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Canadian Children's Museum

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
+1 819-776-7000
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Wonderful place

This museum is really fun for children and adults as well. Every section is made with extreme care... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Maymk
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Toronto, Canada
Always worth it

If you're in the hull area this is worth the visit! Kids of all ages have a great time at the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Sarah C
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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!
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100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H2, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This museum is really fun for children and adults as well. Every section is made with extreme care and attention to detail. It was a wonderful experience. We had a great time. We'll come back when our son is older to enjoy even more.

Thank Maymk
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time visiting the Canadian Children's Museum with your son. We hope to see you again soon! Stephanie Fortin Tourism and Marketing Officer Canadian Museum of History

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If you're in the hull area this is worth the visit! Kids of all ages have a great time at the museaum!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing children's museum. Safe and fun place for families to enjoy together. We had so much fun! They have a great passport activity that our daughter loved. Come on it is fun to collect stamps no matter how old you are! Favourite activities: the behind...More

Thank katqe
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your great comments following your visit to the Canadian Children's Museum. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the exhibition. We offer many themed activities throughout the year, ensure to check our website and come see us again! Regards, Stephanie Fortin...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

There was tons for our 2 year old to do here but it was madness for us adults! Haha. Make no mistake this is not a complaint just a hazard of being an adult with a small child. He had a blast and ran himself...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

During our last visit to Ottawa we visited the history museum and kids museum and my daughter didn't want to go home, she had lots of fun

Thank BobH1970
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Was expecting a better experience. Having been told about the great interactive "Canadian Civilization Museum", I was disappointed by the government forced change to the new name of "Canadian History Museum" for Canada 150. I feel like it has missed the mark on being a...More

Thank AllSeasoned_traveler
Reviewed 15 August 2017

What a great place to hang out for the day. Wonderful place for our 3 little to experience. Strongly recommend this for anyone with children. You'll need an hour but might want 3 to take it all in. Parking tip: Go across the street to...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Kids ( 9 and 7 at the time) really liked it here, but I could tell they would have liked it even more if we came when they were younger. I think it might be best for kids around 6 years or younger. Nevertheless, they...More

Thank ThisMomOf2
Stephanie F, Manager at Canadian Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your great comments. We are glad to hear your enjoyed your time at the Children's Museum with your kids. The Museum is perfect for kids from 3 to 9 years old, but younger and older kids can also enjoy themselves. We hope...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a place were kids can be kids. They have hands on activities and exhibits designed for children to try. Mine have always loved going to this museum.

Thank LucieRochon
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I spent the afternoon with my 8 yr old son and 3 yr old daughter here. The kids had a good time jumping in and out of the taxi, bus and car. Playing shopkeeper with the plastic fruit and veg. And being captain and crew...More

1  Thank fobba
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Response from smdoctoroff | Reviewed this property |
Good Day "Occams-Razor": The "admission/fee" policy of the Cdn, History Museum is that one pays for entrance with no additional fee for visiting any of the component parts [like the Wonderful Children's Museum] or special... More
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Wilson2021
18 August 2017|
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Response from smdoctoroff | Reviewed this property |
Good Day: Many three year old children are very inquisitive... and would love the Museum... BUT their memory often precludes a "lasting impression"... It is certainly worth the effort!!
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Response from Dayana33 | Reviewed this property |
A 2 yr old would definitely have a fun time but a 10 yr old, might be a bit old for it. But it does depend on the child... my 10 yr old niece enjoys it together with her younger cousins.
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