After our drive into Toronto, which was relatively painless I might add, the kids got really excited when we finally pulled into the parking lot at the Ontario Science Centre. My daughter is CRAZY about science so she was really looking forward to this excursion all week, telling everyone we were going.
Entering into the exhibit park of the Ontario Science Centre was a HUGE ruler that represented a ton of time, with fossils and rocks that were discovered to be about each time frame. My daughter literally mauled the dinosaur fossil along this ruler.
We weaved through various areas until we found the Science of Rock exhibit.
We checked out the different displays that went through recent decades of music, which included the popular and new instruments and bands for each era.
Then we found the interactive areas and had LOTS of fun!
The kids even let me “play” too…my daughter insisted on taking the photo (sorry it’s a bit fuzzy but my daughter is still learning how to take photos):
Considering how much “video mixing” my son does on Youtube, it’s not surprising he gravitated towards the music mixing board.
We also found an exhibit that was all about the human body. My daughter was so excited to see all the skeletons.
There is an exhibit all about electricity too. My son gravitated towards the train (what is it about kids with Autism and trains?!).
My daughter was chosen from the audience for the electricity demonstration…mainly because she has the PERFECT hair for the demonstration.
They also found a static ball, which they were fascinated with…until they went to hold hands afterwards and my son got quite the shock (he was fine…just surprised).
We had lunch there. I was impressed that there were different “stations”, which reduced the line ups. The food prices were comparable to movie theatre prices so it cost about $20 to feed the three of us. My daughter felt the macaroni was a bit dry, but my son and I enjoyed the pizza. It even took my daughter a while to eat the MONSTER-sized cookie! It was the size of her head!
She even wanted a picture of our hands, with the entrance stamps:
My daughter asked me to quote her about going to the Ontario Science Centre:
“It was awesome! I really liked the skeleton. It was really cool and fun. I even got to rock climb. I loved playing the drums and singing, and I really liked the cookies and garlic bread.”
When I asked my (limited verbal) son if he had fun that day, he proudly said “yes!”. I asked if he wanted to go back and he said “yes!”.
We had such a great day that the kids can’t wait to go back again. Four hours went by in a flash, and I was able to keep my son on task or within easy reach, without being worried about him taking off. There was so much cuteness throughout the day, starting in the parking lot just to get inside. ;)
Meghan and her children were given free admission in exchange for this review. All opinions are her own.