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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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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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Wonderful and easy place to let children explore

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Elena A
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Gatineau, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is an amazing place to be on a cold day. Bring a child and have fun. You can also see a movie at IMAX cinema. WAWWW

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went with a 3 year old. There was so much to do we did not even know where to begin. In the afternoon we were there, we barely made it through 1/4 of the activities. I like the fact that there are so many different things to do and that all the activities are educational. The guides were very... 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 really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the Museum with your little one. These types of experiences make priceless memories. We hope to see you soon in the near future! More 

Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Really like this museum esp. imax theater and the children's museum they put together for children. As a RECE I say bravo! The museum is educational and very interesting for all ages!:) At the same time I like the idea they have a Christmas market in the museum and the variety of Xmas trees they display from different parts of... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My kids love the Children's Museum. They get to play, learn and travel at the same place. Can be noisy, but its worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We just finished our cross country trip from Charlottetown to Vancouver and this was my kids favourite stop (ages 6,4,2). It was so interactive and so fun. They played for hours. Try running a post office or painting a house or piping a sink and then explore different cultures from around the world. Well done!

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Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was not the first time and it is not going to be the last. If your kids are between 4 and 10, it is full of interactive activities. We went 3 hours with friends and there kids were so tired after that they slept all night untill 8 am....... Wow. The best reference are the fact that the next... More 

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Ontario
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We toured the museum with our kids ages 4,5, 8 and 10. The 4 and 5 year old loved it and could've stayed all day. The 8 and 10 year old were pretty bored. They left and checked out the History Museum but found that boring too. This is a beautiful building on the water. It was beautiful to get... More 

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