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Cultivate your curiosity with the museums of Québec


CC BY-NC-SA : Musée de la nature et des sciences / Photo : Jocelyn Riendeau

Quench your thirst for culture at any time of day (or night!) with the virtual experiences offered by the museums of Québec. History, science, art ... so many topics to discover! Unearth new findings to enhance your knowledge on current passions or uncover new areas of interest altogether. Here are a lot of opportunities to explore whatever inspires you during this period of confinement!

Virtual exhibitions to venture into the past

Delve into over a century of Canadian history by closely observing an impressive selection of works from 1867 to present day. 150 Years | 150 Works: Canadian Art as Historical Act, by the Galerie de l’UQAM, retraces and revisits our past through art.

Visit Fort Odanak: 1704-1759. The Search for Traces of a Fortified Abenaki Village to follow archaeologists on their quest to uncover the vestiges of this strategic Indigenous site. The exhibition, produced by the Musée des Abénakis, details the scientific approach used for the archaeological digs and tells the story, past and present, of this First Nation.

No need to be a tegestologist – or collector of beer-related objects – to enjoy To get a drink you have to sell. Find out unexpected facets of the advertising world through the history of the famous Black Horse Ale. A production of the Musée de Lachine.

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CC BY-NC-SA : Musée de Lachine / Photo : Ginette Clément

Want to relive a time in history or share it with younger generations? 

Watch the 20th century unfold before your very eyes. The human impact of armed conflict is revealed in The Community of Coaticook and the World Wars exhibition presented by Musée Beaulne. The buzz around the Gold Rush that has shaped the Town of Malartic since 1939 rises again in this exhibition by the Musée minéralogique de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Learn all about the Quiet Revolution from the Musée POP in the exhibition entitled The Beginning of a New Era! Images and short stories that unveil the magnitude of the 1998 Ice Storm are presented by Hydro Québec in Ici January.

Satisfy your scientific curiosity with online collections

A visit to collections from storage is offered by the Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke. Take a virtual stroll behind the scenes at the Museum and discover the wide variety of specimens in storage there: plants, animals, minerals and even curiosities of nature!

Are you interested in insects and other arthropods? The Insectarium website is a must whether you want to observe, collect or even breed insects.

Do imagination and science make a good combination? Of course, especially when it comes to Fantastic Sea Monsters! The sea creatures of yesterday and today are identified by the Musée du Fjord as it untangles myth from reality in science and legend.

Inspiring podcasts and videos to keep you fully entertained 

As the day draws to a close, put on your headphones and listen to the four original stories written for the Nights exhibition presented by the Stewart Museum. And why not try your hand at a writing activity too?

Musée Stewart
CC BY-NC-SA : Musée Stewart / Photo : Claude Roy

In video mode, enjoy the podcast series The Aura, by the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art. Listen to museum curators and artists describe works of art from their viewpoint and thus get a different perspective. 

And many more!

Find many additional free virtual visits and experiences offered by arts, history, and science museums on The museums of Québec website:

Virtual visits and experiences

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