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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
Phone Number: +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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Animal works exhibit was very interesting

We came specifically to see the Animal Works exhibit and were not disappointed. We spent about 1.5 hours reading through the exhibit and marvelling at the science displays. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kelly B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It sucks when you pay full price and can see only one part. It is frustrating that nobody warns you at the ticket stand that many attractions will be out or order. It is simply unjust.

Thank Alex D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came specifically to see the Animal Works exhibit and were not disappointed. We spent about 1.5 hours reading through the exhibit and marvelling at the science displays. We spoke with an informative museum employee, who was very helpful. We did not spend any time in the museum's permanent exhibit due to time restrictions in our schedule.

Thank Kelly B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time. It would have been nice if there where a few less "out of service" signs on the exhibits. Kids enjoyed the interactive building activities.

Thank Deborah W
North Creek, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place that makes learning fun. My five year old son did not want to leave the place after several hours. There is a great section for younger kids ages 4-7 and several exhibits upstairs for older kids and adults but my son enjoyed all areas of the museum.

Thank LodgeGore
Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really an educational and exciting place to go with your children, It will keep them a whole day busy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unfortunately the ongoing labour dispute has resulted in the temporary closure of the Science Centre. The site is being used for conferences and business events but alas no science happening for now.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

For a science center, this place is phenomenal in terms of all the stuff that works. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING was broken when I went. For terms of space though, it wastes a ton of it. All the exhibits are jam-packed full of fun stuff (especially, "Game On") and used space very wisely, but there are only 3 exhibits... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The science center is very interesting for kids and adults alike! It has interactive exhibits, also has an iMac theater too! There's fees involved so nothing free. You can organise birthday parties too. They do have a place to buy snacks might be a bit pricey though if yr many. Easily accessible by car and maybe a 20 min or... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Nice to allow the strike during height of tourist season. This was to be a highlight of our trip. What a waste of opportunity to allow it to drag out all summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This is very well organized complex and offers many interesting things. A must for families and reasonably priced.

Thank Kramnumber1

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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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