Activities

10 Museums to discover with the kids

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

Cosmodome

When
All year

Hours
Hours vary

Watch out for
3 virtual missions that let you discover and enjoy space, a permanent exhibition, special events and more. Kids birthday parties available.

Contact information
Cosmodome
2150 autoroute des Laurentides, Laval

Ecomuseum Zoo

When
All year

Hours
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day

Cost
Free for children under 2
Children (3-15) $ 9
Adults $ 15

Watch out for
Discover more than 115 types of live animals that come from the St-Laurent valley including birds, bears, wolves, caribous and more!

Contact information
Ecomuseum Zoo
2115 chemin Ste-Marie, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue

Children’s Museum

When
All year

Hours
Sunday – Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost
General Admission $ 10

Watch out for
12 brand new galleries that spark kids’ creative learning. Special activities planned, click here to see the activities calendar.  

Contact information
Children’s Museum
45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Science World

When
All year

Hours
Hours vary

Cost
Children 3 and under free
Children 3 to 12 years $ 17,75
Students 13 to 18 $ 21
Adults $ 25

Watch out for
A gallery devoted to encouraging little ones to discover the world of science. Special teen events. The Living Lab that allows the whole family to participate in studies and to find out more about the research going on at the lab! Range of registered programs also available for all ages.

Contact information
Science World
1455 Quebec street, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Aquarium

When
All year

Hours
Every day from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost
Vary depending on the season

Watch out for
Fun exhibits and galleries. Unique activities featuring animal encounters, sleepovers, treasure hunts and a behind the scenes tour.  

Contact information
Vancouver Aquarium
845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC


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