About Us

About the Montréal Science Centre

An institution totally dedicated to science and technology, the Montréal Science Centre is known for its widely accessible, interactive approach and its focus on innovation and local talent, in a setting that is both educational and fun.

Located in the Old Port of Montréal and managed by a Canadian Crown corporation*, the Science Centre is the second largest complex of its kind in the country, with more than 700,000 visitors annually.

Recognized for its educational programs, the Science Centre has helped introduce more than 2 million school children to the world of science and has collaborated with teachers tasked with transmitting knowledge.

In addition to its exhibitions and educational programs, the Science Centre presents the latest, biggest IMAX® movies in its seven-storey IMAX®TELUS theatre.

*The Montréal Science Centre and the Old Port of Montréal, a 2.5 km recreation and tourism site2, are managed by the Canada Lands Company.

Mission

The Montréal Science Centre operates with the mandate to help visitors of all ages discover, understand and appropriate science and technology for use in building their future.

Awards and Distinctions

Since its inauguration on May 1, 2000, the Montréal Science Centre has stood out because of the exceptional quality of its productions, which have been crowned both locally and internationally with numerous awards and distinctions.

A brief history

2000

  • Opening of the Centre iSci (Interactive Science Centre)

2001

  • First Robofolies event, which will be presented for 8 years
  • iSci Centre becomes the Montreal Science Centre

2002

  • Creation of an exhibition for ages 4 to 7: the Dynamo Castle
  • New temporary exhibition hall

2004

  • Start of renewal of permanent exhibitions
  • Presentation of Autopsy of a Murder

2005

  • Grand Prize Education, Boomerang Competition for interactive Websites: Autopsy of a Murder
  • Prix Excellence, Exhibition, from the Société des musées québécois, for Autopsy of a Murder

2006

  • Prix Excellence, Exhibition, from the Société des musées québécois for
  • X-treme Rotation

2007

  • Presentation of the exhibition Body Worlds 2
  • Opening of six new permanent exhibitions: Imagine!, Mission Gaia, idTV and Science 26, Technology Showcases and Cargo
  • First edition of the Eureka! Festival
  • Cascade Award, Best Exhibition, the Canadian Association of Science Centres for the Autopsy of a Murder exhibition

2008

  • Excellence Prize, Exhibition, la Société des musées québécois. for the Centre’s permanent exhibitions
  • Ulysses Award, Tourist Attractions 100,000 visitors or more, Special Mention, Montréal Science Centre

2009

  • Excellence Prize, Exhibition, Canadian Museums Association, for the permanent exhibitions
  • Cascade Award, Best Exhibition, the Canadian Association of Science Centres for the permanent exhibitions

2010

  • First presentation of Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition, which will tour Canada; a major critical success

2011

  • Presentation of the Indiana Jones exhibition
  • Prix Excellence, Exhibition, from the Société des musées québécois for Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition
  • Cascade Award, Best Exhibition, the Canadian Association of Science Centres for Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition

2012

  • Creation of Clic!, a new space for ages 4 to 7

2013

  •  Presentation of the Truth or Lie exhibition

2014

  • Presentation of Fabrik, a new interactive workshop