Espace pour la vie announced today that tickets are now on sale for a brand new experience for babies 0 to 18 months and their parents at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. From March 13 to May 22, it is not babies who will "follow" their parents around, but the parents who will accompanies their young children through an immersive show specially designed to meet their need to be awakened and stimulated. The audacious proposal of the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan is the offshoot of a GSI Musique production created by the Montreal studio Noisy Head with the music of Bébé symphonique, a magnificent album of 7 pieces composed for infants by maestro Simon Leclerc and performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Presented as a double feature tailored to this specific audience, the Bébé symphonique show will be followed by Stardust for those interested in discovering the starry sky in the company of a scientific guide.
Curled up snugly in bean bags under the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan's colourful and starry dome, parents and babies can let themselves be enchanted by the music of Bébé symphonique, and pursue the experience under the celestial vault!
An unprecedented show for infants
Théâtre du chaos, Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 am, from March 13 to May 22, 2022
(in French: Wednesdays and Sundays at 9 am, 10:15 am, 12:45 pm, and 2 pm)
Slip into this gentle multisensory realm where faraway nebulae, colourful marbles, clouds of stardust and myriad handicrafts dance all around in captivating 360-degree projections. Designed to playfully awaken the senses of sight and hearing in children from birth to 18 months, this audacious creation harmoniously blends 2D, 3D and frame-by-frame animation with the musical world of Bébé symphonique. An experience that is sure to capture the attention of young toddlers, and surprise their parents.
- Audience: adapted to babies 0 to 18 months
- Producer: GSI Musique
- Duration: 33 min. / Sound level adapted for younger children
To prolong the Bébé symphonique experience, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan team offers a tailored experience for discovering the starry sky. Discover the treasures and mysteries of the firmament in the company of a guide. Stars, planets, the moon, constellations and astronomical tidbits will surprise and amaze you.
- Audience: tailored to families with young children and infants
- Producer: Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan
- Duration adaptable to the audience: from a few minutes to 25 minutes maximum
About Bébé symphonique
The Bébé symphonique experience draws on the richness and power of orchestral music to create special moments of connection between babies and their parents, all the while promoting infant neurological development. This multidisciplinary project includes a boxed set with a music CD and a booklet, a beautiful photo book with fun and informative texts, an educational magazine, a photo exhibition at Place des Arts (starting April 2022) and much more! Bébé symphonique is the brainchild of artistic director Nicolas Lemieux with the support of Marie-Claude Barrette, sponsor of the project.
Online ticket reservation is mandatory*: espacepourlavie.ca/en/ticketing
*Including free tickets for 4 years old and under.
Bébé symphonique et Poussières d’étoiles
are presented as a double feature.
Good to know
To make your visit even more enjoyable, stroller parking, changing tables, bottle warmers, baby floor mats and cushions are available on site.
Vaccine passport and photo ID are required for all visitors 13 years and older.
Digital press kit of the great Bébé symphonique project (audio clips, album, magazine, etc.)
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