Laval’s Cosmodome is a hub for all things astronautical and is the premier museum in Canada to learn about space science and exploration. In addition to a large collection of artifacts in its permanent exhibition, the centre introduced an interactive component to its program in 2011.
Visitors can experience three virtual missions where they become a space exploration hero. Each mission is an hour long and explores a theme, such as the solar system, time travel, or the challenges of getting to Mars. The centre also has a Space Camp where those between the ages of 9 to 15 can get the full astronaut experience with access to four NASA-inspired training simulators.
Address: 2150 des Laurentides Highway, Laval, H7T 2T8
Hours: From first Tuesday in September to June 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. From June 24 to Labour Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Fête Nationale Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving.
Public transport: Montmorency metro station, STL Bus 61
Parking: On site, free
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Here’s a look at the museum’s mock space shuttle where campers are on a mission to get to a satellite: