The Canadian Children’s Museum is a great hands-on museum that allows children to learn how people live in different countries through active play!
The museum is located inside of the Canadian Museum of History in Hull Quebec.
Once you enter the Canadian Children’s Museum, you will be given a passport that will allow you to collect stamps as you visit all corners of the world from Japan to Nigeria, Egypt to India, Mexico to Indonesia. As you enter each home representing a country, you will find hands-on artifacts such as toys, clothing, games or crafts that are relevant to that particular country and their culture.
During your visit at the Canadian Children’s Museum make sure you:
Visit the theater, dress up and perform in front of an audience
Walk through the colorful market
Visit a traditional Mexican house
Discover the secret passage through the pyramid
Climb aboard the Pakistani bus
There are also tons of special activities at the Canadian Children’s Museum as well as special exhibitions in the Kaleidoscope Room.
Opening hours are:
- June 24th to September 5th 2016: everyday (except Thursday) from 9:30am to 6pm and Thursdays from 9:30 to 8pm
- September 6th 2016 to March 31 2017: everyday (except Thursday from 9:30 to 5 and Thursdays from 9:30 to 8pm
- December 24th 2016: from 9:30 to 2pm
- The museum will be closed on Christmas Day and from January 9 to 13th 2017 for annual maintenance
Admission fees are:
- Adults: 15$
- Seniors (65+): 13$
- Children (3 to 12): 9$
- Children 2 and under: free
Good to know: the admission to the Canadian Children’s Museum is FREE every Thursday from 4 to 8pm, on Canada Day (July 1) and Remembrance Day (Nov 11)
For more information on the Canadian Children’s Museum, the official website
Canadian Children’s Museum
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, QC, K1A 0M8
Phone: 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621