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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Excellent use of hands on science

Several sections and ask with lots of hands on exhibits. Probably more than most and all in Working order! Some experiments I hadn't seen before. Also make sure to have time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
mpcrabtree
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Toronto, Canada
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Boone, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter (age 22) and I visited here during our trip to Montreal. We were surrounded by mostly primary age children, but it just as fun for anyone who is young at heart, We wish we had planned more time, since there is a lot to see and do. Maybe next time!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Huge place with two floors of kids-oriented science expositions and activities. We were afraid that our 1.5 y.o. daughter would be bored, but they have couple great kids playgrounds inside. We didn't plan to spend a lot of time there but we did. We were there almost till they were closed. Tired and happy.

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Thank ueza
Brampton, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Kids had a blast. A little small (spoiled by Ontario science centre) but the cost reflected that. Worth a stop with kids and puts you in old Montreal for lunch or dinner after.

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Several sections and ask with lots of hands on exhibits. Probably more than most and all in Working order! Some experiments I hadn't seen before. Also make sure to have time for the practical experiment building section.

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Thank mpcrabtree
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

There is one word that describes this 'museum' ... Lame. The website said it opened at 9am turned out it had not been updated so we hung around for 1 hour waiting for it to open. The traffic outside was of more interest to my son than the exhibits. The dinosaur exhibition was a bunch of models with little facts.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Great place for kids to get their hands on Science. What a great place to be and the staff are pretty awesome too!

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Thank KK_SL
Overland Park, Kansas
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

If you have kids, its a must, if you dont, you will have fun as well. Great location right on the water (next to the cruise terminal as well). Plenty of parking. Very walkable from the convention center and old montreal. Great hands on science displays, learn and enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

There was no crowd to talk about, so the exhibitions were very accessible, and I visited on a Tuesday afternoon in October. Friendly staff all over, however I saw just one elevator at the main entrance, which I used, as I am disabled, otherwise you would have to use the stairs if you wish to access the exhibitions on both... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Montreal Science Museum made a great visit location for my 11-year old. Many hands-on science experiments to intrigue young and old alike.

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

a good place to visit in a rainy (snowy) day with kids, it has too many exposition and recently the dinosaur ones. i have visited many times and will do it again but they should resolve some few problems: - lockers are always broken or not available. - some game in the science expo are always broken or not working... More 

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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.