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Canadian Children's Museum

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Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
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Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum...

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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Excellent for younger children!

This is an excellent place for younger children. There are lots of different displays and activities with lots of different edicational informstion that children can learn from... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent place for younger children. There are lots of different displays and activities with lots of different edicational informstion that children can learn from. There are many different cultural influences and related information from around the world in the children's museum. It's like a theme park for age 10 or less. If you wait until your children... More 

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Thank vanmanner
Montreal
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so much fun! Our one year old had just as much fun as our 5 year old did! Each station has interactive games and/or activities and the children get a passport that needs to get stamped at different points. There is so much for kids to learn about other countries, cultures and trades with a home that... More 

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Thank Dayana33
Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of things to keep young kids entertained while they explore and learn. Thursdays are free and I belive Sunday mornings as well (or they use to be).

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Thank Edward U
Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my grandchildren, all 8 of them there....yep 8 (all under 11)....believe me, there were enough fun things to do there to keep them busy for a good couple of hours. There was a Market, a play restaurant, a Pyramid, a gigantic boat....don't miss this fun place with your little ones.

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Thank Mariette M
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mariette M, Thank you for your comments. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Children's Museum with your 8 grandchildren - wow! We hope to see you again real soon! Stephanie Fortin Tourism and Marketing Officer Canadian Museum of History More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unique museum is located inside The Canadian History Museum, in a magnificent building with stunning views across the river of the national parliament buildings. We have now made several visits with our toddler granddaughter who happily will spend hours here exploring the many interactive exhibits that are designed to engage children from toddler to to tween. The theme is... More 

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for very much for the wonderful comments about your recent visit to the Canadian Children's Museum. We are thrilled to hear you that you have enjoyed quality time with your granddaughter when you visited us. If you are not already a member, I recommend you consider a Museum membership, allowing you unlimited access to the Museum. We hope... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plan to spend a good 2-3 hours at this section of the museum! Best to go at opening when their energy is at its best.

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Thank Luz039
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a museum. This is a children's play area where children must be with parents. Here you will not see the whole world toy

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

My younger kids are never disappointed by what this museum offers and my teens still ask to go to have fun. This special section of the museum is kid sized, kid approved and far exceeds adults and kids' expectations alike. From the mini streets of capital cities around the world, your child takes a passports and begins their journey experiencing... More 

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Thank cmelanie
Kokomo, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The kids (5, 4, and 1) loved their time here and the museum's passport program not only kept them engaged, but ensured that the kids saw everything the museum had to offer. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It was a great place for the kids to learn about different cultures and have fun while doing so.

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East Stroudsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We visited here after a convention. My daughter stayed busy for hours. The best part was she learned some about the different countries around the world.

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