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Montreal Science Centre

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Address: 2, de la Commune Street West | Quai King-Edward, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E2 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-496-4724
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages...

At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building their future.

Located in the Old Port of Montreal.

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BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out – fascinating for all ages

At the time of writing, the Science Centre was closed due to a labour dispute, so to avoid disappointment, check their website before visiting to confirm if this has been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2016
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Montreal, Canada
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Mallorytown
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is very well organized complex and offers many interesting things. A must for families and reasonably priced.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our last visit to Montreal, we discovered that our Cultural Access Pass gave us entry to the Montreal Science Centre. So away we went! When we arrived, we were a bit concerned: the Centre appeared to cater more to younger children. There we were, a teenage and adult male. But, we were there and decided to proceed. We made... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

At the time of writing, the Science Centre was closed due to a labour dispute, so to avoid disappointment, check their website before visiting to confirm if this has been resolved. Most of the offerings at the Science Centre are aimed at very young kids and would bore childfree adults to tears, but the temporary special exhibit of plastinated animals... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Only went into the special Animal Works Exhibit, but it was worth it. A AAA card gets you a discount on admission. Be forewarned, however, that when the exhibit closes no one checks to see that everyone has left. We had to be let out by a janitor after being locked into the Exhibit at 9:00 p.m. on a Friday.

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Thank Jackie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The kids (2 and 4) loved it and we've spent several hours there (until closure), they didn't want to go back to the hotel :)

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Rochester, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This museum seems to be geared towards the (much) younger set. ??Pre-schoolers??. Even the exhibits that weren't geared towards preschoolers were a bit boring. There could have been a lot more info in the "Humans" exhibit, although I did like the displays about people with differing abilities. Website was not very user friendly and difficult to navigate as well.

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Thank sazoram
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Science 26 was a big hit with my 6 year old as well as the Clic! area. I felt like the price of admission was a good value for the amount of time we were able to spend there.

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Haute-Savoie, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Bring your kids and spend the day. Lots of hands-on activities. Also an Imax theater. Although kids will love it, as an adult I enjoyed it too.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Similarly to other Science Centres in Canada, this is not meant for adult visitors seeking their knowledge to expand. It's designed for kids. If you've never been to the Science Centre in Canada and you don't have kids with you, don't waste your money and time at all.

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went here with our two daughters, ages 5 and 3. They loved the museum. We were there during the week, so it wasn't too crowded with regular visitors, but there were a few school groups there, which made it a little hectic. My kids loved the whole museum. Each area kept them entertained and kept them interested. There are... More 

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.