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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium - Reception lobby and dining area

  • Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium
The planetarium's reception lobby is spacious and modern
Photo: Espace pour la vie (Laurence Fortin)

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With its abundant windows, the planetarium's reception lobby is spacious and modern, with an elegant style that is sure to enhance every occasion, private or corporate. Its vast surface area lends itself particularly well to prestigious events, such as press conferences or receptions, as it can accommodate up to 500 people. Moreover, it offers quick access to essential services such as a parking area and catering space. You can also give your evening a lounge feel by taking advantage of the dining area close by. Finally, dazzle your guests by transporting them among the stars with fabulous immersive experiences in one or both of our theatres!

  • Adjustable lighting
  • Ceiling-mounted speakers
  • Furniture (tables and chairs) already available in the dining area
  • WiFi Internet (only at the restaurant)
  • Possibility of extending your event to the outdoor terrace facing the restaurant
Seated (banquet style): 


550 square meters

Rental duration

3 hours minimum

Availability of spaces

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: varies according to scheduled activities. 6 p.m. to midnight: from Sunday to Tuesday.

Type of event

  • Cocktail party
  • Press event
  • Reception

Technical aspects

  • Basic lighting
  • Basic sound equipment
  • Microphones
  • Podium
  • Projection screen
  • Technician
  • Video equipment (3/4 VHS SVHS screen projector)
  • Wireless microphones


  • Activities
  • Individual lockers with key (paid lockers)


  • Access for persons with reduced mobility

No smoking


Hourly rate

$400.00 (minimum of 3 hours)

A technician is required for all technical manipulations (extra charge). During opening hours, access to the theaters is extra. Security services are required for events of over 100 guests (additional charge).

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