Montreal’s Planetarium (Planétarium de Montréal) has been helping visitors discover the Stars and Universe since 1966. The Montreal Planetarium is designed to help uncover the fascinating world of astronomy and space exploration to all. It offers various multimedia shows that feature content for all ages. The Planetarium recently moved and was renamed to the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. It is located close to the Biodôme and offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy.
Multimedia Shows at Montreal’s Planetarium
Various Multimedia shows are offered by the Montreal Planetarium. More than 250 astronomy shows have been produced by the Planetarium. These shows recreate the movement of the planets, the universe and so much more. All the presentations are offered in both French and English.
History of the Montreal Planetarium
The Planetarium is one of Montreal’s most popular attractions. It is the largest planetarium in Canada and was the first public planetarium in Canada. It is also the only French language planetarium in North America. The Planetarium was originally known as the Dow Planetarium and was created for Expo ’67.
Montreal’s Planetarium: Part of Espace Pour La Vie
The Planetarium recently moved to Maisonneuve Park, right next to the Olympic Stadium and other scientific attractions such as the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden and the Biodome. The Planetarium is now part of Espace Pour La Vie ( Space for Life ), the world’s first ever site dedicated to both human beings and nature. Together, the Botanical Garden, Insectarium, Biodôme and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium form the Space for Life, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada. The new building accommodates twice the amount of visitors and features the latest audiovisual technology.