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Canadian Children's Museum

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Always worth it

If you're in the hull area this is worth the visit! Kids of all ages have a great time at the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Sarah C
via mobile
We spent the entire day here!!!

Amazing children's museum. Safe and fun place for families to enjoy together. We had so much fun... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) Hands on adventure! The Canadian Children's Museum is one of the most popular attractions at the Canadian Museum of History, and has been since it opened its doors in 1989. Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid, a jaunt to the Port of Entry to help unload a cargo ship, or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids!
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100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

If you're in the hull area this is worth the visit! Kids of all ages have a great time at the museaum!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing children's museum. Safe and fun place for families to enjoy together. We had so much fun! They have a great passport activity that our daughter loved. Come on it is fun to collect stamps no matter how old you are! Favourite activities: the behind...More

Thank katqe
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great comments following your visit to the Canadian Children's Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the exhibition. We offer many themed activities throughout the year, ensure to check our website and come see us again! Regards, Stephanie Fortin...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

There was tons for our 2 year old to do here but it was madness for us adults! Haha. Make no mistake this is not a complaint just a hazard of being an adult with a small child. He had a blast and ran himself...More

Thank littlebug12016
Reviewed 27 August 2017

During our last visit to Ottawa we visited the history museum and kids museum and my daughter didn't want to go home, she had lots of fun

Thank BobH1970
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Was expecting a better experience. Having been told about the great interactive "Canadian Civilization Museum", I was disappointed by the government forced change to the new name of "Canadian History Museum" for Canada 150. I feel like it has missed the mark on being a...More

Thank AllSeasoned_traveler
Reviewed 16 August 2017

What a great place to hang out for the day. Wonderful place for our 3 little to experience. Strongly recommend this for anyone with children. You'll need an hour but might want 3 to take it all in. Parking tip: Go across the street to...More

1  Thank OilerRob
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Kids ( 9 and 7 at the time) really liked it here, but I could tell they would have liked it even more if we came when they were younger. I think it might be best for kids around 6 years or younger. Nevertheless, they...More

Thank ThisMomOf2
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your great comments. We are glad to hear your enjoyed your time at the Children's Museum with your kids. The Museum is perfect for kids from 3 to 9 years old, but younger and older kids can also enjoy themselves. We hope...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a place were kids can be kids. They have hands on activities and exhibits designed for children to try. Mine have always loved going to this museum.

Thank LucieRochon
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I spent the afternoon with my 8 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter here. The kids had a good time jumping in and out of the taxi, bus and car. Playing shopkeeper with the plastic fruit and veg. And being captain and crew...More

1  Thank fobba
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went there with my daughter and her cousin in between my daughter's dance competition and they had a blast. Very interactive! Able to see different/experience cultures. They loved the theater, able to preform, different costumes.

Thank Alanna S
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18 August 2017|
Response from smdoctoroff | Reviewed this property |
Good Day: Many three year old children are very inquisitive... and would love the Museum... BUT their memory often precludes a "lasting impression"... It is certainly worth the effort!!
20 June 2017|
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Response from Dayana33 | Reviewed this property |
A 2 yr old would definitely have a fun time but a 10 yr old, might be a bit old for it. But it does depend on the child... my 10 yr old niece enjoys it together with her younger cousins.
13 July 2016|
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Response from vwlgirl | Reviewed this property |
I think you could but there are geese everywhere so droppings could be a problem!