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 and rates for 2023

Summer 2024

Opening Hours

May 12 to June 15 : 12 pm to 5 pm

June 16 to October 14 : 9 am to 6 pm

October 15 to the end of October : 12 pm to 6 pm

Reservation: No reservations are required or taken for families or groups of less than 12 people. For groups of 12 people or more, please contact us for a reservation : [email protected] / 418 235-4701

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 (10 or more persons).

For group prices, please contact us.

Find us

108, de la Cale Sèche, Tadoussac, QC G0T 2A0
Email : [email protected]
Facebook (mostly in French):



Whale-watching:Keep an eye out for belugas, minke whales and seals entering from the Saguenay River. Free, 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.


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.