Put your ingenuity to the test
During spring break, the J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from March 2 to 11. For the occasion, put your family's ingenuity to the test with three new challenges to tinker with. Located in the Museum lobby, these challenges will test your intuition, creativity and ability to adapt prototypes. Build a shake-resistant tower in High Strength. With Target Throw, craft a mechanism to throw the ball at different targets. To complete the Laser Maze challenge, redirect a laser towards the target by passing through as many portals as possible. In this activity, only your ideas will guarantee your success! The challenges are in a few words, it's up to you to achieve them!
Continue your visit by discovering Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the famous Quebec inventor who succeeded in making Valcourt known thanks to his vehicles that traveled the planet! First attend the object theater The Passion of a Life, presented in Mr. Bombardier's very first garage. Be captivated by his life, his work and his legacy, in the very place where it all began. Then watch a multimedia show produced by Moment Factory. See the beginnings of the Bombardier adventure, from the famous Ski-Doo® snowmobile to conquering the skies.
Afterwards, head off on 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 with eight flagship models, from the prototype to the 2015 Summit. Take a photo of yourself and become the star of a Ski-Doo® snowmobile advertisement from the era of your choice. Imagine, create and test your vehicle of the future at the Ideas Studio. Learn the origin of the Montreal metro melody and then 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.
Have you not yet seen the temporary exhibition Train, Transporter of Dreams – A World in Miniature, a captivating exhibition on the world of miniature trains produced by Pointe-à-Callière, Cité d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal? This is your last chance since the exhibition ends on March 11! Discover the world of miniature trains in all its forms, from simple games for children to faithful models accompanied by astonishing archive photos and videos and a sound ambiance reminiscent of the excitement of a large station!
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 Fil de tram. This brings together the work of artists Luc Pallegoix and RythÂ Kesselring, both from Europe and established in Quebec. The first embroiders in Phentex wood, a synthetic fiber widely used in traditional Quebec culture; the second weaves natural fiber threads with its loom and integrates textile plants found in Quebec into its installations. A Seek and Find type game has also been created to allow young and old alike to discover the exhibition in a fun way.Web Site Facebook