In what is becoming a more successful partnership each year, Aquarium du Québec, Musée de la civilisation, Musée du Fort, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and Observatoire de la Capitale are joining forces once again with 20 % off the price of admission for visitors presenting a receipt from a participating attraction. It’s a great way for locals and visitors to experience more of what Québec City has to offer this winter. The 5/20 Tour returns soon.
No other Québec aquarium has 10,000 aquatic creatures, including fish, reptiles, invertebrates, and mammals. Polar bears and seals put on great shows and demonstrations at feeding time and during training. It’s a fascinating place for all ages! The big 16-hectare site is a joy to explore indoors and out. Brighten up your family’s winter evenings with a trip to the magical Festi Lumière. You’ll be delighted by this outdoor stroll illuminated by over 500,000 LED lights. And during spring break, you can tour Festi Lumière by day or by night!
For 30 years, Musée de la civilisation has been pushing boundaries and its London Calling exhibition, which opens on May 17, is no exception. Step into the streets of London through an immersive mobile app and explore the city as if you were there. Visit different neighbourhoods and creative scenes and discover the people, artists, and art that have shaped the city since the 1950s. Musée de la civilisation is also using digital technology to shed new light on a collection of eclectic items with Secrets Uncovered: 400 Objects, a World of Emotions. Visitors can also develop their digital creativity at MLab, the Museum’s digital exploration and experimentation laboratory. www.mcq.org
The Musée du Fort present an original sound and light show on the military history of Québec City, including the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham. A giant model representing the region around 1750 bring this story alive. In 30 minutes, you will learn the importance of the unique geography of the region and the military strategies that made Québec such a sought-after city.
Located in Battlefields Park, Québec’s Musée national des beaux-arts combines art, architecture, and nature. The Museum’s collection is displayed in four unique pavilions that turn the spotlight on Québec artists from different artistic movements. This winter, discover the North American premiere of a major retrospective celebrating the work of Alberto Giacometti. You won’t want to miss it!
With its breathtaking 360° views, Observatoire de la Capitale—an observation deck on the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart Building on Parliament Hill—is one of the area’s “top” attractions. It affords a sweeping panorama of the Old City, Lower Town, the mighty St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans, the south shore, and the Appalachian and Laurentian mountain ranges. Horizons, an original presentation, introduces visitors to the city’s landscape and history, awakening the senses of visitors young and old.