School Break

From March 7th to March 8th 2015

During School Break, parents and children visiting the Museum can take part in several entertaining activities!

Becoming Pirates or Privateers? 
In Pirates or Privateers?, children see if they can measure up to the rough and ready sailors who scoured the St. Lawrence River in the days of New France. Presented in an immersive environment, this discovery-exhibition takes place against a backdrop evoking a privateer ship—the Iberville—on which young people get to learn about life at sea, and find out if they’ve got what it takes to be a ship’s mate. They’ll face challenges including: getting their sea legs, turning the capstan to raise anchor, correctly arming a cannon, and even pretending to defend the territory by attacking an enemy ship! During their visit to the Pirates or Privateers? exhibition, families can follow a self-guided tour, specially designed for school break week. Pointe-à-Callière also invites children to come to the exhibition dressed up as pirates and privateers.

Explore Greek Archaeology
An Archaeo-Adventure Workshop—the only simulated archaeological dig site in Montréal—, led by an interpreter guide, allows children to explore the archaeology profession. They are introduced to field and lab work in in a space designed especially for them. As the digs focus on Greece, they feature reproductions of Greek objects and artefacts that children will get to handle and examine. Fun and entertaining! Participants must register on site.

Snow: the first major exhibition of its kind in the country
Snow, cold, sliding, and skating… we know all about them in great detail. People either love snow or hate it… but one thing’s for sure—everyone has an opinion on it! Snow, the exhibition, gives the whole family a chance to have some fun while exploring several artefacts, objects, and photos relating to the wonderful white flakes we all know. Immerse yourself in the heart of winter!

Even more to see and hear!
Also, families should not miss their opportunity to see Yours Truly, Montréal, a multimedia show presented every half-hour, which tells the history of Montréal in 18 spellbinding minutes. It’s an excellent introduction to a Museum visit! 

Take a break in the Saputo Lunch Room 
During their time at the Museum, families can now take advantage of an all-new family-friendly space, the Saputo Lunch Room. Decorated to look like an inn of the 18th century, in the Ancienne-Douane – J. Armand Bombardier Building, this specially designed room is an ideal place for children and their parents to take a break or have lunch. During school break, there will also be drawing spaces and interactive games available for younger children.

Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies
Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies will take place the last day of School Break, Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. It is a unique outdoor concerts uniting the sounds of trains, boats moored in the Old Port, the bells of Notre-Dame Basilica, and other urban instruments to create an original work of contemporary music of the most unusual kind. This year, with Greece as the focus of this 21st edition of the Symphonies, Québec composer Philippe Lauzier was inspired by Euripides’ work “Orestes.” Supporting the sounds of the symphony will be a brass and percussion ensemble, which will also perform an overture, based on this ancient melody dating back to the days of Alexander the Great. This is a free event, oustide the Museum, on Place Royale and around the Museum. 

All of these activities are included in the price of admission to the Museum. - No reservations

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