MARINE MAMMALS INTERPRETATION CENTER (CIMM)
Located in Tadoussac, the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) is presenting an exhibit on the whales of the St. Lawrence and related scientific research. This science museum welcomes more than 35,000 visitors every summer, making it the most popular museum on the North Shore! CIMM is managed by the Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM).
At CIMM, one can get up close and personal with a 13-metre-long sperm whale, view baleen belonging to the right whale Piper, touch a narwhal tooth, and explore the acoustic world of whales. Discover the largest collection of whale skeletons in Canada! Naturalists are present to answer your questions. And, if you keep your eyes peeled, you might even get lucky and spot a beluga swimming just a stone’s throw away!
Average duration of visits: around 1 hour… or more!
The exhibition is in French, but can be experienced with a booklet in English. Our naturalists speak english.
May 14 to 29: 12pm to 5pm
May 30 to September 25: 10am to 6pm
September 26th to October 23rd: 12pm to 5pm
We are open every day, and you don’t need a reservation to visit us.
Adult: $15, tax included
Free of charge for children (17 years or under) accompanied by an adult!
This rate does not apply to groups (12 or more persons). For group prices, please contact us at 418-235-4701 or at: [email protected] Reservations are not requiered for families, but are needed for groups of 12 or more.
Whale-watching: From the rocks around the CIMM, observe the belugas, minke whales and seals that enter the Saguenay. Free activity, open to all.
Whale song classes (back again in 2022): daily, in the Jardin de la Grève adjacent to the CIMM. Get your whale song diploma! Free activity, open to all.
Marine Mammal Emergencies, the presentation (Back again in 2022) : every day, around 3 pm, in the exhibition room. A person working at the Quebec Marine Mammals Emergencies Network will come to talk to you about the current cases and what the cases tell us about whales and seals in the St. Lawrence.
The researchers coming back from sea (Back again in 2022) : every day, depending on when the research teams come back from the field, in the exhibition room. Get the latest whale news and gain an insight into scientific research by researchers upon their return from the field.
Jardin de la Grève : every day, at your own pace. In front of the CIMM, the Jardin de la Grève is an area of relaxation, contemplation and entertainment. It contains 5,500 plants typical of the North Shore and shelters the sculptures of five life-size belugas. Interpretive panels provide information about the whales of the St. Lawrence and the garden.
All the products sold in the shop are for the benefit of GREMM’s scientific research. Your purchase helps support the whales of the St. Lawrence.
The parking lot adjacent to the CIMM belongs to the municipality of Tadoussac. Rates and availability are subject to change.