Montreal Science Centre reopens after a five-month employee strike

Fall activities resume with an animal exhibition and IMAX documentaries

Since May 27, a strike by about 300 federal workers at the Old Port of Montreal forced the Science Centre to close all operations. The employees were seeking wage increases and better work conditions.

On Oct. 27, most of the workers voted to accept a new collective agreement that includes a pay raise of 12 per cent over five years and more vacation days for part-time workers. Thus, the Montreal Science Centre will fully resume its operations on Nov. 10 with fall season programming.

Discover amazing facts about the animal world in BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out, an exhibition that allows visitors to see what lies beneath the skin and compare muscular, skeletal, nervous, and digestive systems, blood vessels and internal organs of more than 50 animals. This exhibition has been extended until Mar. 12.

For the first time in IMAX 3D, families can watch the world’s largest mammal in Humpback Whales 3D. Watch the creatures communicate, play, tend to their young and show-off their acrobatic abilities in the waters of Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga. Tickets go on sale Nov. 10.

The IMAX theatre will also be showing A Beautiful Planet 3D, a chance to see Earth under a new light from the vantage point of the immensity of space. Tickets go on sale Nov. 10.

For more information about upcoming activities, visit montrealsciencecentre.com.