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Montreal Science Centre

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Address: 2, de la Commune Street West | Quai King-Edward, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-496-4724
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages...
At the Montreal Science Centre, we want 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.
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If you were ever a gamer, you should enjoy this exhibit. A nice break from running around the city!

My family was a little tired of walking the city and wanted an easy day. We headed over to the science center in Old Montreal on the water. We went to an beautiful IMAX movie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Wayne, New Jersey

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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My family was a little tired of walking the city and wanted an easy day. We headed over to the science center in Old Montreal on the water. We went to an beautiful IMAX movie and to the traveling exhibit "GAME ON". If you are or were a gamer at any point of your life, you would enjoy this exhibit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great location. Easy to find. Nice facility with plenty of exhibits. Typical science centre (we've been to lots all over North America). Awesome temporary exhibit called Game On. Was a busy weekday when we went...lots of summer camp kids, but still managed to see lots. Try to go later in the afternoon to avoid crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to be with family. Kids loved the exhibits. It's a great science museum. The interaction with exhibits was informative. I say it is a great place to take kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed the many hands-on exhibits and the Game On exhibition was of particular interest to my kids who could have easily spent hours and hours on the various arcade games. We were lucky and, despite the rain outside, it wasn't too busy so we had easy access to the various exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Game On is a fantastic compilation of must-play video games from the last 50 years. Very accessible and quite self guided. Lots of fun. Fabrik is a creative challenge where you must build something to solve a problem. Very hands on, very creative and very fun. Kids and adults will both have a lot of fun here.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

For nostalgic gamers, or game lovers! A lot of games to try, old and newers. We were lucky it was not too crowdy, so we could enjoy the different games The description on the floors are a bit hard to read, you need to have the perfect angle, and no shadow on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I suspect we were lucky as we rolled up here just as it was opening so the Centre was quiet and had no waiting lines. This is a fab place and totally interactive. We thoroughly enjoyed the Game On temporary exhibition which brought back happy memories and a scary awareness of ageing which wasn't quite as welcome! Seriously, to see... More 

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Montreal, Qc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting the science centre in Montreal with my kids and I finally had the time this summer. The price of admittance is a bit high (around 20$ an adult) and we were expecting something great. It was okay. The interactive elements were interesting and the kids would have had a great time... if it were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The best part of the Centre is the Science 26 permanent exhibition, where kids and adults can play with interactive science displays. When we visited there was also a Video Game exhibit. It featured a lot of games, old and new. The only thing is that the organizers missed a golden opportunity to let visitors learn and explore the software... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An interactive learning experience for all ages. I spent several hours experiencing my childhood and youth at the "game on" exhibit. I also visited the permanent exhibit which was also quite enjoyable and interactive.

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.