Parking at the Montreal Science Centre is limited to the King Edward Quay and the Clock Tower Quay. While both of these lots provide convenient access, they require a per-hour payment based on how long you believe your visit will last. Because there is also a lot to do at the Old Port of Montreal besides visiting the Montreal Science Centre, the best way to organize a group visit is to charter a rental bus in Montreal. Depending on the size of your group, a school bus, coach bus, or minibus can be chartered. The latter two will have a few more luxurious amenities than the school bus, but smaller groups can also book a door-to-door shuttle service in Montreal.
The Montreal Science Centre was first established in 2000 but it didn’t go by its current name until 2002. It was originally known as the iSci Centre. In addition to containing a number of interactive science and technology exhibits, the Montreal Science Centre is also home to an IMAX theater. The movies shown in this theater always contain spectacular imagery and amazing insights into the power of nature, science, and technology.
The center’s interactive exhibitions are a delight for visitors when compared to more traditional museum displays. For example, The Windmills of the Imagination exhibition contains the world’s first electricity-to-water and water-to-wind transformers. Visitors can interact with these transformers and learn some basics of “applied pataphysics,” as well as more about the machine’s inventor.
In addition to the center’s daily operations, the Montreal Science Centre Foundation is dedicated to impacting the local community through a number of initiatives, including an extensive sponsorship program. Each year, the foundation gives out nearly 10,000 free passes for underprivileged youth to visit the science center. They also provide yearly memberships to the Montreal Science Centre for more than 100 underprivileged families in their area.
Pairing a little taste of Europe with modern architecture, Montreal is not only picture-perfect, but also a great destination if you want to discover art, culture, history, and science with museums suited for all interests. With iconic neighborhoods to visit and new local attractions appearing regularly, you will never run out of things to do and see in Montreal.