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Connect with nature this spring

Connect with nature this spring
Connect with nature this spring

Marvel at the wonders of nature from the comfort of your own home this spring.

Whether it’s up in the sky or down on the ground, nature awakens this spring—an endless source of wonder for everyone. Discover family and friends activities to enjoy remotely, videos and reading materials whether you’re into plants, insects, animals or astronomy.

Plants in springtime

Bouton - Bringing spring home

Bringing spring home »

Is it possible to get a head start on spring at home? Here’s a simple way to do it.

Your garden checklist »
Summer is coming and your garden needs some love, but you wonder where to start? Here's a month-by-month checklist to get you started!

Horticulture: Spring's most popular questions »
Maintaining your lawn, pruning your trees, removing winter protection... Spring brings up many horticultural questions. Can you answer them?

Insects in springtime

Bouton - Getting a better understanding of the monarch’s spring migration

Getting a better understanding of the monarch’s spring migration »
Has the monarch population declined or have they simply been delayed in getting to our latitudes last year? Before reaching certain conclusions, here are a few points to be aware of with regard to the monarch’s spring migration.

Snow fleas aren’t really fleas »
In the spring, they climb up through the layers of snow, often at the foot of trees or close to big rocks. Have you noticed them? Actually, these “snow fleas'' are neither fleas nor insects: they are springtails. Learn more about these little arthropods.


Animals this sprintime

A season of light »

What triggers wildlife to awaken in the spring? How is the right rhythm kept up, year after year?


Spring in the sky

Spring’s sky of 2021 »
Our astronomical information bulletin The Pocket Planetarium highlights the most striking celestial events of the coming months.

What’s in the sky this month »
Watch what the sky has in store for you this month: observation of the planets, constellations and astronomical phenomena.

Planets currently visible to the naked eye »
To locate the planets with the naked eye, discover the exact moment when it will be possible to admire them.


What to do this spring

Space for life quizzes

Space for life quizzes »
Get together virtually and test your knowledge on the universe of the Biodôme, the Insectarium, the Jardin botanique and the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. Pick one of our four quizzes, take the challenge to your friends or family and play simultaneously!

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