So a few things. First, here I am! Posting!
Second, this post isn’t going to be that great. I debated whether to do anything but then thought, well I’d want to know. So…
My son had a day off school so we decided to head to the Montreal Planetarium at the Olympic Stadium. I’d heard it was for older kids, but we had a day off so why not.
So it turns out the Planetarium is free! But, it also turns out that to really enjoy the Planetarium you really know to go to a show because the part of the Planetarium that is free is the display area and it isn’t all that interesting…. (sorry whoever designed it…) Maybe I was just in a bit of a down mood after being wowed by every other exhibit in the Olympic Stadium (the Biodome, Insectarium, Botanical Gardens) but I was very underwhelmed.
There’s an area where you can look at a lot of meteorites, do a (very difficult) puzzle putting together the earth as it once was, do some colouring, drive a mars rover, and there are quite a few electronic displays. When I enquired about going to a show the lady at the info counter right away asked me my son’s age. She said the shows are for ages 7 and over and if my son spoke during the show he would be asked to leave. I tried to buy a ticket anyways (my son is 5) and they were sold out until 2 hours from then. On a Friday… in November… so you’ve been warned.
In the end we had a hot chocolate and called it a day. I’ll be happy to come back to see a show when my kids are a little older and maybe I’ll be cringing at this write up thinking I got it all wrong but for now that’s what it is.
ps These aren’t the greatest photos in the world, but I am a photographer! I’m friendly! Sessions are fun! Everyone’s glad they did it after! For real! Check me out!