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Canadian Children's Museum

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
819-776-7000
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Children's Museums
Description: Children learn by discovery at this interactive museum that helps to broaden their cultural experience.
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English first
Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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orleans, on, ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Great area for kids to experience. Thurs night (I believe but check the day) it is free after 4 o'clock. Great deal.

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

THis is really fun for kids, and I loved seeing my daughter have a good time with her friends. The can do birthdays and it might be a fun idea.

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Gatineau, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you have a child or children and you're in the Gatineau/Ottawa area, DO stop at the civilization *cough* or the Canadian History museum. (Can thank our federal government for the name change). Hours and hours of entertainment guaranteed and you won't even have to do anything. Kids will make friends instantly with others and you can just sit back... More

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Edison, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My 9 year and 4 year had lot of fun. We tried the 1 Museum + 1 IMax. The food is little on the expensive side, so better fill your stomach coming here.

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Toronto
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is included in the price of admission to the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Expect to spend 2-3 hours here. There are a no.of different areas set up, all based on themes of various countries. I think there are about 12 or so countries depicted, including Mexico, Pakistan, some African countries, Holland, etc.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The kids up to 14 or so will love this museum, this is a must go. There are plenty of thing for them to descover and play with, including lot of costumes to try. Then follow your visit with the civilization museum which is really good.

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