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“We could have spent all day here and not done everything”

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!
Reviewed 28 January 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.

Thank PickyMomm
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

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

Thank gordoncr
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Reviewed 30 December 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.

Thank Suge A
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

If you have a child or children and you're in the Gatineau/Ottawa area, DO stop at the civilization *cough* or the Canadian History museum. (Can thank our federal government for the name change). Hours and hours of entertainment guaranteed and you won't even have to do anything. Kids will make friends instantly with others and you can just sit back and relax while keeping an eye on your little one.

Very educational, entertaining and fun for them. And you might even catch yourself at trying some of the games and even play with the kids. You can spend easily 4hours there without even knowing it! That' show fun it is!!!

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

My 9 year and 4 year had lot of fun. We tried the 1 Museum + 1 IMax. The food is little on the expensive side, so better fill your stomach coming here.

Thank shinil
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