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Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-776-7000
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Description: Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian...
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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We left coming here until the end of day. Should've go here first. So much to do and learn and play with. We will go back. Can't wait!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We left coming here until the end of day. Should've go here first. So much to do and learn and play with. We will go back. Can't wait!!!

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Port Hope, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This museum is in the Canada Museum of History. We had a lot of fun with our two boys, 8 & 10. The entrance is set up like an airport point of entry and each child received a "passport". The inside is set up like small pieces of foreign countries, and each one has a stamping station to stamp the... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely idea with passport stamps at each country or visit. Loved the idea it would be better that it is bit cheaper for families 55 Dollars + Tax is not cheap for 2 hours visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A great way to get kids to put down their devices and have some hands on fun! Lots of engaging displays.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

spent half a day here with the kids. Tons of interactive activities and craft centre. Learn about how people live all around the world. The kids won't want to leave. Best thing the kids loved was the passport they get that they can stamp at each country

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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. The Children's Museum is indeed a very fun place for kids. We hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Ontario, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Although included with the Canadian Museum of History entrance fee this exhibit might occupy the average infant for a couple of hours; but any into grade school will quickly find it boring. I took two grandchildren there, along with visiting the even more boring Museum of History and, to be honest, they had more fun exploring IKEA.

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Laval, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We just visited the Children's Museum. My kids really enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive nature of the stations. The passport stamps were a hit. Very VERY COOL place to visit. We spent about 3 hours travelling the world. Lots of IMAX options. Next time we will take in a movie. Visited March 2015

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm able to bring my 2 year old and 6 year old here and both have a great time. There are crafts, games and exhibits that interest my 6 year old, and my 2 year old has a great time running from area to area touching, climbing and exploring the exhibits. I can relax because I know its a safe... 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 strive to provide unique, fun, interactive and quality learning experiences to visitors. Reading comments and feedback from visitors is the best reward for all of us at the Museum. We hope to see you and your family visit us again in the near future! More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent activity more than a museum. We took our 3-1/2 year old granddaughter for a day during the Christmas break. Only negative was a lengthy wait for food in the Bistro - certainly understaffed. Imax movie (at extra charge) on pandas was enjoyed by both adults and child. Museum in best suited for the under 5 or 6 year old... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is such a cute and museum for children. With your passport that you have to stamp at every destination feels like you spent the day travelling from one culture to another. You get to play and explore and do crafts or build like a builder. There is even a stage, role playing with costumes in 2 stations, playing with... More 

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