The mission of the Montréal Science Centre is to help visitors of all ages acquire an understanding of science and technology for use in building their future.
Who is the Montréal Science Centre for?
For anyone interested in science and technology and who wants to make it a dynamic and interactive experience.
- For the general public: especially for families-to stimulate their interest in science and technology and raise their awareness of its importance in our society; and for young people, to stimulate their curiosity, arouse a passion for knowledge, and develop a taste for careers in science.
- For the education system: for school groups, within whose ranks are the future of our research and business communities, and for the educators charged with transmitting knowledge.
- For businesses: whose participation ensures the dissemination of local know-how.
The objectives of the Montréal Science Centre
- Develop the culture of science and technology.
- Develop a taste for careers in science and technology.
- Collaborate in training educators.
- Promote the knowledge and know-how of local businesses.
Content that's accessible to all
The Science Centre's amazing, fun, and surprising exhibitions allow visitors to explore, learn, and understand through a variety of interactive means. The scientific exhibitions have been designed to :
- make the science and technology that shape our daily lives more accessible,
- provide visitors with a direct and amusing connection to basic scientific concepts and techniques,
- develop an understanding of the impact of scientific and technological applications on our daily lives and on society as a whole.
The Montréal Science Centre highlights and explains recent Canadian innovations and inventions both within the exhibition halls and in its public areas to show them off and make visitors more aware of the know-how of our local industries.
In an effort to rejuvenate, support, and stimulate the teaching of science, the Science Centre, in collaboration with the ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, has created education programs for primary and secondary school students. It has also developed a careers-in-science program, with the goal of making current information about careers in science and technology available to young people.
A team of consultants in the fields of education, communications, science and technology assists the programming team in developing its exhibition programs and its educational and cultural activities.