The museum will have a new exhibition from Sept. 26 to next March, called Nights. This experience will bring visitors through four different nighttime worlds, each brought to life in theatrical theatre sets and featuring artifacts from the museum. Each set is based on an original short story written by one of four well-known Quebec writers: Éric Dupont, Heather O’Neil, Dominique Demers and Simon Boulerice. Families will be guided by a booklet and listening stations. All exhibitions will be in English and French.
As of Sept. 29, visitors can go to The Story Factory, an educational space meant to inspire creativity. Both kids and adults will have the opportunity to create a story with the help of mediators. They’ll be encouraged to ask questions, look at and attempt to understand museum artifacts and participate in problem solving.
Finally, thanks to the success of the Stewart Museum’s last escape game, a new one is opening on Oct. 26, just in time for Halloween. Groups of six to 12 people (kids ages 9 and up) can take part in Phantoms of the Island. Strange and spooky events are taking over the museum and they must work to restore order. The game will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the opening weekend, and a special, adults-only evening will be from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. After Halloween, visitors can try the escape game every second Saturday.
Admission to the museum and most of its activities is free for kids 12 and under. The cost for adults is $15 while students and seniors pay $12. The escape game is free for kids 12 an under, and costs an extra $5 on top of the museum admission price for those 12 and up.
For more information, visit musee-stewart.org/en/.