Montreal Science Centre

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Montreal Science Centre
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Speciality Museums • Science Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 10 min walk
  • Champ-de-Mars • 10 min walk
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4.0
614 reviews
Excellent
258
Very good
205
Average
97
Poor
39
Terrible
15

Kelly S
50 contributions
Expensive and not for adults
Mar. 2020
Overall we were disappointed with this science centre. Seeing as it was 29 dollars, we were expecting it to be amazing, they also charge more for tourists which is pretty annoying considering it's already very expensive.

In regards to the museum itself, it was very centered to children which can be fun but I wouldn't recommend for adults, as it wasn't stimulating enough for us. The astronaut part was very good but the other parts we didn't learn as much as we thought we would, it was too childlike.
Written March 8, 2020
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Archie
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
Not bad, but overpriced!
Mar. 2020
Very difficult to find meter parking in the area, so you’re often left with no choice but to pay the $25.00 to park at the pier in the Old Port. A rip-off! This, of course, on top of the over-priced Science Centre. Compared to other science centres I’ve been to across Canada, this one is mediocre, at best. Most is basic, hands-on stuff—sounds okay, but awful during cold and flu season...or a global viral outbreak! No thanks. There are plenty of better educational places in the GMA for kids.
Written March 7, 2020
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Olga M
New York City, NY5 contributions
Great indoor day
Jan. 2020 • Family
This place is amazing dor kids. We were visiting from New York and only stayed in Montreal for one day - very cold day. So we decided to spend time indoors. Was there with two kids of 9. They were amazed by so many things, they absolutely loved the experience. I suggest to get a map or good understanding of how big this place is, so you won’t get stuck in one place for too long. We got to spend like two hours in the area of challenges and building, and then we realized there was so so much more to see, which we had a very little time left for. So we didn’t see it all. But what we saw and dis was amazing for kids. Highly recommend this place.
Written January 20, 2020
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April2179
Toronto66 contributions
We had an amazing day!
Jan. 2020 • Family
My 7-year-old son just loved this place. We easily spent 4 hours here. Ticket price very reasonable. Definitely recommended.
Written January 20, 2020
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Hasan
Halifax, Canada150 contributions
A fun place to visit
Dec. 2019
It was fun for my kid and myself. we learned a lot and did a lot of scientific things. its suitable for kids at all ages and for adults as well
Written January 19, 2020
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Kristin K
Boston, MA166 contributions
Terrific hands on museum for young children
Dec. 2019
Terrific hands on museum. My four year old son had a ball--but there was also plenty that was for older kids too.
Written January 8, 2020
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nickuzhov
Mississauga, Canada16 contributions
Not worth the ticket cost
Dec. 2019
Perhaps a great place for small kids, elementary, maybe middle school; we, two adults with our teenager, found very few things that interested us. Unlike, say, Ontario Science Center in Toronto, this one can't be described as "for all ages". To add insult to injury, 1 exposition was closed for some special event, and several most popular objects were out of order. Definitely overpriced.
Written January 4, 2020
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Lucyjune
Hanover, NH36 contributions
No maps, confusing—better for smaller kids?
Jan. 2020 • Family
The Montreal Science Center is an oddly-designed museum with minimal signage. Lots of hands-on activities are probably exciting for younger kids especially. Our scientifically-minded nine-year old son was intermittently interested, found the experience ok, not great. Overall, meh.
Written January 2, 2020
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medcoco1
Tennessee247 contributions
very fun day for kids
Nov. 2019
We spent most of the day at the science center. My son loved this place, they have tons of hands on activities, it is very educational and it is well planned out for kids. The only thing that might annoy some people is that a lot of schools from the area come to visit the center, it did not bother us at all.
Written December 1, 2019
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SHB
Burlington, VT69 contributions
Overrun by School Groups
Nov. 2019 • Family
This was our sixth visit to the Science Centre so we have a good baseline for experiences. Sadly, it’s wonderful focus as a “hands-on” museum is often overrun with school groups, including the blocking off of entire sections just for the groups’ use. On Friday 11/29/19 half of the sections were unusable by my 3 children. I paid full price for access to half of the museum! And the sections that were open had unsupervised school kids in them.

I am an educator myself and believe in the impact school trips can have for schoolchildren, but this museum needs to figure out who it’s audience is during the school year. Is it the full paying tourist family, the local Montreal family, or is it school groups? And why can’t the museum limit the hours school groups visit? If its hours are 9:00-16:00, why not have 11-2 for school groups and the rest of the hours for the general (and paying) public?
Written November 30, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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