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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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Didn't whether or not to go in or not as it said kids museum and i have none, Sure glad i did, What a fantastic place. It surely is a must for all to go and see

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Laval, Canada

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Laval, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Didn't whether or not to go in or not as it said kids museum and i have none, Sure glad i did, What a fantastic place. It surely is a must for all to go and see

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I don't understand how anyone can give this place a bad review. It has everything a young child could want - things to see, play with, colorful, interactive, etc. I always bring friends or family who visit with kids and they always love it. So much to do and the kids get their own little passport that they can get... More 

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Toronto
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My 6 and 9 year old children loved visiting the children's museum. Very creative exhibits about different countries with a "passport" where they can collect stamps for visiting different areas. We went to the Greece IMAX movie, which was a bit dry, but I enjoyed it (the kids were a bit bored though).

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Bob the Builder exhibit was awesome! Kids LOVED it! Highly recommend! We love this museum and visit a couple of times a year.

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have taken my daughter here 3 times, and each time she was more bored there than at home - and she is quite bored at home. Useless space, much like the museum that houses it. So sad that the capital's only imax is in this building.

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

We are really sorry to hear that your daughter was bored during her visit at our Museum. The Children's Museum offers various activities that engages children and provides educational opportunities in a fun and interactive way. Perhaps your child would prefer one of our future exhibitions, such as Thomas & Friends™ – Explore the Rails. This exhibition encourages kids to... More 

Gatineau, Canada
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a great museum for kids. It is set out really well and is very interactive. There is everything from costumes from different countries to try on, skills to master, stamps to collect in a passport, games to play, wonderful role playing such as selling tickets for a concert, making something in a kitchen, dressing up to act on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's a nice place to visit with the kids. Haven't change so much in years but it's all for the good. They have tons to see; so you can return again and again and kids won't be bored. There's some art shops that you can go too. Great place for your teens to volunteer too. There's is some free days... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My 3 year old loved this museum. She ran around with her passport and could not wait to do each activity. She loved the Pakistani bus and the crane on the ship. I highly recommend this place for people with children.

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

Thank you for your great comment! We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your visit and that your little one had fun! We hope to see you again soon in the near future! More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 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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Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-776-7000
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau

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