Science and health museum opens in Laval
More than three years after the start of a major relocation and development project, the Musée de la santé Armand-Frappier welcomed visitors on January 31 to its new 1, 800 square metre facility. Now located beside the Laval Cosmodome, the project represents a $14 million investment and includes two exhibition halls, four educational laboratories and three multifunction rooms.
Originally opened in 1994, the museum commemorates the memory of Dr. Armand Frappier, a Quebec pioneer in preventive medicine and vaccination, while promoting scientific knowledge to the general public, especially children.
“Our institution contributes to the continuing education and training of our fellow citizens, young and old, to provide them with tools to take care of themselves, their loved ones, their community, other species and the planet, all these aspects of health being linked in the concepts of sustainable health and of One Health,” said the Museum’s Executive Director, Guylaine Archambault.
To facilitate the understanding of scientific issues related to human health, the museum presents exhibitions, laboratory activities, guided tours, workshops, science camps and other activities. Two exhibitions are currently on display: the permanent exhibition 4, 3, 2, 1… Santé! and the temporary Pandemics: Challenging Humanity.
In 4, 3, 2, 1… Santé!, children are invited to don a lab coat and participate in laboratory activities with scientific leaders. They’ll learn about major health issues in an interactive and fun way, listen to testimonials from people coping with serious illnesses, and can even play on a life-size snakes and ladders game orchestrated around healthy lifestyle habits. On until September 4, 2023, Pandemics: Challenging Humanity invites children to take part in a quiz and answer questions using an interactive bracelet.
MUSÉE DE LA SANTÉ ARMAND-FRAPPIER
2150 autoroute des Laurentides, Laval, H7T 2T8
Telephone: 450 686-5641, extension 0
$13 for Children and teens (7 to 17 years old), $17 for adults, and $52 for a four-person group.
Ticket prices include an unguided tour of the two exhibitions and a laboratory activity moderated by a scientific moderator.
Every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Sunday of the month, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To plan your visit and purchase tickets, visit museefrappier.org