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Montreal Families

Planetarium unveils show for babies

They may still be a bit too young to experience space firsthand, but babies get a little bit closer with a new show geared to them at Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Starting March 13 and continuing until June 19, the immersive show for infants up to 18 months and their families is designed to gently awaken and stimulate their developing minds and senses.

The Bébé symphonique experience draws on the beauty, power, and universality of orchestral music to create special moments of connection between babies and their parents or families. The show features music from the Bébé symphonique album of 7 pieces composed for infants by maestro Simon Leclerc and is performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

Cozy up in the oversized beanbag chairs and look up and around, because along with the music — whose sound level is adapted for younger ears — the multi-sensory show includes captivating images projected onto the 360-degrees domed ceiling. Watch faraway nebulae, colourful marbles, clouds of stardust and myriad handicrafts dance all around.

Presented as a double feature, the Bébé symphonique show will be followed by Stardust, a guided discovery of stars, planets, the moon, and constellations. This part of the program varies in length from a few minutes to a maximum of 25 minutes, depending on the needs and attention span of the infants.

Bébé symphonique

Audience: adapted to babies 0 to 18 months
Duration: 33 minutes
From March 13 to June 19, 2022
Stroller parking, changing tables, bottle warmers, baby floor mats, and cushions are available on site.

In English: Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
In French: Wednesdays and Sundays at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Théâtre du chaos, Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

Tickets are free for those 4 and under but you must reserve a ticket.

Online ticket reservation is mandatory at espacepourlavie.ca/en/ticketing

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