Canadian Children's Museum
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Canadian Children's Museum

Canadian Children's Museum
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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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Natalie D
Toronto4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great interactive place for kids to have fun and learn. Lots to explore and great way to spend 2-3hrs. You also have access to thw other museum attached so plan more time if you want to do both.
Written 21 July 2023
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DebRussell49
Carman, Canada125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Visited with my 2 year old granddaughter. A wonderful experience. So many different areas and cultures to explore. Lots to do for littles and older children as well. Lovely that it is also connected to the History Museum. The grand hall was amazing
Written 2 December 2022
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futtock21
London, UK16,416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Situated on the ground floor of Gatineau’s Canadian History Museum (formerly known more grandly and eccentrically as Civilisations) the Canadian Children’s Museum is a destination in its own right. Children of all ages can take a voyage of discovery with the assistance of a museum issued passport through Dutch gabled houses and a lading port, to an Egyptian pyramid, Hindu temples, Japanese pagodas, not to mention a Canadian bookshop, a London telephone box and a market bazaar. There are flying toys overhead, photographs and interactive displays and exhibits.
Written 8 August 2022
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Adam
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
This museum provides lots of stuff that our kids can play with. We ended up spending 2 hours in this museum and got no more time to look at the history museum since the kids are so tired after playing lots of games…
Written 25 May 2022
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Richard C
Gatineau, Canada5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The Canadian Children's museum is an attraction really conceived for children. Everything is at their reach and it is really fun to play with them as they discover the different worlds over there. The whole experience is organized as a voyage and the kids are invited to stamp their passport at each port or custom. There are many activities that are interactive where the kids may manipulate things. They can disguise and play another character, but what is fun is that it does invite a lot for parents to play as well. Colourful, even young kids will enjoy.
Written 11 February 2020
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VGSLondon_Ontario
London, Ontario85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
My husband and I took our two grandchildren (ages 9 and 6 years). The museum was fabulous. All the activities were interactive. The displays were well-laid out and fun. The idea of acquiring stamps at each display was very popular. This is the best Children’s museum that I have been at.
Written 5 February 2020
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vacation_lover2093
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I absolutely adore the Canadian Children's Museum. I have visited it over and over again throughout my life. I have the fondest memories of exploring it, both as a child and adult. Everything is so colourful, interactive and exciting. I'm almost 30 years old- and I turn into a kid again every time I walk through those doors, and get to stamp my passport.

The old Canada Hall used to be one of my favourite places in Ottawa to visit as well. I used to rant and rave to anyone visiting Ottawa to go experience it. I was looking forward to seeing the new renovated Hall. I was hoping they would keep the interactive design that mirrored the Children's Museum. I was absolutely heart-broken to see that the new Hall kept none of the old magic. My passion for the museum has faded, and I'm desperately hoping that the upcoming renovations to the Children's Museum don't mimick the destruction. I'd hate to see the magic disappear from there as well.
Written 27 December 2019
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1moimeme
Gatineau, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Children's Museum is part of the Canadian Museum of History. This national museum is located in Gatineau, across the river from Parliament Hill. There is parking ($$). Little kids will adore this place where they can run and touch everything. My grandson loved driving the bus while his sister spent an hour going up and down a ramp. (Children around 9 or 10 years old may be less enchanted by the experience: go the the Museum of Nature instead with them.) After your visit, there's a medium priced cafeteria style restaurant where you will find something to please most little ones. If you go when the weather is nice, plan some time to explore around the museum in the back of the site, the view from the river bank is exceptional, and the grounds are lovely. In the summer, a little known ferry crosses the river from Ottawa at that point. It leaves from the bottom of the locks on the Ottawa side.
Written 8 October 2019
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Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at the Children's Museum. We hope you will come and visit us again soon. We have exciting exhibitions, such as Daniel Tiger's Neibourhood - A Grrr-fic exhibit (until January 5, 2019) and Doc McStuffins (opening January 27, 2020). Regards, Stephanie Fortin Head, Tourism Canadian Museum of History
Written 21 October 2019
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Jamie W
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The children’s museum is by far the most exciting place for families when in Gatineau. My toddler could not stop smiling and running from one spot to the next. We had not planned on visiting but when the weather turned lousy we headed in. It was the best afternoon in Ottawa we could have asked for. We couldn’t see all parts of the museum but certainly the kids zone and 3D movie was a hit. Highly recommended.
Written 3 September 2019
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David W
Pierrefonds, Canada103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Our grand children had a great time exploring the Children's Museum. The fact that the can touch and be interactive with the items made it that much more enjoyable. A place to go back and see next year.
Written 20 August 2019
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