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“Engaged an 8 y.o. and a 12 y.o.”

Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Tadoussac
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Kansas City, Kansas
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Engaged an 8 y.o. and a 12 y.o.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a fun side excursion for the whole family. Both our 7 y.o. and 12 y.o. found it interesting. It was quite interactive. Much was in French (which was fine for us, but could pose difficulties for non-francophones), but the film was in English. There were also helpful assistants throughout the exhibits who were happy to translate or explain further.

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rockville, Maryland
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Fascinating Museum with a superb and personable staff”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

After our whale watching tour, we spent almost 2 hours looking through the exhibition. Michel and Melissa were always ready to answer our questions and did so with a lot of passion. They even looked through our pictures to identify the whales by their proper names. Yes, they do have names!

Visited August 2013
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Woodstock, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Go before your whale watching excursion”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

These people are seriously committed to the whales and the environment. It's a small museum that is filled with interesting information. The staff do a good job of conveying information and their enthusiasm They work hard to accommodate Anglophones.

Visited August 2013
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Rutland, Vermont
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265 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
“Great place to finish a whale watching trip”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

After a whale watching excursion with Croisières AML in Tadoussac, it's always a great idea to hit the CIMM (Centre d'interprétation des mammifères marins in its French name), right next door. It's a fairly small museum/interpretive center, with really only one room of exhibits, plus a theatre and a souvenir shop. The exhibition room is wonderfully laid out, with complete skeletons of some of the smaller whale species, and bones from some of the largest. Framing the doorway inside the exhibit room is the lower jawbone of the blue whale, the largest mammal on the planet. It's pretty impressive when you walk through it, to image the rest of the animal that goes along with it! They show a 20 minute film in French, with English narration available over wireless headsets, on whale research in the St. Lawrence River. This is very good. The rest of the displays profile whale biology, feeding behavior, the St. Lawrence - Saguenay River marine ecosystem, and many facts about whales. This is the perfect compliment to a trip on the river seeing actual whales, and much worth the $10 entry fee per adult. Kids and teens under 17 are free.

http://www.quebecmaritime.ca/fr/entreprise/centre-d-interpretation-des-mammiferes-marins-cimm/activites

http://baleinesendirect.org/gremm/

Visited August 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Interesting visit to MMIC”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Before we went on our whale watching trip we visited the MMIC. We watched the movie about whales and the centre contains a lot of interesting trivia on marine mammals. We bought useful booklets, which helped us identifying the various whales we saw during our cruise.

Visited August 2013
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