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“Great place for family fun!”
Review of Aquarium du Quebec

Aquarium du Quebec
Ranked #26 of 226 things to do in Quebec City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come and experience Parc Aquarium du Quebec! Travel into the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence River and Canadian waters and discover northern plant and animal life. This 16-hectare site is the only one of its kind in Quebec. As you make this amazing journey all the way to the North Pole, you'll have the chance to observe 10,000 fresh- and salt-water fish specimens, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, as well as marine mammals, such as Atlantic and Pacific walruses, seals and polar bears. Happy discoveries!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We spent a few hours at the aquarium while visiting Quebec City prior to our cruise. The grounds were beautiful. Everything was green and blooming. There were some school groups visiting and many families but overall, not too crowded. The displays were nice. The aquarium was a nice size- I believe we saw all of the exhibits and it appeared to be just the right size for a few hours of fun. The polar bears were lots of fun- especially during feeding time!
There was a family admission rate that saved us a bit for a family of 5 rather than paying for 2 adults and 3 children.

Thank katlifa
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

A somewhat small aquarium with seals, walruses, polar bears, fox, a great display of Quebec fresh and saltwater fish, and a really excellent and amazing, large section of jellyfish (otherworldly, I had no idea there were so many different kinds!) and seahorses. Lots of hands on touching and discovery stations for small children. The seal and walrus shows are very entertaining and geared towards children. All signage is both French and English; the shows are mainly French with small attempts to give English explanations, but this was fine for us. Very enjoyable.

1  Thank LauraFF7
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I visited the Quebec City Aquarium today with my two children, aged 6 and 8.5. The aquarium was interesting, but nothing spectular. We have seen similar displays elsewhere, and so while certain fish (sea horses and jellyfish) caught our attention, we quickly moved through the displays. The large animal shows were sad. I am not a fan of seeing captive animals perform, especailly in an environment that is small and dissimular to the animals' natural habitat.

The outside playground was a treat! It is an extensive jungle gym of activities that my children LOVED. We spent more time in the play area than touring the exhibits.

All in all, the aquarium was an okay way to spend a day while travelling with children. However, only if the weather permits use of the play area.

1  Thank Gogojanet
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Kids always love this kind of activity. A nice place to spend the day, have a picnic. Water park and playground outside for kids to spend their energy. Lots of interactive activities, kids can touch starfish, and other creatures. The underwater tunnel is a must-see.

1  Thank Aidan44
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

There is lots to see. It did not take us long to go through - maybe 2 hours when we had planned a 4 hour stay. I would think that in the summer 4 hours would be more reasonable given the splash park for the kids and you could pack a lunch.
The children most enjoyed the outdoor enclosures with the polar bears and seals - more interactive for them I think they were just a little young to just look through glass at swimming creatures all day.
We may go back but it wouldn't be until children over 8.

Thank down_south2
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