Annual activities


Spring Break at the Centre d’histoire de Montréal

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 7, 8, and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Exploration 67
 
The Centre d’histoire de Montréal has programmed history-oriented diversions for the 2018 Spring Break, a great opportunity for a family outing to Old Montreal. Three activities on the theme of young people at Expo 67 will be appreciated by the older and younger generations and everyone in between.
 
1) Design your own pavilion
The 107 pavilions at Expo 67 featured national and provincial exhibits, religious and other thematic content, and the achievements of private entities. Many pavilions were examples of spectacular avant-garde architecture. Participants in this activity are invited to imagine and design an Expo pavilion. Afterwards, the young artists’ creations will be hung in the museum.
 
2) Jigsaw puzzles
When visiting the Expo Extra! exhibition, young people can also work on puzzles (of various levels of difficulty) depicting emblematic elements of Expo 67 that still exist on the site: the Biosphere (the U.S.A. Pavilion), the Montreal Casino (the French Pavilion), Habitat 67, La Ronde’s “Joyeux moussaillons” boat ride, and Alexander Calder’s sculpture, Man.
 
3) Techno objects of the 1960s
Going back before cell phones and the Internet, a guide introduces children to the tech marvels of a previous era while their parents or grandparents wax nostalgic. The stereoscopic View-Master, the rotary telephone, the record player, the slide carousel, and the video projector: these obsolete tech marvels astonish today’s youngsters and lead to animated discussions between the generations.
 
Schedule for Spring Break activities at the CHM:
The Spring Break activities continue non-stop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 7, 8, and 9, 2018.
 
Information :
514 872-3207
No reservations needed.
 
Admission fee:
Free of charge for children 6 to 12; regular admission fee for accompanying adults.
 
Participation in the activities includes access to the CHM exhibitions Explosion 67. Youth and Their World, Expo Extra! and Traces. Places. Memories.
 

Gordon Beck, 9 août 1968. Archives de la Ville de Montréal. VM94-Ex198-011.


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