The CIMM sits on the rock by the Saguenay Fjord and the St. Lawrence River, in Tadoussac. The CIMM is the most popular museum in the Côte-Nord region, receiving nearly 35,000 visitors a year. It’s an unforgettable experience! Come face to face with a 13-metre long sperm whale and explore the world of whales through original videos, cetacean acoustics activities, games, a skeleton collection and an exclusive film. Specialists are on hand to answer your questions, and the purchases you make at the boutique will contribute to funding whale research projects. And make sure you attend the whale songs classes! Keep an eye on the water, you even might see a minke whale or a group of belugas…

If you look out carefully, you might even see a beluga swimming in front of the CIMM in the River.

Visit length: 1 hour… and more!

The exhibition is in French, and there is an English booklet to access the panels. Our naturalists speak English.

The CIMM and its activities are accessible to people with reduced mobility (Kéroul accreditation).

Schedule for 2020

COVID-19: The CIMM is closed until at least February 8, 2021. Stay tuned to find out when we can open again. 

The Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre will open its doors this winter for groups of 4 people or more! To visit it, you must reserve at least 24 hours in advance. Contact us at 418 235-4701 or at to make your reservation.

Possible visiting hours: from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, every day.

Rates: $30 per person + taxes, minimum of 4 people in a group.

Our skeletons don’t like boots full of snow. Bring your shoes to visit!

The winter visit of the CIMM is included in different packages with the visit of the Ferme 5 étoiles. Visit their website to find out more!


We are taking all necessary measures to safeguard public health and safety in our showroom.

  • Mask required
  • Payment by credit or debit card only

Find us

108, de la Cale Sèche, Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0
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Rates for summer 2021

Adult: 15$, taxes included
Children (17 and under, accompanied by an adult): Free! This offer does not apply for groups. For group pricing, please contact us at 418 235-4701 or at:

For winter: Rates: $30 per person + taxes, minimum of 4 people in a group.


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 in 2021): everyday, around 15h00, 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 : every day, 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.


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.


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