Laughter, Fun and Discoveries at the Biodôme for the Holiday Season

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Space for Life is planning a sparkling holiday season at the Biodôme. The Tropical Adventure event features fun and educational activities sure to delight visitors of all ages. The whole family will roar with laughter at the antics in Capy's Big Day, the new puppet show. And with our Christmas for the Animals, you can watch them using their energy and ingenuity to open their presents.

Heading off on a Tropical Adventure – At the Biodôme, from December 19, 2015 to February 7, 2016

Our little capybara has decided he wants to be king of the forest now that he's all grown up. Will he succeed? Come find out in Capy's Big Day, a hilarious new puppet show bound to appeal to young and old. Writer, director, designer and screenwriter Valérie Galarneau was inspired by the animals at the Biodôme. She has loved children's literature since she was a child herself, and has written a number of stage plays and two books for youngsters and teens.   

Commander Macaw is back for the holidays again this year, and will be greeting everyone in the Tropical Adventure event. Young visitors will have fun playing and dressing up in the "Beaks and Bandaids" rescue centre. They can join the nature interpreters and learn how to feed and care for the stuffed animals, just as though they were real ones.

At the Biodôme, even the animals celebrate Christmas! On December 26, you can have fun watching the otters, lynx, cotton-top tamarins and penguins unwrapping their presents to pry out their favourite food, in our Christmas for the Animals.

Don't forget to take a few minutes to check out the exhibition of drawings and poems produced by young readers of the Les Débrouillards and Les Explorateurs magazines in the Everyone united for a green planet contest.  

A magical holiday atmosphere at Montréal Space for Life

For the Botanical Garden's A Sweet Christmas exhibition, the Main Exhibition Greenhouse has been turned into an irresistible candy shop, where the enormous cones of candy floss, giant lollipops and candy-inspired horticultural creations are sure to put sparkles in everyone's eyes. As you explore, you can learn all about confectionery plants, whose lovely aromas will bring back lots of great memories. And feast your ears on the joyful strains of the choirs that will be there on December 19 and 20.  

At the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Dark Universe/aurōrae double feature invites you to embark on a stunning exploratory and contemplative voyage. Travel to the very limits of the cosmos and discover the visible and invisible sides of the Universe, as explained by well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Then, to music by DJ Champion, let yourself be transported by spectacular shimmering waves of light, in a fascinating show about the Northern Lights produced by filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq and Montréal Space for Life's own Sébastien Gauthier.

To wrap up your visit in style, drop by the Botanical Garden and Biodôme gift shops, the perfect places to tick off any remaining names on your gift list. You'll find all kinds of original gift ideas for all ages. To buy your tickets online, go to

Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. These four prestigious municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

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