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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 #2 of 16 Attractions in Gatineau
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization) Hands...
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Type: Children's Museums, 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 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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English first
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Enlarge this space & have more unique displays for all age groups so parents can visit as their child grows. Send educating personal emails & offer special values for returning families eg:passports earning colourful stamps depicting symbol of historical event.

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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 appreciate your feedback and your suggestions and they will be relayed to our exhibition planning team. Did you know that you can subscribe to the Museum's newsletter to receive promotional offers and our monthly newsletter, Inside History. To do so, visit our website at www.historymuseum.ca.... More 

Laval, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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