Montréal Science Centre (Centre des sciences de Montréal) is at 2 rue de la Commune Ouest in Old Montréal (M: Place d'Armes). This hands-on, learning center presents science and technology in such a way as to make learning fun. Eye-catching, high-tech interactive displays cover such topics as robotics, health and communications. A permanent exhibit is designed for ages 4-7. The IMAX-TELUS Theatre also is in the center.
Exhibits $15; $13 (ages 13-17 and 60+); $8.50 (ages 4-12); $40 (family, two adults and two children, or one adult and three children; $6.50 for each additional child). IMAX film $12; $10.50 (ages 13-17 and 60+); $8.50 (ages 4-12); $37 (family, two adults and two children, or one adult and three children). Combination ticket (includes exhibits and one IMAX film) $23; $19.50 (ages 13-17 and 60+); $14 (ages 4-12); $64.50 (family, two adults and two children, or one adult and three children; $9.50 for each additional child). Other combination tickets are available, and additional fees may be charged for special exhibitions.
Hours: Museum Mon.-Fri. 9-4 (some Fri. 4-9), Sat.-Sun. 10-5. IMAX films are screened daily every 50 minutes beginning at 10 with last show at 8:50 p.m. IMAX last show times Mon. 3:45, Tues.-Wed. and Sun. 8:05 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 9:10 p.m. Schedule may vary; phone ahead. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas. Allow 3 hours minimum.