|Neighbourhood |||Downtown/Old Montreal|
|Getting There |||Place-d'Armes Metro|
|Cross Street |||Corner of Saint-Laurent and de la Commune (on King Edward Quay)|
|Mon-Fri: 10AM-4PM Sat-Sun: 10AM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 01, 2008
Open since 2000, the Montreal Science Centre, a vast, interactive tourism, leisure and science complex allows visitors to discover the major scientific and technological secrets of our time. Located in Montreal’s Old Port, the Centre is an interesting attraction for those who want to have fun while improving their knowledge. Including an IMAX 3D cinema, shops and a small food court, the complex is a great choice for a family outing.
Intended to help people realize the importance of science in everyday life, the centre has a collection of exhibitions which aim to create interest in youngsters. Who knows, a visit here could inspire someone to become a great scientist! Three permanent, fun exhibitions are on show. The first, Technocity, is about information technology and robots. Eureka! provides information on cutting-edge technologies in health sciences and strange physical phenomena, whereas Dynamo’s Lair is an exhibition created especially for very young children (4-7 years old). There is also a rotating, temporary exhibition as well as a dozen small, complementary exhibits.
The Science Centre is proud to be an interactive experience and to provide hands-on learning to each and every visitor. From exploration games to multimedia challenges to games of skill—everything is set up so that contact with basic scientific concepts can be made in a stimulating environment. Specific activities are also regularly organized, and take place over one or two weekends. They invite children to find out more about a subject (junk food, robotics, global warming, etc.) by approaching it in an interactive way.
Tickets: Many packages are available (Imax + exploration) / Reduced rates for children, families and teenagers / Group rates are available.
Location: The Montréal Science Centre is located on King Edward Pier, in the Old Port. The Pier is essentially the extension of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, south of de la Commune Street.