Phi Centre

Phi Centre, Montreal: Hours, Address, Phi Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Dedicated to art in all its forms, Phi is a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization that cultivates all aspects of creation, development, production and dissemination. Phi is at the intersection of art, film, music, design and technology. Through eclectic programming and a strong emphasis on content creation, Phi fosters unexpected encounters between artists and audiences. Headquartered at the Phi Centre in Montreal Canada, Phi was created by Director and Founder Phoebe Greenberg.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 6 min walk
  • Square-Victoria-OACI • 8 min walk
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MissGeorgiana
Montreal, Canada709 contributions
Immersive and fun for all ages
Jul. 2020
This was our first visit to this amazing museum, and we were not disappointed.

Their current Emergence & Convergence exhibit was immersive and a lot of fun. The entire visit was about 1.5 hours and kept my 8-year-old engaged throughout.

We had the first projection room to ourselves for nearly half an hour and social distancing was easy.
Written August 7, 2020
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Miriam I
4 contributions
Sublime Visitor Interaction
Sep. 2019 • Solo
The Phi Centre perfectly blends new innovation with artistic flair. I went to the VR cinema and loved the concept so much that I came back for the Hum(AI)n and Jim Carrey exhibition. It breaks down the typical museum/exhibit experience which can be quite distant to fully involving the visitor in the creative process.
Written September 4, 2019
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Donna D
Middleton, MA565 contributions
Unique museum worth a visit
Aug. 2019 • Family
Really enjoyed their virtual reality exhibit. Allow about 3 hours to do everything. Even got to design our own perfume based on our personality after doing a questionnaire. A machine makes it in front of you and you get to take home a small bottle for free. Also enjoyed the Jim Carrey exhibit with his drawings. Cool museum for teens. Impressed by number of staff throughout exhibit to assist you with the experiences. Located in Old Montreal area.
Written August 16, 2019
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kathydaffy88
Whately, MA96 contributions
Absolutely phenomenal - a truly hidden gem!
Jul. 2019
Phi Centre was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. It is a gem hidden in plain sight and worth every penny. My boyfriend and I were looking for something to do on our last day in Montreal and after reading tripadvisor reviews we decided to give the HUM(AI)N exhibit at Phi a shot - it was fantastic! I've never experienced virtual reality before and was absolutely blown away by the different stories/scenes. You are immersed in a variety of scenarios that are impossible to imagine; one is a gymnasium with balls bouncing everywhere while a puppet sings and another can only be described as street punk. And the others.... well, best to see what happens for yourself! Go! One of most awesome things I have ever done and would love to do again!!
Written August 10, 2019
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dmhn
Buena Park, CA163 contributions
Great!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Visited the Humain exhibit with seven stations. Each was very engaging. The Emergence experience was the most interesting to me. A lot of virtual reality experiences, which is not for everyone. Those who suffer from motion sickness might find it hard to sit through some of the experiences, but I enjoyed every one of them!
Written July 8, 2019
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Emily W
Brooklyn, NY13 contributions
Awesome VR and AI experiences!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Really cool museum with a few AI’s and some VR experiences. Give yourself ~2 hours to do the whole thing. Some of the VR videos are lengthy, so check the booklet ahead of time so you know which ones are longer, and try to do those first (each one only has 2-4 headsets. Also make sure you’re good with VR things before going. I’m glad my husband was working and couldn’t come with me, he’s very sensitive to 3D-type things and probably would’ve gotten nauseous for some of the VR. I’m usually even good with 3D and VR, but I even got nauseous from one (the one with the spinning chairs that has a warning for sensitive content; it wasn’t the sensitive content that got me, but rather the blurry style of the video). Overall great experience, will recommend to any friends that visit Montréal!
Written June 11, 2019
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Glennbrian
Montreal, Canada182 contributions
Blown away by the experience
Apr. 2019 • Friends
A friend took me there as a surprise.

It is a totally immersive experience using Virtual Reality technology.

One of the best things to do in Montreal.

It is a hidden gem.
Written April 21, 2019
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Shaun F
Montreal, Canada76 contributions
Phi Centre - A Little Known Secret In Old Montreal
Mar. 2019 • Couples
I was surprised at how many people I’ve talked to that are unaware of this hidden treasure in Old Montreal. I’ve been attending events at the Phi Center in the Old Port for 3+ years now and it is an amazing venue for experiencing many different types of “artsy” events. Phi events that I have attended have included: art exhibitions, virtual reality shows (Bjork), music concerts (numerous), avante garde art film screenings (many), a video shoot, and more. It’s situated in a beautifully restored four-storey building in Old Montreal and includes numerous exhibition spaces and theatres. There’s an interesting souvenir boutique just off the main lobby and the staff I’ve dealt with have always been exceptionally friendly and helpful. I advise anyone interested in experiencing a happening and eclectic “arts and culture” venue to check out the Phi Centre in Old Montreal. You won’t regret it.
Written April 9, 2019
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Claude A
Candiac, Canada34 contributions
Avant garde and cool
Mar. 2019 • Couples
We went to see the immersive VR theatrical experience The Horrifically Real Virtuality and loved it. Hard to find the words to describe. The centre is really progressive and high tech. Love how the programme is different and experimental but with a trendy twist. Try it.
Written March 23, 2019
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Rose193
31 contributions
Awesome VR exhibit
Dec. 2018 • Family
Went to a virtual reality exhibit with many separate experiences. The "Spheres" about space was by far the best one. It was absolutely incredible!! You have about 3 hours with your ticket and, in that time, you should be able to get most of the experiences done. It's amazing but can be tiring and some experiences are better than others.
Written February 3, 2019
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Phi Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue - Thu 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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