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Musee de la Civilisation

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 85, Dalhousie street, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R2, Canada
Phone Number: 418-643-2158
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It...

This museum is characterized by its innovative and daring outlook. It defines itself as a seat of knowledge and ideas, a museum endowed with valuable collections, an education centre and a living memory. It is located in the region's capital, Quebec City, in the heart of an historic district and close to Place Royale.

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Fun for both kids and adults

A good mix of serious educational and historical exhibits and some fun stuff for the kids gives this museum something for everyone. The cats and dogs exhibit was a bit of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good mix of serious educational and historical exhibits and some fun stuff for the kids gives this museum something for everyone. The cats and dogs exhibit was a bit of a letdown but the kids seemed to enjoy it. Good for a rainy day excursion for about 2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum down in the older part of the old city had a thought provoking exhibit of modern mass protests that was well worth seeing. Other exhibits seemed a bit crammed and hard to navigate with others there as well.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great museum to learn about the people and the history that made Quebec. Good relics and artifacts of all types about the dominance of the French, the British, and information about the native "AmeriIndians". $15 tickets for seniors and plenty to see. We were only able to view several exhibitions: The Quebec People, the Aboriginal Australian art objects - really... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was just trying to enjoy a rainy days with the family. Museum of civilization was highly recommended. Though for me and my family, a walk through the cat exhibit, I had trouble breathing and my daughter got a nasty rash. Rest of museum was nice. If you have allergies , I would suggest you skip this museum.

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Stewartsville, NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The history of the Quebec Province area is displayed here in more or less chronological order along with special exhibitions.We spent a couple of hours going through everything,well worth the time. It sort of put a lot in perspective, they do have childrens' programs also.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A featured exhibit focused on pets and their interactions with humans. Much mixed-media. Interactive exercises, especially for children, were quite creative. Videos displayed pets in different moods.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were stunned by the quality of the temporary exhibits (especially uprisings x 25, nanotechnology and dog & cat) and the permanent exhibits. There is a lovely gift shop and cafe too. Don't miss this museum well suited to children and adults.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to hit this museum because the weather was so so. We ended up spending hours there and could probably have spent even more time there if we did not have to get to another place. There is something for kids all ages.

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Westchester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went because we heard so much about the cat and dog exhibit and we love our cats. However, we were highly disappointed - it seems to be interesting for young children only. However, I'm still giving the museum 4 starts as we really enjoyed their permanent exhibits about the area as well as the temporary one of Aboriginal art... More 

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Boston, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good choice for a rainy afternoon in QC with a teenager. It's a very different, creative museum and a good way to learn a bit about the history of the area without being too dry. We also had a nice snack in the cafe. When the rain stopped, we walked over to the Marché du Vieux-Port (food... More 

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