Special Projects

The école montréalaise initiative

The École montréalaise initiative supports Montréal-area schools considered disadvantaged through a number of programs that foster exchanges with cultural institutions. In partnership with different museums, the Montréal Science Centre introduces projects that aim to engage and involve students at all grade levels.

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Symbiosis

When art and science inspire one another.

July 1, 2014 to April 15, 2015

The Montréal Science Centre is proud to host these works on the theme of Symbiosis, created by more than 600 primary school students as part of the Arrimage project.

The works on display in our hallways are the result of a three-stage process over a year of experimentation and creativity. First, the young artists explored the theme of symbiosis from a scientific angle in an educational workshop at the Science Centre. They then visited the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal where exhibitions like Collages: Gesture and Fragments provided inspiration for the form of their projects.

Finally, guided by visual arts specialists, the students blended scientific and artistic content to illustrate the concept of symbiosis in nature, in society, in their lives and in their schools. The results are varied and lively.

This project was made possible by A Montreal School for All (Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sport) in partnership with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Le Centre des sciences de Montréal est fier d’accueillir les travaux de plus de 600 élèves du primaire, réalisés dans le cadre du projet Arrimage, sur le thème Symbiose.