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Canadian Children's Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Canadian Children's Museum Admission included with Museum of History
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Canadian Children's Museum Admission included with Museum of History
From $17.57*
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Think about a funny place. This is what defines the Canadian Children's Museum. Excellent infrastructure, each environment is a trip to a different country. Collect the stamps along the way and take every single minute of your visit to explore all the details of this...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gondoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, but creative and fun museum. Even my 10 and 14 year old enjoyed exploring it. My 10 year old enjoyed stamping her “passport” as she visited each area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank theworldawaits1979
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Have visited this museum so many times with my kids. We can easily spend so many hours and not get bored. The idea of the passport is such an excellent idea.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ancas15
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Not what I expected but this place is really hands on and delights younger children. I went with a 4 year old and a 10 year old, the 4 year old enjoyed but the 10 year old not so much. A little pricey as well

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lafrenchlady
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I love this museum! My kids adore it as well!! There are a dozen little "kingdoms" you can visit, each one gives you a stamp for your passport! Ha ha It can get busy, and staff supervision is limited to the crane on the boat....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LegoDad77
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate receiving visitor comments and feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you and your kids enjoyed the Museum! We have recently upgraded our Wi-Fi system, therefore it should...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

The Canadian Children Museum is included inside the Museum of History. My 3 year old absolutely loved it in there and easily spent 2 hours inside. There are plenty of activities and stations to play with, and she learned about different cultures and professions. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eqlso
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to share your experience about the Canadian Children's Museum. We strive to provide unique, fun, interactive and quality learning experiences to visitors. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Museum with your little one....More

Reviewed November 4, 2018

When in Gatineau or Ottawa, make sure you take your children to this Museum. There is something for all ages. My 8 year old grandson loved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Loubuen
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum continues to improve yearly and the Children’s Museum within the museum of History is a must!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elyse H
Reviewed October 7, 2018

This Children's Museum is one of the best we've been by far. This museum is part of the Canadian Museum of History, formerly known as the Museum of Civilization. The admission is included in the museum general admission of the Museum of History. There is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ephesians5
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This museum came highly reccommended to visit from several friends and it did not disapoint! I brought my 2 year old and she loved it. We were there for almost 3 hours and she did not want to leave. We also got lunch in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from matkaseura | Reviewed this property |
My 2 grandchildren are 10 and they loved it!
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Although I didn’t notice any designated spots , depending on his age and if he has a stroller there are definitely quieter exhibits and spots that would be conducive to a nap ( including comfy chairs for you to sit and look... More
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Good Day "Occams-Razor": The "admission/fee" policy of the Cdn, History Museum is that one pays for entrance with no additional fee for visiting any of the component parts [like the Wonderful Children's Museum] or special... More
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