Montréal , Québec
The second-largest science centre in Canada, the Montréal Science Centre is helping visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology.
The Montréal Science Centre is a symbol of discovery. Since 2000, this temple of science and technology has distinguished itself for its accessible interactive approach for all ages and by showcasing homegrown innovation and expertise.
The Montréal Science Centre features several permanent and temporary exhibitions, boasts the unique IMAX theatre experience (7 storeys high!) and hosts close to 750 corporate events and weddings every year. Not surprisingly, the centre is a big draw for more than 700,000 visitors of all ages annually. Since 2000, 10 million visitors have explored the centre’s offerings, including 2 million students.
Experimentation, wonder and fun
The Montréal Science Centre differentiates its experience by taking a fresh and unique approach to science and technology. Through its numerous exhibitions, it is renowned in Canada and abroad for innovative methods that foster learning. In so doing, the centre exports local know-how and made-in-Quebec travelling exhibitions. One notable example: the Indigenous Ingenuity and Fabrik exhibitions, which have already been (or will soon be) presented internationally.
The Montréal Science Centre Foundation is the main instrument through which the centre finances the development of its new exhibitions and educational programs. To date, the foundation has raised over $15 million to design and develop new exhibitions and to give thousands of disadvantaged children the chance to visit the Montreal Science Centre.