Musée canadien des enfants, Gatineau

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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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  • 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 »
  • My husband and I took our two grandchildren (ages 9 and 6 years). The museum was fabulous. All the activities were interactive. The displays were well-laid out and fun. The idea of acquiring... 
    My husband and I took our two grandchildren (ages 9 and 6 years). The museum was fabulous. All the activities were interactive. The displays were well-laid out and fun. The idea of acquiring...  more »
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  • So many lovely activities for kids to enjoy! Lots of little pavilions n country oriented activities n settings. Great way for young minds to explore n learn! There was also an instrument making session which was just great! Mom n dad enjoyed it too. Those weary of crowds, go prepared...there will be lots n lots of kids running around and it will get noisy but if that bothers you, wait out n let your better half take care of your child inside while u go chill at the cafe in inside the museum itself!
  • The Children's Museum part of the Canadian Museum of History is phenomenal! I took my 3.5 year old there, and she had an amazing time! The children's part has many small to medium exhibits that are designed for the attention span of kids. The theatre is top notch. It gives kids a chance to play dress up, "act" on stage, and play with theatre sound and lights. There are several structures set up for playing make believe, like a post office, shops, a ship, and a kitchen. Mine stopped into each to play with other kids. There are even crafts, like where kids can color and cut out shadow puppets, then put on a show. .... And lots more! It's a bit expensive, but it's worth going with young kids if you've never been. It gets busy though, so be prepared to chase your kids around through a crowd of other kids and parents!

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