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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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Best for kids!

The teens and preteen in our group really enjoyed this science centre. The exhibits are very hands-on. The adults found it okay, but I expected more. There is a lot of empty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Barb P
Timmins, Canada
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Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The teens and preteen in our group really enjoyed this science centre. The exhibits are very hands-on. The adults found it okay, but I expected more. There is a lot of empty space which could house more exhibits. The kids were disappointed that the gaming exhibit is not there any longer. We spent almost four hours there, but the kids... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids had fun discovering this place. Lots of activities to explore. The children had a blast discovering the human body and playing the mindball. This place need at least 2 hours with little ones to finish.

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Peterborough, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got there late afternoon. Took our money but didn't say they were closing soon. Hugh building with not much in it. Some things were interesting for the kids but many displays were out of order. It was a waste of time and money.

Thank PtboCan
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks very fun, but unfortunately the ticket line was very long and the tickets were a little pricey. So we didn't get to experience the whole Centre.

Thank Aislin_Belle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your kids will love all the cool things there. There's fun things that kids and parents will like. There is some seating. While your child is playing she/he will still be learning.

Thank Matthew A
Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice facility geared for children. As an older couple we found quite a bit too juvenile. The kids were having a great time!

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on our final full day in Montreal. In between raindrops, we walked from our hotel on the edge of Old Montreal down to the port and went into the Science Centre. Much to our happy surprise, there was a special Animal Worx exhibit on. It was fascinating to see the animals exposed as they have been. We learned... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed with this place because it wasn't what I expected. It is however a great place for kids. There are tons of inter active stations that not only educate but are also very amusing for kids. Just about every kid in the place seemed to be having a ball. We did like the IMAX theater and... More 

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 16 February 2017

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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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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