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Montreal Science Centre

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 2, de la Commune Street West | Quai King-Edward, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2, Canada
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+1 514-496-4724
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages...

At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building their future.

Located in the Old Port of Montreal.

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Great for Kids, Families and Imax 3D Films

My wife and I went strictly for the two 3D Imax Movies: Wild America and Humpback Whales. Two of the best Imax films we've seen with lots of enlightening lessons about the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went strictly for the two 3D Imax Movies: Wild America and Humpback Whales. Two of the best Imax films we've seen with lots of enlightening lessons about the subject matter. Films are offered in French but also English with fewer time slots. Covered paid parking is next to the Museum. Excellent rotating and permanent exhibits that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who haven't visited this kind of exhibitions before, they used a technique called "Plastination" to preserve animals specimens and allow people to see all the organs and systems inside their bodies. I visited another similar exhibition called "Bodies" which used the same technique to preserve human bodies and I remember it was huge compared to this one which... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited various science centers in Canada and elsewhere, and FABRIK is a great place like no others. We have made three visits so far there within the last 12 months, and each time, notice, the kids and the grown-ups have so much fun. In fact on the last visit, we ran straight to lining up (It opens at... More 

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this to be a waste of time -- very boring. Unless, of course you are from Canada and/or have small children that would be interested in the sciences.

Thank Sudderth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The expo (inside out) was very educational for both my partner and I. We did stumble at this place while walking by the old port and looking for skating area. If still open, I would recommend you go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great place for kids and adults. Finding the main entrance was a little confusing, because the IMAX movie theater is also located here. The Science Centre is right across from the Old Port, so the view of the mass frozen water was cool. Outdoor but covered pay-for-parking was available. I easily spent 2+ hours at the 'Animal... More 

Thank McKie R
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Went with three kids from 4-10 years old. Easily spent two hours; could have done more. It was engaging time spent in some really hands on and wonderful exhibits in Science 26 (perfect for 6+ to interact with a great number of exhibits). Pro tip (from experience): use the coat check. Wish I had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a great place for everybody, not just families. The temporary exhibition we saw was called "Animals Inside Out" which had humans and animals plasticized and sliced into pieces. Truly fascinating. A perfect place to slow down for a little bit while sight seeing the city.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Animal inside out it is only a travelling exhibition so I strongly recommend to go see it soon. As a biologist, I found the this exhibition very well made and very demonstrative of the way the body works. The permanent exhibitions were very nice as well, more targeted to children of course, but enjoyable for adults as well. The iMax... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

.... they were enjoying themselves so much. This is an excellent activities centre. Almost everything we saw was interactive and our children (12, 10 and 6 years) rate it as one of the best of its kind in the world. Whilst on the small side, the permanent exhibitions ensured that each of our kids were constantly occupied by some form... More 

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The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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