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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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Ranked #53 of 249 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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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 their future. Located in the Old Port of Montreal
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

There is lots of hands on exploration for children to do at the science centre which is fun and educational

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Montreal Science Center was a great place to visit with children. The hands-on rooms were a lot of fun for the 4 - 9 year olds traveling with us. The Lascaux exhibit was expensive but interesting and worth the cost.

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Chicago, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were really impressed with the Science Centre. Our two-year-old son loved the Clic play area, and the rest of the museum had some very cool exhibits for older kids and adults. Great location and definitely worth a visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A very entertaining and informative exhibit in Old Montreal. Our daughters (aged 8 and 6) had a great time. Let me put it this way; we stayed for about 4 hours and even after that lengthy a visit they didn't want to leave. We ended up bribing the girls with ice cream to get them to leave. Lots of fun/informative/interactive... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are coming with children to Montreal, this is a MUST visit. A museum where you can touch almost everything. My 4 year old was not excited about the Caves exhibit but my 11 year old loved it. Spent the better part of the day here.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

when gauging a science museum at kids you really have to use relativity. How long were the kids kept interested? how interactive are the activities? how varied is it? I think the montreal science center really fails at this. there is in effect 1 interesting room in the entire complex. in the room there are a lot of things for... More

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Brasilia, DF
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My 2-year old could not get enough of the science museum... and frankly, neither could we! They have an activity area meant for 4 to 7-year olds, which I thought might be out of my kid's age range. Nonsense. He had so much fun testing out the different materials and with the different games offered by the area, that we... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Plenty of fun and interactive learning activities for your child(ren). Plus, both English and French speaking kids can laugh & play together without having to be able to speak to or understand one another. There are at least two Imax presentations going on, plus many other exhibits that are...some permanent to the museum, and others temporary or seasonal and are... More

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London, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was a bit disappointed in this fairly new looking facility. I was expecting something like the Ontario Science Centre and it was more like an average Children's museum. The main area is 25+ hands on exhibits. Well done but like I've said, seen before. Also there is a journalist area to report on science stories but the activity takes way... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The museum was good but smaller than we expected. The permanent exhibits were great and very hands-on, although a fair amount of the activites and games in the exhibit were not working properly. The museum does have a good IMAX theatre offering educational movies. This museum is definitely oriented more for young children, probably ages 4-14 or around there.

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