Participate in 24 hours of science

More than 300 activities and workshops will take place across the province

Participate in 24 hours of science

24 heures de science – Parc national du Bic – Discovery of a salt marsh with a biologist (Credit: Parc du Bic)

If you love learning new things and delving into experiments, join other curious minds for a 24-hour science event that is happening across Quebec on May 6 and 7, 2022.

24 Hours of Science is a day of activities that will engage audiences of all ages and interests with this year’s theme: the environment, and more specifically our role in our environment and our relationship with nature. Over 300 activities and workshops in 45 cities have been organized across the province for a day of learning adventures that are fun, interactive, and hands-on.

The wide range of programming is aimed at introducing the world of science, technology and engineering and building bridges between science and society. Goals of the event are to promote meetings between researchers and the general public, stimulate general interest in science and technology, and promote scientific careers among young people.

2022 schedule

Among this year’s activities are guided forest walks, nature scavenger hunts, chemistry experiments, astronomy crafts, soap making, lab visits, a discussion panel on current space news, scientific competitions, and using virtual reality to experience what life is like for the visually impaired.

Some of the organizations participating in the event include Mcgill University’s Chemistry Outreach Group, the Pointe-Claire Public Library, the Montreal Science Centre, Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan, and Université de Montréal. Online presentations will be offered by the Ecomuseum, the Montreal Biosphere, the Ornithologists of Quebec, and many more.

The event officially starts at noon on Friday May 6 and ends 24 hours later. But with so many activities on the program this year, some have spilled over and take place earlier or later on Friday and Saturday.

Activities are free and available to all. Find the full schedule and information on each activity at science24heures.com

About the event

Science pour tous is the organizing and presenting body of the 24 Hours of Science. The private, non-profit brings together organizations working in the science, technology and innovation sector and represents approximately 250 organizations in all aspects of science and technology. In 2005, the organizations gathered at the Science pour tous symposium proposed the establishment of a unifying event to celebrate science in Quebec. 2006 marked the first edition of the 24 Hours of Science event and has been held every year in May. 

The event has been recognized and supported by UNESCO since 2010 and also received the Prize for the promotion of science from the Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in the same year.