MONTRÉAL, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Space for Life has a fabulous March Break planned for you. There are so many discoveries and fun activities that visitors of all ages won't believe their eyes or ears! At the Botanical Garden, hundreds of multicoloured butterflies will flutter around you. The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is presenting two exceptional shows with a new take on time. At the Biodôme, leave your bags at home and take a trip to explore the flora and fauna of the Americas. And lastly, top off the adventure with a visit to the Insectarium, for a close-up look at the world of insects.
Butterflies Go Free at the Botanical Garden
Starting February 19, the Insectarium team will be revealing the secrets of those multi-hued butterfly wings, in a shimmering ballet of colours in the heart of the Main Exhibition Greenhouse. With Flying Colours, set designer Mylène Chabrol takes visitors on a journey into the infinitely small world of the scales on butterfly wings, shrinking you to the size of a grain of pollen. At the other end of the scale, you can experience them larger than life through the fascinating lens of biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill.
Redefining time at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
In the Chaos Theatre, science combines with philosophy and the arts to deconstruct the notion of time in Vertiges, an astonishing immersive experience featuring thoughts and discussions that will cause you to redefine your relationship with time. In the Milky Way Theatre, Tempo will reconnect you with the cycles of the starry skies and plunge you into a universe encouraging you to re-examine your perception of time. Two shows for ages 7 and up.
Take a tour of the Americas at the Biodôme
At the Biodôme, set out for adventure on the path through the Americas. From the Tropical Forest to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with a stop in Antarctica on the way, you'll discover the flora and fauna of five fascinating ecosystems, guided by our enthusiastic nature interpreters. In the Naturalia room, youngsters can look, touch and handle the items on display as they learn how animals adapt to their environment. Then it's time to make way for elephants, butterflies and penguins, in an intriguing photo exhibition featuring animal crossings from around the globe.
Make some new friends at the Insectarium
Insects are excellent examples of biodiversity, and care for our planet's health in many ways. Would you like to get to know them better? Our experts will be happy to introduce you to some specimens and even let you touch them. They'll also reveal all kinds of insect secrets for surviving the winter. And you're sure to be impressed by the amazing social organization of our Atta ants. You'll come away with a whole new appreciation of insects!
The Biodôme and the Insectarium also have two interactive tours for young visitors and their families, with the Génial! au Biodôme and Génial! à l'Insectarium applications (in French only), which you need to download before you arrive. March Break is the perfect chance to try them out!
The applications were developed in collaboration with the producer of the show Génial!, which airs on Télé-Québec.
Program of activities for March Break: http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/programming/march-break
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.
For further information and to purchase tickets online, see our website montrealspaceforlife.ca
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