Museums in Montreal

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Museums in Montreal

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  • ccriderYVR
    Vancouver, Canada3,441 contributions
    The museum spans multiple building that are connected underground.

    While we visited, they had the Basquiat exhibit which was better than expected. There just was so much to see. We were there for about 4 hours but could have stayed a few more.

    Huge mixture of contemporary to classic art. Nothing is behind glass so you can get close to some of the master works.

    We also stopped in the cafe for a snack and water. It was a bit messy with tables not being clean. I guess this is post Covid reality.
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • Moe B
    Vancouver, Canada65 contributions
    We were walking along when my wife (her name is Barbie) spotted the Barbie Expo sign. My Barbie being a Barbie doll fan since childhood decided we were going in. No way was I going to object, so I found a nice place to sit and watch a football game on my phone while my Barbie walked among the hundred (yes, hundreds) of Barbie dolls costumed to reflect different cultures, fashion styles and eras, professions, and events. There were Barbies of all ages, ethnicities, and races. There were fancy Barbies and casual Barbies. It was a seemingly endless display of probably every Barbie ever created (and where did they all come from?). There was even a photo booth you could go into and have your picture taken pretending to be a new-in-box Barbie doll. My wife wandered for an hour, I watched the football game until my phone died. My team won. My wife saw all her childhood Barbie's. It was a great day.
    Written October 22, 2022
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  • Ronna H
    Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
    This was one of the very best museums we have ever been in. We spent hours and hours there. It is creatively and brilliantly curated.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • 524harishg
    Boston, MA49 contributions
    Great way to spend a couple of hours with the kids
    Nice species of animals
    Well kept place and animals
    Nice vegeterian food ( the cafe is all vegeterian )
    Written November 25, 2022
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  • paulabsimon
    Santa Rosa, CA25 contributions
    Avery gave us so much. A real sense of Jewish life, so many historical facts and SO much food. It was a fantastic 4 hours. We are so glad we chose the Museum tour over other similar options because it as so comprehensive (and fun and filling)
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Martine
    7 contributions
    This was a fun museum to visit. It is well done and the history was interesting to learn. We were particularly fascinated with Benjamin Franklin's visit to Chateau Ramezay and to see his signature on a letter in the showcase. Glad we took the time to stop in and explore.
    Written November 7, 2021
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  • AnLil
    860 contributions
    Seniors and children 8-12 years might like the Biosphere at Parc Jean Drapeau. It splits into the island of Sainte-Helene and parkland surrounding Pont Jacques Cartier’s Biosphere museum. The best part was yearround guided tours led by Marie Charlotte in English, past the water tower up Mont Boulle, embarking daily at 3:00. The entry cost is $8-16, unless using the 5-museum passport. Replacing native sumac and other species with mostly ash proved to be unfortunate in Montreal, but other animals like squirrels, birds and insects benefit from the biodiversity. It’s hard to believe over 500,000 visitors came in a day during EXPO 1967. The nutricultural four seasons living wall designed here has spread globally. We skipped the black theatre room and saw Korean-made educational animation in the Ecolab. Tropicana upstairs has a theme of plastic bottles’ effect depicted through art. On the 5th floor (wind turbines) it would be the perfect place to sunbathe above playgrounds below. You can look down on the filtration marshes and intensive green roof; the museum can be seen in 35 minutes in all. The museum’s on an island where you can view or rent bicycles by credit card from nearby Vieux Port. In 1967 more than 50 million visitors came for Expo. The biosphere environmental museum was once clad with panels so it looked like the BC Science World, but after the World Expo, Montreal’s globe designed by Fuller-protege Shoji Sadao alit on fire; and since then, the panels were never replaced. It is mostly wheelchair accessible with washrooms and a vending machine to buy food (pasta salad, popcorn, sandwich tray, and drink). The work of environmental innovation and Dymaxion is credited to Jeffrey Lindsay’s Baie-D’Urfe Weatherbreak geodesic “skigloo” dome and Alain Gadbois “Planet Bucky” of Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). Fuller moved on to the Chicago World Fair, Wichita House, Quebec’s Expo 1967, and Epcot Center @Disneyworld. Biosphere isn’t as riveting but offers a healthy look at local biodiversity even on a dreary day.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Deb F
    Austin, TX19 contributions
    Interesting place. Amazing butterfly collection. LOTS of kids around but worth a visit if you are at the Botanical Gardens or Biodome. It's a short walk between these three.
    Written September 2, 2022
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  • Ronna H
    Pittsburgh, PA47 contributions
    We visit Holocaust Museum in every city we visit. This one clearly was put together with care and with love. There's always so much to learn and to keep us on our toes when we say "Nevr again"!!
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Kristin K
    Boston, MA199 contributions
    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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  • Judith G
    Morris Plains, NJ4 contributions
    This was a nice little Museum. Not overwhelming. You are able to get background and interesting information on particular people or cultural events of Canada. We enjoyed it.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • xJAIMIEx
    Toronto, Ontario48 contributions
    Beautiful building within the McGill University campus with a treasure trove of very interesting displays and exhibits with much variety.
    Great place to visit! Not too big but still much to see! Mummies, dinosaurs, extinct animals, fossils and minerals are some of the interesting exhibits they have for showcase
    Written March 22, 2020
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  • 716familytravelers
    58 contributions
    We had a reservation for a 5pm show in the theatre here and planned our entire day around that. After doing the botanical gardens and biodome, we got to the planetarium around 4pm, thinking we’d check out the planetarium exhibits, then view the movie in the planetarium theatre and head back to our hotel.

    Well, this planetarium is so small, with minimal exhibits (just one on meteorites), that we covered the entire space in less than 20 minutes and just sat around waiting to get into the 5pm theatre show. We eventually gave up waiting, as we were worried about traffic getting back to our hotel since we had dinner reservations later that evening.

    I’ve heard the show is great, but not much to do here than that otherwise. We had the Espace pass which granted us admission to this museum in addition to other attractions nearby, otherwise I would have never paid the $22 admission to get into here.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • OH2CTHEC
    Saratoga Springs, NY84 contributions
    Exceptional experience at this gem of a historic site. Our guide, Gabriel was extraordinary in her knowledge, and we found ourselves mesmerized by her detail of life at this beautiful home and farm.
    Well worth the visit to this delightful neighborhood.
    Written October 23, 2022
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  • Mark G
    New York City, NY125 contributions
    Great place to visit, you can spend an hour or several, proceed through history at your own pace. I learned so much about Montreal in such a short time, I never knew about the quiet revolution of the 60's in Montreal. I highly recommend visitors stop here early in their visit, the museum gives a great overview of the city and is very reasonable.
    Written February 24, 2020
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