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Canadian Children's Museum

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Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-776-7000
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Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum...

Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Hands on adventure!

The Canadian Children's Museum is one of the most popular attractions at the Canadian Museum of History, and has been since it opened its doors in 1989. Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid, a jaunt to the Port of Entry to help unload a cargo ship, or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids!

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Museum Magic

We recently took our 20-month old grand daughter to the Children's Museum which is part of the Canadian Museum of History. To say she had a blast would be an understatement! For... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Woodstein
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently took our 20-month old grand daughter to the Children's Museum which is part of the Canadian Museum of History. To say she had a blast would be an understatement! For two hours she explored the wonderful exhibits, from exploring an Egyptian pyramid to cooking up a storm in a French patisserie to swabbing the deck of a ship... More 

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Quebec
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to take the grand kids. fun for all especially younger children, lots of interavtive activities that adults can be shared between kids and adults

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Thank cayoloverQuebec
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go there often with my 4 years old daughter, she really loves it. The kids museum is divided by world regions and there are a lot of activities to do on site I usually spend there 2 hours, and after we go in other parts of the museum. I had a membership card, it's 100$ and you can go... More 

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted to hear you enjoy the Children's Museum with your daughter. Being a member is a fantastic way to enjoy the Museum as much as you wish throughout the year. Do not miss our special exhibition Thomas & Friends - Explore the rails! More 

Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Love this museum. It' so much fun for kids. They get a little passport and explore different countries and cultures.

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Thank irmnh
Gatineau
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Interesting my grand-children spent a few hours in there. They really enjoyed it i woukd recommend it before visting the main museum

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Gatineau, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

go and lurn how the indian lived and how they discoverd canada it may help and see are historien develope the place

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

For children it is amazing, they can learn a lot of things... And it is funny for them, don't get bored

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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Really interesting. Our grand-children spent a few hours in there. It certainly proved to be there favorite place.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

A quick trip round before the main museum. Staff are fantastic, even though our children are older, they still had a great time with the halloween search!

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We first visted this museum whem my son was 7 years old. When I mentioned to him we are going to visit Ottawa he asked me if we can go back and visit the Children Museum so he can "show it" to his sister (now 7). I know the museum recommends this for children up to 12 years old; however... More 

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Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We are thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit. It is indeed a great place where parents have as much fun as their kids! More 

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