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Canadian Children's Museum

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Great for Children and Adults Alike

What a great place to hang out for the day. Wonderful place for our 3 little to experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
Great museum for young kids

Kids ( 9 and 7 at the time) really liked it here, but I could tell they would have liked it even... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tinku M
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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 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 Tinku M
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Children's Museums are meant to teach "children of all ages" through interactive displays [i.e. learn by doing]!! The very broad range of displays is indeed wildly impressive... and, since 1989 it has been the most popular part of this leading/most visited Museum in Ottawa!! Among...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience at the Canadian Children's Museum. The Museum strives to ensure that all visitors have an excellent experience while visiting us, so we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. We hope to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went on a raining day in June. It was very busy, but my 3.5 year old had a great time! She especially loved the market area that we found when we went through the Mexican house. And the pyramid with the camel hidden in...More

Thank Mickinley L
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Took my 2 girls and her friend, the place is great. The kids can play for hours they get to learn and touch things walk threw stuff. Also the stamping of the passport is wonderful. A great experience .also the restaurant their even if it's...More

Thank patricia w
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I came here with my 3 year-old nephew. Some of the activities were more suited towards school-age children, however there was plenty for him to enjoy! He particularly loved the room full of foam blocks and we could have easily spent most of our time...More

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Canadian Children's Museum. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and time with your nephew. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Stephanie Fortin Tourism and Marketing...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

To my children, it's a huge playground. They love the exhibition room, as they look forward to see what they'll find in there when we go. There's nothing there they can't touch: unloading cargos at the port, hopping on a indian bus or rickshaw, making...More

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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!

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