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Canadian Children's Museum

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) Hands on adventure! The Canadian Children's Museum is... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Laval, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Kids love it! And I too... some toys brought back many memories! A bit noisy for a museum, but hey, it's for kids!

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Toronto, Canada
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I included the Canadian Children's Museum in my review of the Canadian Museum of History but I'll add just a few words for those who come to this page directly... Mostly for the under-12 set, this area is filled with interactive exhibits that help introduce young people to cultures from around the world and to the arts. The favourite for... More

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Montreal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a morning avaialble to do something in the Ottawa / Gatineau region so we asked our girls (7 and 9) what they would like to do. The resounding reply: The Childrens Museum! I said "ut you went there last year". No matter - they loved it so much they wanted to go again. What makes this place special... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Confession - we were frequent visitors between 2005 and 2009 but haven't been since we left the country. But, on the basis of why change a winning formula, I'm writing this review on the assumption that the museum is largely unchanged. This museum is housed in the same complex as the Canadian Museum of History. Don't overlook it and bank... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our twin 2-year-olds loved this place! We spent way more time here than we thought - turns out the kids were not too small to enjoy everything. Kids of all ages (including many adults) were scampering around so the creativity and ingenuity of the attractions appealed to all. Many great highlights, including: the colorful bus in the exhibit that encourages... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went here with our preschooler and baby and had a blast. Our daughter absolutely loved playing here. It was not so small that you felt packed in like sardines, but not so big that I felt the need to hover over her. It was the perfect size. There were lots of activities for children of all ages.

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Toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is the best part of the History Museum. Perfect for the under 10 crowd. Frankly of the dozen or so kids sections in other museums around the world we have been to, this one is by far the most engaging and visually interesting. Bringing our kids here for an hour or so was a big hit. Worth doing if... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Prepare yourself to walk briskly, duck under small doors, crawl on your knees and panick a few times as you might lose sight of your child for a few minutes...but other than that, it is simply a good time for all. The best part is the Arts & Crafts room, where your kids (& you) can build things for dozens... More

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I honestly thought that this was a terrible place, and not very family friendly. It was dangerous, and scared my kids. I'd advise any other parents not to go hear.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My family and I visited here yesterday and we really enjoyed ourselves. There was so much to see and do. We were here for almost eight house and my kids still weren't ready to leave. Everything was hands on and there was a passport to stamp as you did all of these activities. Numerous arts and crafts and little take... More

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