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“GREAT time even for adults...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canadian Children's Museum

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
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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!
Canada
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“GREAT time even for adults...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had so much fun at this "museum". We easily spent 4 hours here with our 4 year old son and he hasn't stopped talking about it. The best part is that they can touch everything and you don't have to worry about them being too loud or excited. After they run around and play in the different areas (Theatre, Mexico, Indonesia, etc.) they can have some quiet time in the craft room. We spent about an hour there making crowns.

The staff was so friendly, relaxed and seemed to really enjoy their job.

We'll be back! :)

Visited January 2013
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“Canadian Children's Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My Grandson was a regular here and we would go to all the exhibits, play on the boat and enjoy the crafts. This is an interesting Museum and I liked the ability for interactive play

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“Tons of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Kids get a 'passport' to travel around the world. Loads of interactive & educational fun. Well laid out, supervised & explained. There are no 'do not touch' signs here!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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“Kids Love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Great Place to spend some time with kids... and you can also visit the entire Civilization Museum.
As you could expect it, it can get quite crowded though...

Visited July 2012
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“Perfect for young kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have a 2 and 4 year old I needed to keep busy and this place did the trick! There was lots for them to see and explore and it was very hands on and safe for them to actually explore. The staff was friendly and helpful. We spent about 2.5 hours there before they realized they were hungry and after a snack in the cafeteria (expensive, as to be expected but lots of choices), they asked to go back and we spent another hour. If I had one complaint it would be not enough benches for exhausted parents! Well worth the money and the walk across the bridge. They've asked to go back everyday since. If you have young children, they will certainly enjoy the experience.

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