A new exhibit at the Montreal Science Centre takes a deep dive into the world of animation.
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, in Montreal until September 16, showcases more than 400 pieces of original artwork from more than 20 years of movie-making, including never-before-seen material from the DreamWorks archives.
Visitors will find concept art, maquettes, illustrations, and backdrop design from animated movies such as Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon. You can also see how some of your favourite animated characters evolved from early concepts to the final versions we see on the big screen.
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Visitors will also have the chance to interact with the world of animation in fun new ways. In addition to concept artwork, the exhibition features a variety of interactive activities adapted for young children but fun for the whole family.
According to Jean-Philippe Rochette, public relations manager at the Montreal Science Centre, the short movie animation activity is particularly popular with kids. “They can create their own scene, do their own lighting, and make the lips match the voice,” Rochette says. Another stand-out activity seats you on the back of a flying dragon, with an immersive 180-degree screen that fills your vision.
Tickets to the exhibit start at $10 for children 4-12, $15 for teens 13-17, and $20 for adults. Family pricing is also available. Ticket prices also include access to the museum’s four permanent exhibitions.
For more information, visit montrealsciencecentre.com.