MARINE MAMMALS INTERPRETATION CENTER (CIMM)

108, de la Cale Sèche, Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0
418-235-4701
Courriel : [email protected]
Facebook: facebook.com/cimmtadoussac/

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!

CIMM is a museum institution recognized by Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications.

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.

Season 2022

Opening hours

  • May 14 to 29: 12 pm to 5 pm
  • May 30 to June 17: 10 am to 6 pm
  • June 18 to September 25: 9 am to 6 pm
  • September 26 to October 23: 12 pm to 5 pm

No reservation required for individual or family visits. For groups (12 people or more), reservations are required.

Entrance fee

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.

Activities

Whale-watching: From the rocks around the CIMM, observe the belugas, minke whales and seals that enter the Saguenay. Free activity, open to all.

Marine Mammal Emergencies, the presentation (Back again in 2022) : 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) : 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.

Services

Boutique souvenir

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.

Parking

The parking lot adjacent to the CIMM belongs to the municipality of Tadoussac. Rates and availability are subject to change.