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“Good for kids, but a workout for parents!”

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!
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good for kids, but a workout for parents!”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Prepare yourself to walk briskly, duck under small doors, crawl on your knees and panick a few times as you might lose sight of your child for a few minutes...but other than that, it is simply a good time for all.

The best part is the Arts & Crafts room, where your kids (& you) can build things for dozens of minutes, if not hours.

Visited February 2014
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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
“Terrible service!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

I honestly thought that this was a terrible place, and not very family friendly. It was dangerous, and scared my kids. I'd advise any other parents not to go hear.

Visited December 2013
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169 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“We could have spent all day here and not done everything”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

My family and I visited here yesterday and we really enjoyed ourselves. There was so much to see and do. We were here for almost eight house and my kids still weren't ready to leave.

Everything was hands on and there was a passport to stamp as you did all of these activities. Numerous arts and crafts and little take homes made everything that much more enjoyable.

The dress up boxes full of attire from around the world and the centres that offered a chance to experience fun snippets of activities from those particular cultures-very interesting.

A must see for families with children under twelve.

Visited January 2014
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orleans, on, ca
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great for Kids”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Great area for kids to experience. Thurs night (I believe but check the day) it is free after 4 o'clock. Great deal.

Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great time”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

THis is really fun for kids, and I loved seeing my daughter have a good time with her friends. The can do birthdays and it might be a fun idea.

Visited March 2013
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