Musée canadien des enfants, Gatineau

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#1 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Quebec
Children’s Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
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Inspire your child's imagination at Musée canadien des enfants, offering kids a wide array of hands-on experiences of art, culture, and history. Let your child lead you through the colorful museum: visit the market bazaar to discover different foods, then climb aboard the Pakistani bus or a rickshaw from Thailand. History comes alive in the grand hall dedicated to First Nations cultures, and temporary shows focus on specific subjects. Interactive exhibits and workshops complete the engaging, educational experience. Our Gatineau route planner makes visiting Musée canadien des enfants and other Gatineau attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This museum provides lots of stuff that our kids can play with. We ended up spending 2 hours in this museum and got no more time to look at the history museum since the kids are so tired after... 
    This museum provides lots of stuff that our kids can play with. We ended up spending 2 hours in this museum and got no more time to look at the history museum since the kids are so tired after...  more »
  • The Canadian Children's museum is an attraction really conceived for children. Everything is at their reach and it is really fun to play with them as they discover the different worlds over there... 
    The Canadian Children's museum is an attraction really conceived for children. Everything is at their reach and it is really fun to play with them as they discover the different worlds over there...  more »
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  • This place was a big hit with my 5 year old and 18 month old. Lots of activities and sections to explore. Fun for the kids and fun for adults too.
  • We were excited to return to the Children’s Museum after a lengthy closure but, we should have waited longer as this was a money grab. No change to the cost of admission yet lots of things were closed off or removed, such as the interactive aspects like the costumes. I don’t understand the point of giving us a passport to stamp when the stamps weren’t even available. It was just mainly empty houses, all of the things IN the houses that make the experience fun for kids were gone. Not to mention the exterior is all under construction. There’s no water in the fountain, the main staircase is blocked so, you need to use this temporary wood one, and the sounds of the heavy equipment drowns out the quiet scene along the river. We left after an hour (even though we paid for 2 hours) and went to a FREE playground instead where my kids had way more fun. Yes, I checked the website before coming, and it said some things were not available which is false advertising in my opinion, the website should have said MOST things were unavailable. Considering that this is one of the most expensive museums to visit in the Ottawa area, the entry fee is highway robbery in its current condition.

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