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Montreal Science Centre

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 2, de la Commune Street West | Quai King-Edward, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 4B2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-496-4724
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages...

At the Montreal Science Centre, we want to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building their future.

Located in the Old Port of Montreal.

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Expected to Stay An Hour or Two, Ended Up Staying Over Five Hours

Based on Tripadvisor reviews and the Centre's website, I thought this would be a short but meaningful visit. Was I wrong; my nine year old granddaughter loved it and we ended up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2014
Elgin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We did not take advantage of the special exhibits (cave paintings, very scientific) or the IMAX movie, both of which are ticketed separately. Spent $40 for family of 4, would have been worth it if there had been more. If you get by some static displays there are 2 video labs, a small children's play area, and a large hall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had a great time exploring the science center with our kids. One of the highlights of montreal. Prices were reasonable. Clean and happy atmosphere

1 Thank jkacgallagher
montreal, Quebec
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

It cost our family of 4 (2 adults , 2 kids 5 and 7) 68$ to enter, plus 20$ for parking. The parking is across the street from the museum, but there are no signs on where to enter or to exit ., so be prepared to walk to find your way ! The Lascaux exhibit was very nice ,... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

If you are in Montreal this summer, this is A MUST see exhibition. The Lascaux caves were discovered during 2nd world war and were closed to visitors in 1963 in fear of deterioration. If you love history, you will love this place, be careful, the site closes at 5:00pm, you need at least 2 hours just for this exhibition.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The special exhibit on the Lascaux Caves was outstanding. We were there with two 12 year olds, and the rest of the museum was very hands on, and ideal for them - probably the ideal age group would be 8-13. The linear layout was a little confusing. We were a little disappointed that the only IMAX movies in the afternoon... More 

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Elgin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Based on Tripadvisor reviews and the Centre's website, I thought this would be a short but meaningful visit. Was I wrong; my nine year old granddaughter loved it and we ended up staying over five hours (left thirty minutes before closing). Lots of things to do for the children (adults probably will be bored) - I still had to pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We went to the museum specifically to see this exhibit - Paleolithic cave paintings. The paintings are supposed to be over 17,000 years old. The exhibit was very well curated both for adults and mature children. Lots of 3-D representations, short films, and histograms. You need about 2 hours for this exhibit and more if you want to see other... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

for $ 37/3 people this science centre in the old port has a lot of attractions for everyone to interact with, and there is no time limit on how long one can stay there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

We mostly went for the cave painting display and, as adults, there was not much else there. I think kids would have fun as the rest of it was hands-on.

1 Thank Jeannie O
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Les grottes de Lascaux, in France have developped a special technique in order to have some of its content travel to other countries in order for people to actually see and understand this amazing discovery. They are paintings dating to over 20000 years and very unique. The show at the Centre des sciences de Montréal deserves our visit as it... More 

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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