toronto. Densely populated but incredibly safe, it
boasts some of the city's earliest gardens and
gardening clubs, attracting green thumbs everywhere.
The tranquility of the Don Valley River area, which is
rich with Toronto's oldest and tallest forests, is
supplemented by the large ensemble of authentic and
refurbished Edwardian homes, giving parts of East York
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Sidonya W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe it's $10.00 per day... there is no free parking around the area. It's totally worth it as you will be spending most of your day there. Lots of great things to see and do. I hope this was helpful...enjoy!
2 May 2017|
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Response from sunshineCDN123 | Reviewed this property |
Anytime of the year is a good time of the year to visit but I would go right when the Ontario Science Centre opens as it can get busy. Before going to the Ontario Science Centre I would look online at the time of the shows... More
Chanelle C
29 August 2016|
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Response from Yas72 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what kind of a person you are. If you read all the descriptions and try the stuff, I suggest between 3 to 4 hours, but if you are just one of those look and pass guys, then 1 to 2 will suffice.