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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 #59 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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Hanover
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great time exploring the science center with our kids. One of the highlights of montreal. Prices were reasonable. Clean and happy atmosphere

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montreal, Quebec
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It cost our family of 4 (2 adults , 2 kids 5 and 7) 68$ to enter, plus 20$ for parking. The parking is across the street from the museum, but there are no signs on where to enter or to exit ., so be prepared to walk to find your way ! The Lascaux exhibit was very nice ,... More

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Ajax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you are in Montreal this summer, this is A MUST see exhibition. The Lascaux caves were discovered during 2nd world war and were closed to visitors in 1963 in fear of deterioration. If you love history, you will love this place, be careful, the site closes at 5:00pm, you need at least 2 hours just for this exhibition.

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Dumfries
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51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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Top Contributor
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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