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Spring Break at the Science Centre and the Old Port

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courtesy: Old Port of Montreal

Montreal, February 19, 2015 – A visit to the Old Port and the Science Centre during Spring Break is a delightful way to kill two birds with one stone: experience the joys of outdoor winter activities and exercise your grey matter while keeping warm indoors. At the Science Centre, in addition to Fabrik and Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition, a host of special activities are planned with collaborators like Montréal Joue and École Polytechnique de Montréal, in addition to an excellent trio of films at the IMAX®TELUS theatre. Families can use the lunch areas and the lockers for their warm clothes before heading outside to enjoy the last days of Montreal's largest outdoor skating rink, which closes on March 8, or drop a line at the Ice Fishing Village near the Clock Tower.


And good news: the $5 promotion is back at the Science Centre! Just add $5 to the price of your IMAX®TELUS ticket for access to all the exhibitions.


Last chance – Old Port skating rink / until March 8

The Old Port ice rink is 180,000 square feet of fun. Open daily until March 8, it offers stunning views of the city as well as musical evenings including romantic Thursdays. No skates? No problem! You can easily rent skates there.


Last chance  – Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition / ends March 8

Teens have thousands of questions about sexuality and the Sex exhibition was designed to answer many of them. Want a frank, interactive exhibition that talks about sex in a positive way? For sure! A great way to educate young people... and for their elders to learn a thing or two at the same time.


Fabrik – Creative Factory


Fabrik invites you to take on creative challenges involving invention and assembly-work using a variety of random pieces. Working alone or in teams, visitors of all ages must envision technological solutions and build them from the different odds and ends provided.  Come in and think, experiment, and, above all, have fun, because at Fabrik, there's no such thing as a bad idea!


"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."

- Thomas Edison



Current films at the IMAX®TELUS cinema


Jerusalem 3D | Don't miss one of the most popular films in the history of the IMAX®TELUS cinema. Once considered the centre of the world, Jerusalem has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Enter its most sacred sites and immerse yourself in its greatest mysteries through the lives of its inhabitants. For the first time in 3D, make a unique pilgrimage to the heart of the old city through outstanding aerial cinematography and a mesmerizing film experience.


Pandas 3D | Adorable. That's the word that keeps coming up when we mention Tau Tau, a playful, curious panda, who must return to the wild after growing up with humans. A story of survival, with lessons about the power of instinct and the endless ability of living creatures to adapt.


Interstellar | Acclaimed Director Christopher Nolan brings us an ambitious, spectacular film that has reaped hundreds of millions at the box office and 5 Oscar nominations in 2015.  Live the adventure on the enormous IMAX®TELUS screen with unparalleled sound. High praise from the critics:


"Interstellar is the most ambitious space adventure since 2001: A Space Odyssey..." - Agence QMI

".. .an unbounded tour de force, a pure delight  '' - Le Soleil


A number of special activities for Spring Break


Special activities will be provided by several collaborators, including Megabloks, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and Montréal Joue, as well as the École Polytechnique de Montréal, which will present its famous Elikos, autonomous multicopters that will fascinate young and old alike.


Important note


The King Edward Quay parking lot is undergoing work and therefore is CLOSED.

We suggest you park at the Alexandra Quay, located just a 3-minute walk from the Science Centre or at the Clock Tower Quay, close to the skating rink. For more details, please visit the Parking section under Services and information on the Old Port website.


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 13:15  


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