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“GREAT time even for adults...”

Canadian Children's Museum
Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Gatineau
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Canada
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“GREAT time even for adults...”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had so much fun at this "museum". We easily spent 4 hours here with our 4 year old son and he hasn't stopped talking about it. The best part is that they can touch everything and you don't have to worry about them being too loud or excited. After they run around and play in the different areas (Theatre, Mexico, Indonesia, etc.) they can have some quiet time in the craft room. We spent about an hour there making crowns.

The staff was so friendly, relaxed and seemed to really enjoy their job.

We'll be back! :)

Visited January 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Canadian Children's Museum”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

My Grandson was a regular here and we would go to all the exhibits, play on the boat and enjoy the crafts. This is an interesting Museum and I liked the ability for interactive play

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Tons of fun”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Kids get a 'passport' to travel around the world. Loads of interactive & educational fun. Well laid out, supervised & explained. There are no 'do not touch' signs here!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kids Love it!”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great Place to spend some time with kids... and you can also visit the entire Civilization Museum.
As you could expect it, it can get quite crowded though...

Visited July 2012
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6 reviews
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“Perfect for young kids!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

I have a 2 and 4 year old I needed to keep busy and this place did the trick! There was lots for them to see and explore and it was very hands on and safe for them to actually explore. The staff was friendly and helpful. We spent about 2.5 hours there before they realized they were hungry and after a snack in the cafeteria (expensive, as to be expected but lots of choices), they asked to go back and we spent another hour. If I had one complaint it would be not enough benches for exhausted parents! Well worth the money and the walk across the bridge. They've asked to go back everyday since. If you have young children, they will certainly enjoy the experience.

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