MONTRÉAL, April 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ -
- The Montréal Science Centre celebrates its 20th anniversary, while practising social distancing
- Free IMAX movies will be made available to watch at home
- The Centre provides science games and experiments to do from home
- A timeline featuring highlights of the Montréal Science Centre's last 20 years is available online
On the morning of May 1, 2000, the Science Centre (then called Centre ISci) opened its doors in the Old Port of Montréal. Its exhibits introduced visitors to science via a novel interactive approach that would become the Centre's trademark. More than 13,300,000 visitors later, the Centre's team continues to pursue new opportunities, including an interactive hall for toddlers, which will open next year, and provide science activities for the public to do at home.
Free documentaries for IMAX® TELUS film buffs
In collaboration with producers Giant Screen Films and MacGillivray-Freeman, the Science Centre will offer three IMAX films to watch online for free in the coming weeks. As the IMAX® TELUS theatre consistently ranks among the world's top three box offices for educational films, it seemed only fair to give fans an opportunity to revisit some of its all-time greatest hits. Click here to learn how to watch the three IMAX® movies at home.
Science fun at home
Since its temporary closure, the Science Centre has offered science games and experiments for families to try at home. From the videos shared on our social networks, it is clear that these experiments have been very popular with budding scientists. New this week: a festive experiment involving bubbles!
Highlights of the Centre's stellar history
Since its creation, the Science Centre has carved out an enviable reputation and a special place in the Montréal ecosystem. It has had resounding success both with international exhibitions (Body Worlds 2, Stars Wars Identities, DreamWorks Animation, etc.) and with those produced in-house (Autopsy of a Murder, Sex: The Tell-all Exhibition, Indigenous Ingenuity, etc.), and not to mention school programs such as Science Centre on the Road. Click here for highlights of the last 20 years!
All these achievements would not have been possible without the invaluable support of partners, donors and the Science Centre Foundation.
About the Montréal Science Centre
The Montréal Science Centre is a complex dedicated to science and technology, with more than 700,000 visitors annually. It is characterized by its accessible, interactive approach and its showcasing of local innovation and know-how. It is a division of Canada Lands Company. Its partners are TELUS, Volvo, Énergir, The Beat 92.5 and La Presse +.
SOURCE Montreal Science Centre
For further information: Jean-Philppe Rochette, Public Relations Manager, Phone : 514-283-7160, [email protected]