Musée canadien des enfants, Gatineau

4.6
#1 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Quebec
Inspire your child's imagination at Musée canadien des enfants, offering kids a wide array of hands-on experiences of art, culture, and history. Let your child lead you through the colorful museum: visit the market bazaar to discover different foods, then climb aboard the Pakistani bus or a rickshaw from Thailand. History comes alive in the grand hall dedicated to First Nations cultures, and temporary shows focus on specific subjects. Interactive exhibits and workshops complete the engaging, educational experience. Our Gatineau route planner makes visiting Gatineau and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I absolutely adore the Canadian Children's Museum. I have visited it over and over again throughout my life. I have the fondest memories of exploring it, both as a child and adult. Everything is so...  more »
  • The Children's Museum is part of the Canadian Museum of History. This national museum is located in Gatineau, across the river from Parliament Hill. There is parking ($$). Little kids will adore this....  more »
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  • So many lovely activities for kids to enjoy! Lots of little pavilions n country oriented activities n settings. Great way for young minds to explore n learn! There was also an instrument making session which was just great! Mom n dad enjoyed it too. Those weary of crowds, go prepared...there will be lots n lots of kids running around and it will get noisy but if that bothers you, wait out n let your better half take care of your child inside while u go chill at the cafe in inside the museum itself!
  • The Children's Museum part of the Canadian Museum of History is phenomenal! I took my 3.5 year old there, and she had an amazing time! The children's part has many small to medium exhibits that are designed for the attention span of kids. The theatre is top notch. It gives kids a chance to play dress up, "act" on stage, and play with theatre sound and lights. There are several structures set up for playing make believe, like a post office, shops, a ship, and a kitchen. Mine stopped into each to play with other kids. There are even crafts, like where kids can color and cut out shadow puppets, then put on a show. .... And lots more! It's a bit expensive, but it's worth going with young kids if you've never been. It gets busy though, so be prepared to chase your kids around through a crowd of other kids and parents!
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