Montreal has a great many museums and galleries to visit. Make sure to click on the link to find out admission prices and the exhibits that are on right now.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West (cross street Bishop). To get there take the #24 bus that runs along Sherbrooke street or take the metro to Guy-Concordia metro (green line) and walk up to Sherbrooke street.
Montreal Contemporary Art Museum, located at 185 Saint-Catherine (corner of Jeanne-Mance street) you can actually access the museum underground from the UQAM residence through Place-des-Arts metro. Admission is free on Wednesday nights from 6-9pm and it’s worth it.
Space for Life is an amalgamation of the Biodome, the Planetarium, the Botanical Gardens and the Olympic Park. The easiest way to get there is either the #24 bus headed east from the UQAM residence or get off at Viau metro stop (green line).
Grevin Wax Museum, This museum is located on the 5th floor of the Eaton center at 705 Saint-Catherine West. A 5 minute walk from the UQAM residence or take the metro to the McGill stop (green line).
Montreal Science Center, This museum is located in the Old Port and has an Imax theater.
Canadian Center for Architecture, 1920 Baile street. This one is a little trickier to find but you can take the metro to Guy-Concordia (saint-Mathieu exit, green line)and walk south on Saint-Marc street till you hit Baile street on your left.
Pointe-A-Calliere, Montreal’s Museum of Archeology and history, 350 Place Royale (Corner of de la Commune). Take the metro to Place-D’Armes metro (orange line).
Montreal has over 2000 art galleries so here are a few you might want to check out:
Phi Centre, 407, Saint-Pierre Street
Belgo Building (has many galleries inside the building), 372 Saint-Catherine Street West.
Station 16 Gallery, 3523 Boulevard Saint-Laurent.