Be resourceful during spring break
During spring break, a visit to Estrie is a must to discover the J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from February 25 to March 12. For the occasion, put your family's ingenuity to the test with three hacking challenges that will test your intuition, your creativity and your ability to adapt prototypes. Hover a ball at the correct altitude in Hover. With Slow Motion, create a marble run that runs the longest with just 10 modules. To complete the Stop Zone challenge, bring a vehicle to a stop in a specific area. In this activity, only your ideas will guarantee your success! The challenges are in a nutshell, it's up to you to achieve them!
In the museum tour, discover the story of Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the famous Quebec inventor who succeeded in making Valcourt known thanks to his vehicles that traveled the planet! Attend the La passion d’une vie object theater presented in Mr. Bombardier’s very first garage. Let yourself be captivated by his life, his work and his legacy, where it all began. Come out inspired by his extraordinary journey! Continue your visit by viewing a multimedia show produced by Moment Factory. See the beginnings of the Bombardier adventure from the famous Ski-Doo® snowmobile to conquering the skies.
You will then be guided through a journey allowing you to discover the creative impulses, design and technologies developed by Bombardier and BRP. See the evolution of the Ski-Doo® snowmobile through eight flagship models, from the prototype to the 2015 Summit. Take a photo of yourself and become the star of a Ski-Doo® snowmobile commercial from the era of your choice. Imagine, create and test your vehicle of the future at the Idea Studio. Learn the origin of the Montreal metro melody and try to reproduce it. Explore a life-size model of Toronto's Flexity Streetcar. Pilot a plane and fly over the city of Montreal in a flight simulator.
Haven't seen the temporary exhibition Teens: Inventive Brains yet? This is your last chance since the exhibition ends on March 12! Explore the brains of young people and elucidate this desire for creation that inhabits them. Meet a dozen Canadian teens who, over the past 100 years, have taken the path of innovation to improve their world! Live various experiences and interactive games: cross an obstacle course with an ultrasonic sensor belt, build sentences in bliss, an ideographic language, associate different parts of the brain with their function and much more!
To complete your visit to the museum, add a 45-minute guided tour in the reserve! During this one, discover more than 70 unique vehicles. Among these, some have been selected to present the evolution of Joseph-Armand Bombardier's inventions. Let yourself be carried away by the story of his first prototype, made at the age of 15, or by that of the famous Ski-Doo® snowmobile. Also observe unusual vehicles such as models produced in limited copies, industrial vehicles and prototypes never marketed.
Take advantage of your visit to Valcourt and cross the street to discover the Yvonne L. Bombardier Exhibition Center which presents the visual arts exhibition Ecosystems by Estrie artists Kathryn Lipke, Kylie Sandford and Margrethe Ulvik. The exhibition brings together the work of the three artists around the relationship between humans and their environment from an ecological and social perspective. A Seek and Find game allows you to explore it in a fun way.Web Site Facebook