Getting children involved in science is an interest that many parents share. Centre des Sciences de Montréal (Montreal Science Centre) is a parent's dream come true. Built in 2000, the Montreal Science Centre is an excellent option to add to your tour of Montreal, especially if you have young children. Unlike most museums, the Science Centre encourages you to touch and interact with the exhibits. There are permanent and temporary exhibits to entertain even the most intrepid of adventurers and most technophobic individuals.
The various permanent exhibitions are geared towards different age groups. Clic! is designed for children between the ages of four and seven. Here children can build a house or roller coaster and participate in various other science related activities which involve things like gravity and patterns and forms. The Science 26 exhibition displays practical uses of science with one use for each letter of the alphabet. For example, at the letter "A" it is possible to edit animation films and insert your own characters using the chromakey technique.
There are also team games such as Mission Gaia where teams play together to save the world using sustainable development and other technologies in a recovery from social and environmental disasters. This introduces the concept of team work as no progress is made without the players working together.
In addition to these fascinating permanent exhibits, there are a range of temporary exhibits which are changed on a regular basis to keep frequent visitors entertained and exploring the world of science.
Combine your visit with a movie in the IMAX Telus theatre which is also located at the Science Centre and you will be sure to have a fun filled day without going anywhere else.
Access is just a pleasant 10 minute walk through Old Montreal from the Place-d'Armes Metro station. Wheelchairs are provided free of charge for disabled patrons.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes; There is a family discount available - see the official website for details.
Currently ClosedHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: 2 Rue de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2, Canada
Phone: (514) 496-4724
Official Website: Montreal Science Centre
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 2 - Orange||Place-d'Armes||10 Minutes|
How to get to Montreal Science Centre by Metro
By Metro: Take Metro Line 2 to Place-d'Armes; exit and go right (south) on St. Urbain Street. Continue on St. Sulpice Street all the way to de la Commune Street and turn left. The Science Centre is just ahead on the pier to your right.
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Ratedout of 5
Had so much fun here, even as an adult! Love the interactive displays. Felt like a kid again playing (and learning!) in all the exhibits.
Cassandra C - 1 day ago
Good gravy this place is cool and massive! So much fun for all ages! Worth the price and spending several hours at all the amazing exhibits. Location is perfect! Just don't bring your car as parking is very expensive. The whole port is just the place to be! Tons of space to explore and to bring your stroller so do not worry.
Dan Law - 10 days ago
Interesting place for both small and older kids and adults While much smaller then the Ottawa museum it is well worth visiting. We went with two small kids, under 2 years. They totally enjoyed themselves for over 2 hours with a variety of interactive displays. Some they understood and others they just enjoyed the interaction. The kid specific playroom was a total hit and enough variety to keep them occupied for a further hour (until we wore out). While we were there there were several groups of teens going through and they too seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. Just a note, the parking passes that come with the memberships do not work with the parking lot on the pier with the museum.
Harm Rombeek - 12 days ago
A must visit for tourists with kids. And a definite value for money membership for families with young kids living in Montreal. Your yearly pass is good for many other museums within Canada, but also in the US and other places around the world. When you visit a science related museum don't hesitate to ask, you might be happily surprised.
Dimitris Katsaounis - 1 month ago