Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal

3.5
#3 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Quebec
The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium (French: Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan) is the successor to the Montreal Planetarium, and is located in the Espace pour la Vie, near the Olympic Stadium and the Biodome in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The new installation has two separate theatres as well as exhibits on space and astronomy. It was officially opened in April 2013.


The building, designed by Cardin + Ramirez et Associés, Architectes, is certified as LEED Platinum.
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  • The shows in the two theatres were good. You can only reserve two, but if it's not super busy you can see them all. The other exhibits were minimal, mostly meteorites. This place could be so much...  more »
  • They only have movie screening to offer you. Nothing else. No immersion experience, no funny entertainment, nothing but a 180º degree film projection.  more »
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  • Amazing place to go with your kids or s/o. It's not expensive and it's fun and exciting :) they offer several different spectacles but some of them get sold out pretty quickly, so it's best if you buy the tickets online. Or you can also check the dates and show times and buy the tickets there on the spot if you want. Also forget about the boring uncomfortable chairs. At Rio Tinto Alcan they have bean bags :) sit very close to your kids and partner and enjoy the show :) Prices: I believe each show costs around $20 dollars but each show is about one hour length. And it's very very easy to get there using public transportation. You can just take the subway and walk there. There's also a mall nearby, so you can fix yourself a snack there before going to the planetarium.
  • This place was pretty cool. Got to watch a couple shows dealing with the solar system that I really liked. It was all in french but I was able to understand at LEAST half of it! But they do offer english and french shows, I was just with all french speaking people so we chose the french show. Definitely good to bring children to. I traveled there during the summer so it was packed but it was still something cool to see.

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