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With its bold design, the new building incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria
Photo: 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 Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, 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 Jardin botanique, Insectarium, Biodôme and Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan form the Space for Life, the largest natural sciences museum complex in Canada.

With its bold design, the new Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan 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 Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy.

Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

The Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan 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.

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