Planning a birthday party for kids gets to be a bit challenging at times, as parents look for different ways to celebrate and entertain birthday boys and girls, and their friends. So, here are a few of the coolest birthday party ideas for kids in Montreal…

Montreal Science Centre

Think about celebrating your kid’s birthday at the Montreal Science Centre. You’ll have three package choices to pick from, so choose wisely. The first option includes a 45-minute long IMAX film complete with popcorn, a drink, and a Kinder Surprise combo. A picture of the birthday boy or girl will even be shown on the big screen! Following the film, partygoers will enjoy an hour in a private room. This package goes for $13 per person with a minimum of 10 people, adults included.

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You have another option at the same price which includes a two-hour period of playtime around the permanent exhibits and an hour in the private party space.

The third option available at the Montreal Science Centre combines everything and offers the IMAX film, playtime in the exhibits, and the private party room for $17.50 per person.

You can also hire a staff educator to teach the kids about the exhibits for $100 on options two and three.

Ecomuseum Zoo

The Ecomuseum Zoo hosts a collection of animals including black bears and Gandalf the Arctic Fox from Quebec’s Saint-Lawrence Valley. The zoo offers a special birthday package for $150. The package includes 3.5 hours in a private party room, a 15-minute zookeeper presentation including turtle and snake handling, a gift for the birthday boy or girl, and 15 exhibit admission tickets for adults and kids.

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Parents will need to take care of food and drinks, so you can bring any combination of treats you like!

Musée pour Enfants de Laval

The Musee pour Enfants de Laval is a great party option for your young children aged two to eight. There are a collection of interactive exhibits, including the veterinary hospital and archaeology station, which spark imagination and keep kids engaged, so consider this for the younger ones.

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A birthday package is offered by the museum at a price of $172.21. The package provides admission for four adults and eight kids, so it allows for a full exploration of the museum and an hour in a private party room.

Food and drinks are up to the parents, and you can bring anything you choose!

Centre D’escalade Vertical

The Centre d’escalade Vertical welcomes kids from 4 and up. If you have younger children, then be sure to ask if an exception will be made! Kids will love spending time trying to make it to the tops of the indoor rock-climbing gym. There are even trampolines for bouncing and flips.

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The Centre d’escalade Vertical offers 5 different party packages, which are all created around groups of eight participants. Starting from September, party packages begin at $150 for 1.5 climbing hours. Some packages include a private party room, which can be booked for an extra cost even if it’s not included. If you’re not interested in the party room, gather your guests in the mezzanine for treats.

Cake is included in some packages and also, parents are free to bring any other food and drink they like.

Sports de Combats Nerf Battle

If you’ve got an active kid, then the Sports de Combats Nerf Battle party is a really cool option. This experience combines fitness and gaming into 10,000 square feet of space for kids to run wild. You’ll be able to tailor your birthday event to fit your unique needs.

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The Nerf Battle party includes an hour of Nerf Battle or Combat Archery in an arena filled with inflatable obstacles and another hour winding down in the private party room!

Prices subject to change from the time this article was published. Please check with the different birthday party venues by clicking on the provided links.