We've been to science museums in a lot of different cities, and this was disappointing. 4 major areas and IMAX films. Imax is only in french during the day, English movies are only after dinner, which doesn't really work for families. Since they have about 6 showings during the day I don't know why they can't alternate French and English all through the day instead.
4 major areas -
* Clic - for 4-7 year olds - so too young for our family
* science 26 was the hands on portion. The most interesting, but several exhibits weren't working and it was mega major busy. I'd read it was busy during school year with field trips, this was mid summer and super busy because apparently day care gets discount rates and they just unleashed the wild ones to run around with no supervision. Concrete floors, walls, celings, so no carpeting to soften the noise from all the screaming. Big lines for everything.
* 2 areas were computer areas. Really? I take them to a museum to touch and feel and interact with exhibits, not just sit in front of a computer.
Mission Gaia was incredibly confusing with no instructions and we just gave up. Not fun or instructive.
idTV was having them create a multimedia report. Interesting if your child likes to do homework type computer work. One of my kids really liked it, and one thought it was like homework.
Oh, and the girls bathroom REEKED of urine, like it hadn't been cleaned in a week. Hate to imagine what the boys bathroom was like.
Maybe I've just been spoiled by seeing so many good science museums in other cities.
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