Enjoy a lush greenhouse and Explore our Universe in the latest show presented at Espace pour la Vie!

Are you searching for a temporary escape from daily life in Montreal ?

This Spring, Gen’s Delights invites you to take an afternoon to spend among the stars with the new show Birth of Planet Earth presented at the Montreal Planetarium as well as admire the lush vegetation in bloom at the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

The Montreal Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is happy to offer its visitors an ultra-HD experience thanks to newly installed projection equipment and upgraded navigation software.

Beyond innovative technology, If you’re interested in discovering the beauty of space and learning surprising facts about our own planet Earth and the Universe, you’ll love to see the new show Birth of Planet Earth that is currently on air at the planetarium.

Produced by Spitz Creative Media, NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab and Thomas Lucas Productions, Inc., this family friendly, 24 minutes feature film both entertains and amazes: Take a trip back in time as the full dome show tells the twisted tale of our planet’s origins. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own.

The film employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?

The show is presented in tandem with one of six other films currently running at the planetarium. Purchasing fixed-time tickets online is highly recommended for all guests since there is a cap of 25 places maximum per session.

Upon arrival , everyone is required to disinfect their hands and discard old masks for new ones provided by onsite staff.

Check out the full programming on the Planetarium’s Website

Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan: Open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday to Wednesday, and to 7:00 p.m., Thursday to Saturday.

Feel like being outdoors ? The nine exhibition greenhouses at the Montreal Botanical gardens are busy revealing all their splendor!

If you think natural beauty, greenery and summer fragrances might improve your mood, then why not take a casual stroll through the Jardin Botanique’s greenhouses?

In addition to carnivorous plants, you’ll be able to admire superb passionflowers and begonias in full bloom, while in the Tropical Food Plants greenhouse, you can see fruit growing on banana, carambola, jackfruit and papaya trees.

Until the end of April, the impressive collection of orchids is in flower, with a huge variety of species and surprising shapes! Then, starting around mid-April, the romantics among you will have a hard time resisting the charm of the climbing roses and wisteria in the Garden of Weedlessness, where penjings are also on show.

While waiting for green leaves and flowers to bloom outdoors, taking a casual stroll in the Jardin botanique’s greenhouses is a perfect, carefree way to recharge your springtime batteries.

All guests must disinfect their hands, keep a two meters distance from others and wear their masks at all times during their visit .

The greenhouses of the Jardin botanique are Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please reserve your tickets at : Gardens and greenhouses | Space for life (espacepourlavie.ca)

So whether you opt for a stroll through the Jardin botanique’s greenhouses or take a journey into space at the Planétarium, both are excellent opportunities to have a change of scenery while still keeping safe at Espace pour la vie.

Photos by Monica Wong