Children’s Museum

Services

Admissions
Children under 3 are admitted free to the museum complex. All visitors are admitted free after 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information on admission fees or for general information contact information@civilization.ca or go to Plan Your Visit.

Adult Accompaniment
One adult must accompany every 5 children. All children 10 and under need an adult escort.

Coat Check
Please leave coats, bags and backpacks at the Coat Check near the main entrance of the Museum. You can bring a diaper bag into the Canadian Children’s Museum.

Food
Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited in all exhibit areas. To learn about options for meals or snacks, please click here for more information.

Getting the Most from Your Visit
Play is an important part of learning; it is an essential ingredient in all our activities. As parents, you are encouraged to use play as another means of communicating with your child(ren).

Here are some suggestions to help you and your family get the most from your visit.

  • Ask your child(ren) to lead you through the exhibits. What is she/he looking at? Enjoying?
  • Talk! Museums are social places. Share ideas and questions with each other. “When I was a child…”
  • Imagine with your child. “What would it be like if…”
  • Help your child connect experiences with something in their life. “Remember the bus ride we took downtown?” “Where do we shop for our food?”

Hours

Infants
A nursing station and diaper change are available in the Canadian Children’s Museum.

Museum Membership
If you are a frequent visitor to the Museum, you can benefit from an annual membership.

Parking Suggestion
Our underground parking has a limited capacity. Keep in mind that peak hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the busiest days are Thursdays to Sundays inclusive.

Safety
Review a “lost child strategy” with your children. Remind them that staff are there to help if members of your group become separated.

Strollers
Visitors will find that children prefer to wander freely throughout the Museum. To avoid traffic congestion, we urge you to check strollers at the Coat Check. All unattended strollers will be placed in the Museum stroller park at the Embassy.

Washrooms
Washrooms in the Canadian Children’s Museum have child-sized facilities. Facilities for people with a disability are located next to the boys’ and girls’ washrooms. Washrooms with standard-sized facilities are located near the Canadian Children’s Museum entrance.

What to Watch For
Watch for special activities, workshops and performances that highlight exhibits, seasonal events, festivals and celebrations. For more information on upcoming programs, please click here.

Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8
Tel: 1-800-555-5621
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