Science Centre offers at-home challenges

From trying out nifty experiments to solving climate change, there are several ways families can have fun this March break

Science Centre offers challenges

Photo credit: Montréal Science Centre

The Montreal Science Centre may not be open to visitors during spring break, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take advantage of at-home challenges, games, and even a contest.

A family photo rally
Explore the science and technology that’s all around us while taking part in the family Explore Your Break photo rally. While enjoying some fresh air outside, snap photos on your phone or digital camera that represent the seven themes of the EXPLORE exhibition: light, movement, air, water, geometry, material, and code. Send in your photos by March 21 for a chance to win a camera valued at $ 500, a one-year family membership to the Science Centre, or one of the eight programmable micro:bit cards offered by Ubisoft Education.

Entertaining experiments
ScienceXpress offers more than 20 instructive and engaging experiments to try at home. Experiment in the cold and make a frozen ice bubble, learn about gas with the classic Mentos-in-Coke, or build your own mini rocket. Get the whole family involved for some good-natured challenges.

Science Centre offers challenges
Photo credit: Montréal Science Centre

Exercises for mental health
Building good habits and taking care of our mental health is vital, especially during this stressful year. Relax with four exercises (laughter, art therapy, breathing, and yoga) that will help you reduce and manage everyday anxiety while learning to let go.

Online games
Video game enthusiasts can visit the Science Centre website to play and solve major challenges: climate change (Climato Tactique), fake news (Truth or lies: the game), a mysterious viral epidemic (Morbus Delirium, suggested for children 12 years and older), and even a murder to be solved (Autopsy of a murder).

IMAX® documentaries at low prices
We might not be able to travel now, but until we can head out on the road again, enjoy visiting the world through the real IMAX® TELUS experience where everyone’s invited to explore China, Egypt, Australia, and even the Arctic with 8 films.

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An exciting build
Do a quick and fun prototyping activity. The challenge for Mission Lifeboat is to build a lifeboat that can carry as many people as possible. Scavenge around the house and yard for items you can use in this creative challenge.