MONTRÉAL, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Given the success of the 5th edition of Gardens of Light, Montréal Space for Life is extending the Botanical Garden's hours for all weekends in October, starting Friday, September 30. Visitors will be able to buy tickets until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and visit the site until one hour after the ticket counter closes. On Thanksgiving weekend, the ticket counter will stay open until 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Since the event started on September 2, the Botanical Garden has had more than 100,000 visitors!
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL VISIT
- To avoid the line-ups:
- Use the on-site dining areas.
- Visit Gardens of Light early in the week.
- It's easier to use a baby carrier than a stroller to get around the site.
Something new every year
As part of its 2016 annual theme of Seeing the Big Picture, Montréal Space for Life invites everyone to view Gardens of Light through a child's eyes until October 31. This year, the Chinese Garden is featuring the Forbidden City, with a renewed décor illuminated by some one thousand lanterns. In the Japanese Garden, the elegant, restrained lighting reveals new viewpoints in a contemplative setting.
Spotlight on culture
The event, which lights up the two gardens, offers lots of opportunities for cultural discoveries. Visitors can get even more out of the Gardens of Light experience by enjoying Chinese and Japanese pastries, dressing up as the Chinese Emperor or Empress and posing for a photo, watching Chinese puppet theatre (October 1 and 2) or listening to Chinese and Japanese melodies on weekend evenings.
For further information on activity times and admission and for online ticketing, see our website montrealspaceforlife.ca or social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube) @montrealspaceforlife #GardensofLight.
Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, 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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