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Canadian Children's Museum

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Address: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-776-7000
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Located within the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum...

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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Great place for kids to learn!

We spent a few hours with our children (aged 2.5 and 5) at the Canadian Children's Museum. Our 2 year old ran around and loved the interactiveness of the museum and how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
khrystey
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Timmins, Canada
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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours with our children (aged 2.5 and 5) at the Canadian Children's Museum. Our 2 year old ran around and loved the interactiveness of the museum and how everything was "small" at to his size. Our 5 year old son loved learning about the different countries and getting his passport stamped every step of the way.... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have the best experience because went on free day and it was packed. But nice little exibits for young kids. Really allows them to get interactive and learn about Canada and the world. Too bad we didn't get to see a lot of it as it was busy and rushed visit. Nice passport too that allows children to... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends and their kids but it was bust. No interesting exhibits and little hands on activities. Good that it was free.

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Thank sharpx555
Ottawa
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's pretty much impossible to not love this place, if you are too young for a driver's license. Parents need to go with a stock pile of patience and forbearance. It is loud, crowded, and busy. The exhibits are very cool, however, no matter your age. It's a trip around the world with lots to check out and do and... More 

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Thank uplandsgirl
Ottawa
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Lots to see, and more importantly DO, for kids... Easy for the kids to explore and play for 1 - 2 hours or more. The hands-on activities really set this museum apart.

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Thank Rye13
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Kids will like this place a lot to discover for young and older people Very great for family and lot of tourist from all over the world to discover a great experience with the kids... During the week is better because I believe in the week end can be hell Be a kids with the kids and enjoy

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fredericton nb canada
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61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Even though the group of kids were 13-14 years old, we still had so much fun visiting the children's museum! Great because it is hands on!

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Thank vwlgirl
Gatineau, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Entry is cheap the place is amazing fun for the children i recommend a visite with the kids yout kids will be happy

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Thank yves g
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness! This place is incredible! My kids 7 and 2 could have spent all day here!!! Putting on a show, the cool bus, baking, creating, the list is endless. This place is totally hands on! Food in the cafeteria is tasty but expensive. The gift shop offers souvenirs at every price point.

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This museum is not only great for kids, adults have enjoyed the exhibits from selected countries of the world. It's not very big so it can get a bit crowded on a busy weekend. However the size is just right for the little ones. Lots of hands-on learning and experiencing which is great for everyone. My kids have enjoyed stamping... More 

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