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Vue spectaculaire d'une aurore boréale dans un paysage hivernal à la tombée du jour

Invitation to a world of wonder

Published on
December 10, 2015
Season after season, the spectacle of nature as explained by science captivates us. This winter’s slate of programs promises to dazzle!

BOTANICAL GARDEN AND INSECTARIUM

December 11 to January 3
A Sweet Christmas
Amid the horticultural spirals, giant lollipops and plant-based treats adorning the main exhibition greenhouse, parents and children rediscover mint, licorice, anise and other plants that are the source for many delicious candy flavours.

February 18 to April 24
Butterflies Go Free
The Insectarium offers visitors to the Botanical Garden an immersive and fascinating experience as more than 1,500 butterflies of some 60 species flit around, gathering pollen from the many flowers blooming in a lush greenhouse.

TIP Day butterflies are more active in the morning, on bright days and with variations in atmospheric pressure.

PLANETARIUM

As of November 10
aurōrae
Ephemeral phenomena filled with magic, the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, put on impressive and electrifying shows. Delight in an exceptional immersive experience!

NEW Thursday nights ($8)

BIODÔME

December 19 to February 7
Tropical Adventure
This popular winter classic is back with a brand new puppet show. Be charmed by Capy and the other animals of the tropical rainforest, visit the ecosystems and be sure to spend memorable moments in the play and discovery area.

To begin your adventure more quickly, purchase your tickets online.

 

"Daddy, why do butterflies gather pollen from flowers?"
“As parents, we need to be able to guide our children in finding the right answers to questions. The scientific display panels written in simple language are there to help. My eight-year-old daughter adores animals. We visit the Biodôme once a year: it’s become a family tradition, like spending a pleasant day at the Botanical Garden!”

Bruno Geoffroy, science journalist (and busy dad!)