MONTREAL, March 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal Science Centre set a new record during our "Spring out your crazy side" March Break event. Together, the techno-extreme Technofollies event, the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibition and The Last Reef 3D film at the IMAX®TELUS Theatre attracted over 50,576 visitors, up by more than 83% from the 27,598 in 2011 - a new record! On Friday, March 9 alone, 7,280 visitors turned out to enjoy the family activities.
During the 9 days of March Break, upwards of 31,000 people took in the Technofollies event, for ages 8 to 14, giving them a chance to demystify digital technology, the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibition, starring the world's most advanced animatronic dinosaur replicas, and our permanent exhibitions at the Science Centre. In addition, over 19,500 people saw the new film, The Last Reef 3D, at the IMAX®TELUS Theatre.
Claude Benoit, President and CEO of the Old Port of Montréal Corporation and also the interim Vice-President of Programming for the Science Centre, congratulated all the teams that contributed to this unprecedented success. "Once again, we showed that Montréal's Old Port is a world-class attraction, thanks to its focus on families and the way it makes science and technology accessible to everyone," she said. Ms. Benoit also saluted the tremendous creativity and quest for perfection that are the hallmarks of the Old Port of Montréal Corporation's employees.
About the Montréal Science Centre
Welcoming more than 700,000 visitors annually, the Montréal Science Centre is a science and technology complex that is distinctive for its interactive, accessible approach and its focus on local innovation and expertise. The Montréal Science Centre is managed by the Old Port of Montréal Corporation.
The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its presenting sponsors, Telus and Hydro-Québec.
The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its IMAX®TELUS Theatre partners: Telus, title sponsor and Desjardins Group, presenting sponsor for the regular programming, as well as the presenting sponsors of the Centre: Telus and Hydro-Québec.
About the Old Port of Montréal Corporation
The Old Port of Montréal Corporation is a business corporation created by the Government of Canada in November 1981. As the manager of the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre, the Old Port of Montréal Corporation participates actively in Montréal's economic development by creating high-quality culture, tourism and recreation products.
For further information:
Old Port of Montréal Corporation, manager of the Quays of the Old Port and of the Montréal Science Centre
Director, Public Relations