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Ontario Science Centre

Ontario Science Center

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Ontario Science Centre (OSC) (or in French: Centre des sciences de l'Ontario) is a science museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, near the Don Valley Parkway about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) northeast of downtown on Don Mills Road just south of Eglinton Avenue East. It is built down the side of a wooded ravine formed by one branch of the Don River. The innovative design, consisting of three main buildings connected by a series of bridges and escalators, follows the natural contours of the Don River ravine, into which the Centre descends.

The Centre has several hundred interactive and passive exhibits throughout the buildings. They feature everything in science and nature. They feature geology, the science of nature (in the west wing), astronomical science, how to play music and technology in the south wing, human anatomy, communication and bias, and some miscellaneous artifacts of science. The astronomical wing features Toronto's only operating planetarium, as well as one of the few Mars and Moon rocks on public display in Canada.

The Centre opened to the public on 26-Sep-1969. The 50 millionth visitor to the Ontario Science Centre was on 12-Jul-2015.


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Ontario Science Centre

Points Of Interest

  • Exhibit Halls and Experience Areas
  • Demonstrations
  • Special Exhibits (varies; click for calendar)
  • Stuff for kids
  • Stuff for teens
  • Art installations
  • IMAX threatre
  • Musical Instrument Aquatic Fountain (outside, in front of the entranceway of the main building)
  • more...

See: Guide Map (printed copies available at the Centre)

Activities

  • Learning
  • Exploration

Admission & Parking

Open year round, 7 days a week. Hours of Operation:

  • Regular Hours of Operations: Open 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Spring (April 9 to June 25, 2010): Open 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Summer (June 26 to August 22, 2010): Open 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • December 25: Closed

Admission tickets can be purchased at the ticket box office or from the Online Box Office.
See Ticket Prices. If you are a CAA Member, purchase tickets via CAA and save.

Parking is available onsite. A fee is charged for parking.

Contact & Address

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, ON, M3C 1T3
Canada

Telephone: 416-696-1000
Toll-Free: 1-888-696-1110

Nearest Intersection:
Don Mills Rd & Eglinton Ave East

 

GPS address:
"Ontario Science Centre", or
"770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario"

Latitude: 43.716807
Longitude: -79.338548

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