The Ontario Science Center is a museum that is located in Toronto, Ontario, and is one of the most popular museums in the country. The first efforts to plan for the museum first came to fruition in 1961 during the expansion period of Toronto. Raymond Moriyama was eventually hired to design the building in 1964, and opted for a very unique design for the Ontario Science Centre. The design brings together three main buildings that are connected by bridges. The building itself follows the contours of the nearby don River Ravine, which actually houses portions of the Ontario Science Centre.
Their most popular current attraction is the "Harry Potter Exhibition." The exhibit features a number of props from the "Harry Potter" films that have become vastly popular. The museum was also the host of "Body Worlds," which features a number of real human bodies that have been preserved for study.
The Ontario Science Centre also features an auditorium that can hold up to 1000 people and is often used by schools in the area during field trips. Today, the Ontario Science Centre also hosts their Science School, which offers credited grade 12 University Preparation courses that help ready the students for their time in college. The program offers programs in a number of different subjects. Students also spend a great deal of team explaining the exhibits and locations within the museum to visitors.
Directly in front of the museum is the Ontario Science Centre fountain. It has been there since the construction of the building, but recently underwent renovation to become the centerpiece of the front of the building which is named the Exploration plaza. The Exploration Plaza first opened on September 20, 2006. The fountain features a hydraulophone, which is a hydraulic action pipe organ that is always open for passerby's to attempt to play.