Montreal Science Centre

See How Science Really Works in Daily Life

Montreal Science Centre
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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.

Open Now

Hours 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

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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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Rated 4.4 out of 5Montreal Science Centre Star Rating

5 Star Rating I really loved this place. The some of the exhibits they had at that time were on human body, space, and my favorite was on the First Nations. All the exhibits were interactive and good for people of all ages.

Elena Cabezas - 26 days ago

4 Star Rating Wonderful place to bring your kids to. Very innovative. You could bring your lunch as well. There's also places where you could eat over there and good decorations. It's actually a good place to take nice pictures as well.

Rubis abi nader - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Super fun place for all ages. Loads of interactive exhibits that make science fun. Good diversity of games and experiments that bring science to a younger or non-science crowd. The IMAX has some good movies. Timing can be tricky for them depending on the English or French version wanted. Remember Montreal is bilingual.

PAUL RITZ - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating The Montreal science museum is an amazing attraction for Montreal. They shoe imax movies about nature in both English and French. They have lots of cool exhibits, and a stem lab where you can build things. They have a cafe where you can buy food, and it is located on a nice, touristy part of old Montreal. Parking can be difficult, but I highly recommend it.

SER Eiffel - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 2 months ago


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