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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium - Reception lobby and dining area

  • Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
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

Available on evenings from Sunday to Wednesday. Please note that due to a temporary exhibition, the main hall is not available for renting between June 2018 and January 2019. Thank you for your understanding.

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)

Additional fees for the following services could be added to the renting cost : security agent, technician, animation or others.

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