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Montreal Science Centre

2, de la Commune Street West | King-Edward - Old-Port of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2 , Canada (Ville-Marie)
+1 514-496-4724
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As featured in Montreal with young kids
Ranked #56 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The mission of the Montreal Science Centre is to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building... more » Owner description: The mission of the Montreal Science Centre is to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building their future. Located in the Old Port of Montreal « less
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Dumfries
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The special exhibit on the Lascaux Caves was outstanding. We were there with two 12 year olds, and the rest of the museum was very hands on, and ideal for them - probably the ideal age group would be 8-13. The linear layout was a little confusing. We were a little disappointed that the only IMAX movies in the afternoon... More

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Elgin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Based on Tripadvisor reviews and the Centre's website, I thought this would be a short but meaningful visit. Was I wrong; my nine year old granddaughter loved it and we ended up staying over five hours (left thirty minutes before closing). Lots of things to do for the children (adults probably will be bored) - I still had to pay... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the museum specifically to see this exhibit - Paleolithic cave paintings. The paintings are supposed to be over 17,000 years old. The exhibit was very well curated both for adults and mature children. Lots of 3-D representations, short films, and histograms. You need about 2 hours for this exhibit and more if you want to see other... More

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Montreal, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

for $ 37/3 people this science centre in the old port has a lot of attractions for everyone to interact with, and there is no time limit on how long one can stay there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We mostly went for the cave painting display and, as adults, there was not much else there. I think kids would have fun as the rest of it was hands-on.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Les grottes de Lascaux, in France have developped a special technique in order to have some of its content travel to other countries in order for people to actually see and understand this amazing discovery. They are paintings dating to over 20000 years and very unique. The show at the Centre des sciences de Montréal deserves our visit as it... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

The size and volume of exhibitions is about about 1/4 of the Ontario Science. Admission is about the same. Not much to see. We did not pay for the special exhibitions. We only spent one hour there.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My boyfriend and I took his two nephews to the Science Centre for the day, and they talked about it for weeks! The admission prices are quite expensive...as a result we planned on spending most of the day there to make up for it! I guess we picked a busy day to go, because we had to wait in line... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Fun science games that are aimed at kids but enjoyed by all. We spent 2 hours there and then came back for the IMAX movie which was a David Attenborough documentary. An impressive screen. Not a must see though!

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Nepean
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

3 rooms, and only one is hands on...11 year olds very bored..fortunately we used our Museum annual pass from Science and Tech in Ottawa..and didn't actually pay.

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