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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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 Science Center

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
BigPete123
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank McKie R
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Ersun U
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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.

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Thank Deborah W
North Creek, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

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Thank LodgeGore
Ede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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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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