Montreal Science Centre

Coordinates: 45°30′18″N 73°33′00″W / 45.505°N 73.55°W / 45.505; -73.55
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Montreal Science Centre
Montreal Science Centre is located in Montreal
Montreal Science Centre
Location of the Science Centre in Montreal
EstablishedMay 1, 2000[1]
Location2 Commune Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H2Y 4B2
Coordinates45°30′18″N 73°33′00″W / 45.505°N 73.55°W / 45.505; -73.55
TypeNon-profit / non-governmental Science museum
Visitors764,405 (2011)[2]
OwnerOld Port of Montreal Corporation
Public transit access at Place-d'Armes
WebsiteMontreal Science Centre

The Montreal Science Centre is a science museum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the Quai King-Edward (King Edward Pier) in the Old Port of Montreal. Established in 2000 and originally known as the iSci Centre, the museum changed its name to the Montreal Science Centre in 2002.[1] The museum is managed by the Old Port of Montreal Corporation (a division of the Canada Lands Company, a crown corporation of the Government of Canada). The museum is home to interactive exhibitions on science and technology as well as an IMAX theatre.


The King Edward Quay was built in 1901 to 1903 as King Edward Wharf[3] for cargo ships, but the port area began to change in the 1970s[3] as port activity moved to the new Port of Montreal. By the 1990s King Edward Quay was re-developed along with the rest of the Old Port.

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  1. ^ a b "A BRIEF HISTORY". Montreal Science Centre. 2008. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Base de données 2011 - Attraits/Attractions". Tourisme Montréal. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Timeline".

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Media related to Montreal Science Centre at Wikimedia Commons

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