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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

4801 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin | Metro Viau, Montreal, Quebec H1V 3V4, Canada
+1 514-868-3000
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Along with the Biodôme, the Botanical Garden and the Insectarium, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction. Packages available. Change your perspective at the Montreal Space for Life. Plunge into a thrilling odyssey to the sounds of symphonic music at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Discover the beautiful starry sky above Montreal with a skilled astronomy interpreter. Like an explorer, embark on an exciting virtual journey that will take you thousands of light years away from Earth, to the stars and beyond! Located close to the Biodome, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy. Thanks to cutting-edge technology you will live a unique experience of the Universe through two different shows - one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!
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4801 Avenue Pierre-De Coubertin | Metro Viau, Montreal, Quebec H1V 3V4, Canada
Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic presentation of the life of comets shown on the dome of the planetarium. Great fun with my 7 year old. She was fascinated and amazed! Next we saw the fine presentation on the stars and constellations in view in Montreal's night sky. Easy access...More

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

As I child we often went on trips to the local high school to the planetarium there. It was the stuff of dreams. Our experience at the Rio Tinti Alcan Planetarium was a good one. It was a small facility but we enjoyed both the...More

Thank dwalker0320
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It has been years and years since I've visited a planetarium, and assumed this would be like those previous trips. We bought combo tickets with the Biodome for Program B. We weren't sure exactly what we would see, as the information sheet was in French....More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

In this beautiful building, we expected more. There are a few displays, then 2 movies that are each shown in seperate planetariums. In both of the movies, there is comfy seating, soft music, the lights go down, it is very quiet and dark....you know what...More

Thank lilalubean
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We had bought the three museum package while visiting the biodome earlier in the week. First off, we got lucky - you need to reserve times for the shows (and with both English and French offered, you don't want to show up and have only...More

Thank bostonpike
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The free exhibition is good and the advisor outside with the telescope for the sun, but the paid for planetarium show was tedious. The first show in the smaller dome about space exploration was fine. In the second dome there was an excellent talk through...More

1  Thank StornowayKeith
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The exhibition hall is rather small - I had expected more exhibits given the price... Do go for the back to back shows at the threatres. We viewed 2 shows: 1 scientific and 1 artistic. The scientific one was the better of the two and...More

Thank Jeric K
Reviewed 23 August 2017

When I asked if there something more, other than the movies, and the staff told me the expositions, I was really disappointing. I agree with people that said there's to expensive. Instead I really appreciated the lockers, with 2CAD coin, you can leave your things...More

1  Thank RoQc
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful space with lots of interactive exhibits for both adults and children. My 5 year old daughter was so intrigued by the show we watched. Very informative, especially on the day of the solar eclipse.

Thank kcraft0804
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a rainy day... Purchased the package for both Biodome and Planetarium. The Biodome was worth it, even with older teenagers. The planetarium was ok, not very impressive. However the shows saved the day... I noticed many families had brought lunch and coolers...More

Thank Muggle2000
Olympic Park & Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa)
Named for the Olympic Stadium complexes built for the
1976 games, the Olympic Park and the surrounding
neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (HoMa) make up
an invigorated area dedicated to "Space for Life."
Around the Olympic Village's arenas and stadiums, Rue
Sherbrooke welcomes exploration of its sculpture
gardens decorated in the works of Jean-Paul Riopelle
and its museum culture headed by the historical
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18 October 2017|
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Response from dwalker0320 | Reviewed this property |
Two shows were included in the price and I think it was around C$20