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
Official Website: Montreal Science CentreFee: Yes; There is a family discount available - see the official website for details.
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2 Rue de la Commune O
Montreal, QC H2Y 4B2
Phone: +1 514-496-4724
Austin G. Aug-21-2019
If you've been to other science centers around the world, you may be underwhelmed. If you have never been to one and/or need a place to take your child on a... Read More
Amanda S. Jun-30-2020
Had a great visit with the kids at this amazing science center designed to allow kids to explore, be creative and be active. Perfect when exploring the city... Read More
Justine S. Apr-12-2016
I love Science museums, but this one is quite small and even though the exhibits are fun, they don't last long. They do have a very nice theatre, I would... Read More
Accommodations near 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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