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The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium redefines the very essence of planetariums
Credit: Espace pour la vie (Raymond Jalbert)

New universe: The mission continues!

For over 45 years, the Montréal Planetarium shared its passion for the sky and stars with its visitors, young and old. Today, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, located close to the Biodôme, offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy.

Its arrival marks a defining moment in the consolidation of the 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.

With its bold design, the new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria. It uses cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through two complementary shows – one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey.

A true pioneer in the field, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium project was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the Olympic Park and the financial participation of the City of Montréal, the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie, the Secrétariat à la Région Métropolitaine, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Canada Economic Development and Rio Tinto Alcan.