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Montreal Science Centre

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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Great place to take a 4-7 year old when in Montreal. Exhibits paired with an IMAX movie is a good deal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Halifax, NS, Canada
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Halifax, NS, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great place to take a 4-7 year old when in Montreal. Exhibits paired with an IMAX movie is a good deal.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

March break and the grandkids wanted an adventure. We rented a minivan from Alamo and drove 2 hours to Montreal. The parking costs $16.00 and you have to walk 10 minutes to the front door. It costs $15.00 each to get in. Unfortunately half the exhibits were closed for repairs. No reduction in the entrance. We saw everything in 90... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was an amazing discovery, for its workshops, expositions for all ages!We went with a 3 year old kid who spent the whole day having fun and so have I.

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Presque Isle, Maine, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Just okay. The odd part is it feels like it's a big space, but without that many things to do. Sure, my 3 year old had a lot of fun, but we only spent about 3 hours here and was hoping it would occupy her for longer. Science 26 is the core of the traditional science museum content. It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

An interesting place for children and tweens to complement the basics of science they learn at school, with interactive games, experiments and and IMAX theater. We visited during spring break, a reasonable amount of people were present. Get there early if you want a locker $1, very limited space. Otherwise, there is a coat in place $2, per coat. There... More 

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pierrefonds, quebec, canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went on Wednesday with a group of 45. We saw the first Documentary on Panda Bears. Wow ! Wow! and Wow! again. It was so real you could almost touch the Pandas. You saw and if you could imagine feel the trees, branches all swaying in the wind. When you heard the rain, you would think that we were... More 

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Laval, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

our family has a pass for the montreal science centre. we went (4 kids) and mom to visit last week. the kids spent a good couple of hours in fabric. they loved completing the different challenges and testing their prototypes. the museum has 6 challenges, provides all the materials and tools to build. the kids are ready to go back... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Centre des sciences de Montréal is great for kids. They learn while having fun. I have lived in Montreal for four years and this was my first visit. My 3 years old had plenty of fun. I will be coming back often.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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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.