Chats de Ruelles

Presented By L’Île du savoir

Every weekend from May 14 to September 17, 2017, Eureka! is taking part in Montreal's 375th Anniversary celebrations by joining the Chats de ruelles programming. Across 19 weekends, 19 boroughs and 19 back alleys, this unique event will offer an eclectic variety of events: circus, music, movies, science and much more…

With the help of real scientists, flirt with the impossible by making a square bubble or facing the challenge of the "kaffir balloon", demystify the world of frogs through entertaining activities, explore the biodiversity of your alley with your five senses, and even try to eat like a bird and create imaginary insects!

Every Sunday this summer, enjoy a unique rendezvous with people who make science and who will reveal some of its secrets.

Let's Talk Science – UQAM

May 21
June 11
June 18
July 30

Budding Biologists

How have living creatures adapted in order to survive? Learn about the forms and functions of various body parts in insects and birds. Challenges: try to eat like a bird and create an imaginary insect!

Duration: 15 to 20 minutes
Target audience: ages 7-10, but adaptable to all ages

GUEPE (Groupe uni des éducateurs-naturalistes et professionnels en environnement)

June 25
August 6
August 13
August 27

Professor Sensa has sharp senses but a rather faulty memory… He needs help to unravel the mystery of animal survival in nature. Accompanied by a naturalist-educator from GUEPE, discover the biodiversity of the alley, using all 5 senses.
Duration: 15 minutes
Target audience: Ages 3-12

Les Clubs 4H du Québec

June 4
July 16
July 30

Some sing early in the spring, others live far from water, some climb trees and others bury themselves in the ground… Do you really know all there is to know about frogs?

These little creatures are fascinating and their world is full of mysteries. You are invited to demystify the world of frogs through sensory activities that are fun and informative. Frogs will no longer hold any secrets for you!

Duration: 15 minutes
Target audience: everyone

Réseau Technoscience (Club des Débrouillards)

May 28
July 9
July 23
August 20

Bubbles and Balloons

Discover the chemistry of polymers and the fun of making a square bubble! Slimy, both liquid and solid, limp and bouncy, it will amaze you! Then, take the kaffir balloon challenge: try to pierce the balloon without bursting it.

Duration: 15 minutes
Target audience: ages 5 to 12


Chats de ruelles is an original creation of the cooperative Le Comité in collaboration with TOHU.