MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Experience the magic of the holiday season at The Old Port and the Montréal Science Centre with a wide array of activities for the entire family. Whether skating on the outdoor rink or seated comfortably inside the IMAX®TELUS Theatre, there's something for everyone.
By adding just $5 to an IMAX®TELUS movie ticket, Science Centre visitors will have access to all current exhibitions, including the new Truth or Lie? The Exhibition.
The Big Countdown on December 31 / 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 ....
Starting at 10 pm, Merry Montréal presents a concert by the Montréal group The Lost Fingers at Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montréal. As midnight approaches, join the Final Countdown and bid farewell to 2013.
With the arrival of 2014, revellers will be dazzled by the New Year's Fireworks, provided by TELUS® on the Quays of the Old Port. The New Year's Party, courtesy of Coca-Cola, is the highlight of the evening as thousands of merrymakers dance to the rhythms of a mega-disco until 2 am. The Old Port Skating Rink will stay open until 2 am for the occasion.
TELUS Fire on Ice / Starting this Saturday
With its impressive musical pyrotechnics, TELUS Fire on Ice returns for four consecutive Saturdays at 8 pm: December 14, 21 and 28 and January 4. Groove to the music of favourite movie soundtracks while experiencing the spectacular fireworks display. In its ninth edition this year, this sound and light extravaganza magnifies the spectacle with reflections on snow and ice by the shores of the St. Lawrence.
Old Port Skating Rink / Open since November 30
During the holiday season, from December 21 to January 5, the rink will be open every day from 10 am to 10 pm. The Old Port Skating Rink, with its ring of natural ice, is Montréal's largest outdoor rink. Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence, it offers stunning views of the city's historic district. The rink is the perfect place to experience the joy of winter, especially when there's music in the air after 6 pm:
- Classical Mondays
- World Music Tuesdays
- Urban Sounds Wednesdays
- Romantic Thursdays
- Retro Fridays (80s and 90s)
- Rhythm Saturdays
- French Music Sundays
- Not to mention Ballroom Matinees on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 am to noon.
Holiday promotion at the Montréal Science Centre
The Montréal Science Centre is offering a great deal: Add just $5 to an IMAX®TELUS ticket for full access to all current exhibitions.
3 films showing at IMAX®TELUS
Santa vs. the Snowman 3D: Celebrate the holiday spirit with this classic movie overflowing with laughter and surprises. Lost in the Far North, a Snowman comes upon Santa's Village.
Titans of the Ice Age 3D: Travel back ten thousand years before modern civilization to the extraordinary glacial landscapes of the Northern Hemisphere, and encounter imposing animals like the woolly mammoth and the dire wolf.
Great White Shark 3: discover the important role that this majestic predator has played in the marine ecosystem since the dawn of the dinosaurs. New cinematographic techniques take us off the coasts of South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California to reveal the beauty and power of these mythic animals.
What's on at the Montréal Science Centre
Truth or Lie? The Exhibition: A participatory experience offering a critical look at the illusions that deceive us, the "facts" we wrongly believe, and the reality that is not always what it seems. There are numerous examples, from a super-charged energy drink to a miraculous rock, a spectacular magic trick, UFOs and communication with the spirit world. Discover how critical thinking and science can uncover the misinformation that surrounds us.
Don't miss the permanent exhibitions:
Clic! The Zone for Curious Young Minds is a discovery space that will stimulate the imagination of kids 4 to 7 years old. In a playful environment, surrounded by shapes and colours, children can participate in building a house, designing a roller coaster, creating forms and patterns, and mixing colours. Every game is a learning experience. And don't forget the other permanent exhibitions: idTV, Mission Gaia, Science 26, Cargo, and Technology Showcases.
Schedules and additional information:
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The Old Port wishes to thank its principal partner, the Government of Canada and to acknowledge the contribution of its other partners TELUS, Sleeman, Coca-Cola and ESKA, as well as Keurig, official partner of the Old Port Skating Rink.
The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its presenting partners, TELUS and Hydro-Québec.
SOURCE: Montreal Science Centre
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Phone: 514 283-7160
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