Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto: Hours, Address, Ontario Science Centre Reviews: 4/5

Ontario Science Centre
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Where questions spark discovery! The Ontario Science Centre invites you to an exciting visit full of exploration, adventure and innovation! Visitors of all ages can explore more than 500 interactive exhibits, take in live science demonstrations, check out a real-life rain forest and a science arcade and discover the wonders of the galaxy in the Space Hall, home to Toronto’s only public planetarium. Experience how thrilling films can be on our giant screen inside Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre (film tickets sold separately). Science at Home: Science is everywhere, and learning can happen anywhere. That’s why, during our temporary closure due to COVID19, we’re bringing the Science Centre to you! From DIY experiments to science activities to educational resources, we’ve got you covered. Explore the science around you. Whether you’re in the kitchen or the backyard, there are lots of opportunities to ask questions, make observations and test theories. Visit our website today!
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Boris Secluna
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
More technology in the average home!
Nov. 2019
I loved the Ontario Science Centre when it was new (opened in 1969). School trips were a real treat at one time, but now, the place is in decay with non-functioning older exhibits (some still there from when I was a kid), lack of innovation, nothing new to experience and expensive to visit. Very sad: At one time, my dream job would be to work in the Science Centre inventing and building electronic exhibits for visitors to enjoy. I can't help thinking that politics probably played a hand in ruining this place.
The last time I came to visit with friends was a disappointment. It's just not a fun place anymore.
Written October 5, 2020
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wendy e
Orangeville, Canada4 contributions
Always good to come back
Jan. 2020
A great place to visit with kids of any age! We love coming here, first with my kids, now I bring my grandson!
Written March 6, 2020
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Amy S
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
Plan for a full day visit
Aug. 2019 • Family
This is one of the bigger Science Centers that I've visited. There is something new and excited to do for kids of all ages. My 12 month old and 5 year old had lots of fun exploring the different activity stations. We spent a good 4 hours there and wasn't able to finish everything. If you want to maximize your experience, I recommend that you plan to spend the day at the centre.
Written February 21, 2020
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blacknebula40
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
Fun place to spend an afternoon
Feb. 2020
My 17 year old son and I enjoyed the science centre. The planetarium presentation on the sky constellations was really interestings. There was a small confusion about hours (we thought they were open until 7 but the closing annoucement mistakenly went off at 4:45) but I contacted customer care and they sent us a set of passes of make up for it. Appreciated gender neutral washrooms.
Written February 21, 2020
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Jeremy K
1 contribution
If you are 12 or older don't go.
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Mostly filled with gimmick and no care logic games like spin a knob to see a cardboard circle spin. Not kidding, if you want something of interest this isn't really it at all. If you do get stuck here then go directly to the 6th and bottom floor and work your way up. Can skip 5 and floor 2 for the most part. Try to hit up e energy show I guess. If you like science I imagine a good class or instructor would be more fun
Written February 15, 2020
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Matthew M
Farmington, NY231 contributions
Pretty Nice Science Museum
Feb. 2020
This was a weekend visit with a 3- and 9- year old. We spent a good five hours there and probably could have stayed longer. We went, in part, because it was women in science day and my 9YO daughter really liked that session (it was kinda like a TED talk with women scientists).

I'm fairly confident we were the only Americans there. There were no other American plates in the parking lot.

We got in free (except for the Omnimax) because we are members at the Rochester museum.

The layout is really interesting. It's set on a hill and you go from floor to floor by going down the hill.

I felt like there were some hits and misses throughout the museum. The rock paper room was unclear.

It did feel dated at points.

The Omnimax was nice. We saw the volcanoes one.

Overall, I'm glad I saw it and I liked the distinctive feel. My daughter had a blast but my son was a little more ambivalent.
Written February 10, 2020
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Jan2020a
Oakville, Canada8 contributions
We always have a great time when we visit!
Jan. 2020
We have been members of the Ontario Science Centre for years, yet my sons (age 7 and 9) still love to visit - they easily spend a few hours here several times a year. The ball machine, Kidspark area and the space section are definite favourites. Although some of the exhibits are a bit dated, there's at least 1 new exhibit every few months and there's always more than enough to do and see to keep everyone in the family busy/entertained.
Written January 12, 2020
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Aniruddha Hom
Dhaka City, Bangladesh877 contributions
Wonderful experience
Dec. 2019 • Family
Visited OSC on Dec. 28 with a memorable experience. A well thought out and planned science museum not just for young kids but also for senior people as well. Worth spending at least four hours to explore knightly organized in 6 floors. Besides there is iMax for war hj g and enjoying films related to science and nature.
Written January 1, 2020
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Brian L
Victoria, Canada30 contributions
Deep
Jul. 2019
A multilevel Science Centre for all ages to explore the wonders of this world! A little confusing to navigate the different areas as it is not a traditional design. A nice escape from the outside HOT.
Written December 30, 2019
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TravelMadLondon
Hatfield, UK22 contributions
Family Fun
Dec. 2019 • Family
I went here as a child and had fond memories and was so pleased to bring my own children. Everything was well sign posted and easy to find. Each section had lots of interactive activities. There was never a dull moment. Drinking fountains available, little refreshments stands. The staff were very friendly. The only negative is the members of the public who don’t teach their children to wait for their turn. My own children always stand politely and wait for their turn and never infringe on another child’s enjoyment.
Written December 28, 2019
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Ontario Science Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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