Activities

10 Museums to discover with the kids

Do you want to initiate your kids to the wonderful world of museums and all they have to offer? Here is a list of museums that have dedicated activities and expositions specifically for families!

National Gallery of Canada

When
All year

Hours
Hours vary

Watch out for
Artissimo is a series of activities set up for families that allow you to explore artworks in the gallery in fun ways so you can use your experience as inspiration to make art with the kids afterwards!

Contact information
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

Canada Science and Technology Museum

When
All year

Hours
Hours vary

Watch out for
An impressive collection of artifacts and plenty of temporary exhibitions and kids activities.  

Contact information
Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St-Laurent blvd, Ottawa

Canadian Museum of Nature

When
All year

Hours
Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Watch out for
Events, educational and interactive activities and HD movies made for kids every day, with some specifically designed for the little ones. Gallery play areas for kids when visiting exhibitions and galleries.

Contact information
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

Canada Agriculture Museum

When
All year

Hours
Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch out for
Variety of fun family activities. See full activities calendar.

Contact information
Canada Agriculture Museum
861 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

McCord Museum

When
All year

Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch out for
Special Sunday activity that explores a theme related to the expositions and collections of the museum. Activity Parents-babies that will teach you the art of crochet as well as tactile and sensory boxes located in the expositions. Kids birthday parties also available.

Contact information

McCord Museum
690 Sherbrooke West, Montreal


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