Montreal Science Centre

See How Science Really Works in Daily Life

Montreal Science Centre
Montreal Science Centre cc licensed photo by JustinPoulsen

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 Visit

Fee: Yes; There is a family discount available - see the official website for details.

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • 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 R. de la Commune O, Montréal, QC H2Y 4B2, Canada

Phone: (514) 496-4724

Official Website: Montreal Science Centre

Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Excellent museum — even for a toddler! The Mini Mondo area for younger kids is well-done, featuring lots of elements for imaginative play such as a bulk food market, a house, cars and a bridge over a river. There’s also a ball-run building corner that’s seriously fun for kids and parents too. One section of the room is thoughtfully reserved for babies. Also of note: the Mini Mondo nursing/pumping room is NICE (see photo) and the family restroom has a kid-sized toilet and sink and is decorated with fun facts about animal poop. My toddler also found a lot to enjoy in the other exhibits. It helped that we were there on a winter weekday so that it was quiet and less overwhelming.
April McCullum - 2 weeks ago

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4 Star Rating Really great experience for kids. A little expensive ($50 for 1 child under three and 1 adult + $25 for parking). If it was cheaper we would have returned, son really enjoyed the kids area. Went in the morning (10am) no crowd which allowed us to explore all the exhibits thoroughly. Very clean and organized.
Todd - a month ago

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4 Star Rating $50 for the ticket + $25 for parking and worth every cent! I highly recommend it if you are interested in that sort of thing... Amazing! It's as if you are truly in space with a 360° view! It's hard to walk even because there's no floor just stars... Crazy! The person you are with is a computer generated yellow human form while the other people are the same but blue... Really, really cool... No pictures though!
Kelly Birch - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Awesome place to take children of all ages. Easily able to spend at least a half day - all day exploring the exhibits. The Fabriks section is a fun and exciting way to get the kids into experimenting to accomplish a goal. The guides do a great job of trying to frame celebrating the process, not necessarily the result. They recommend 8+ years old but we still had lots of fun with our 5 year old.
Jeremy Harris - 5 months ago

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Directions

Metro Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 2 - OrangePlace-d'Armes10 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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