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Eurêka! is QUEBEC’S BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE and it’s for the whole family!

Three days of fun, discovery and unusual forays into the world of science and technology with over 100 FREE interactive activities.

More than 1 million enthusiastic visitors, including nearly 50,000 students from school groups, have attended the Festival since it began over 14 year ago. Eurêka! is a wonderful opportunity to expose young minds to the world of science and technology, while still offering many exciting and interactive activities as well as educational content suitable to visitors of all ages!

This popular festival for schools and families is produced each year by the non-profit organization L’île du savoir and is implemented in partnership with many collaborators. Through much hard work and our generous partners, L’île du savoir is able to keep this festival FREE to attend!


Did you enjoy travelling through the 2019 edition on the transport of the future theme? As soon as the strict sanitary measures are lifted, get ready for an edition where WATER will be the new theme to explore!

Crédits photo : Mélanie Dusseault

On the menu

  • Over a hundred FREE original interactive activities developed by science and technology enthusiasts
  • 25 interactive lectures and shows
  • More than 60 creative hands-on workshops and experiments
  • And as if that wasn’t enough :-), street shows, performances, exploits and completely crazy demonstrations!

Several areas of activity

ACTIVITES for all ages, all tastes and all types of festivalgoers!

Science under the Big Top

Come meet researchers, technicians, professionals and experts in science popularization. They are waiting for you with exciting activities and “real” scientific material!

Science Takes the Stage

Science in shows, theatre and magic! An inspiring, often humorous look at science along with participative conferences on intriguing topics for all ages.

Concocting Science

Creative and fun workshops, introducing the creative side of science!

Science from Every Angle

Workshops, street theatre, amazing demonstrations, hilarious adventures and famous people await you.

Year round activities?

Eurêka! is also a science culture initiative now offering year-round activities.

With workshops, lectures, cabarets, shows and tours…discover the many projects and special events offered by Eurêka! throughout the year.

Crédits photo : Roland Lorente

Check out the EURÊKA! YEAR ROUND section regularly for the latest updates.

Eurêka! YEAR ROUND, a project led by

***curiosity has no limits ***

Awards and Recognition

2014 – Finalist for the ESTim award of the Chambre de Connmerce de l’Est de Montréal, Innovation or Public/Parapublic Development Project category 2013 – Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) Best Program Award 2012 – Finaliste des Grands prix du Tourisme québécois, catégorie Festivals et événements touristiques – Budget de plus de 1M$ 2010 – Finalist of the Grands Prix du Tourisme québécois, in the “best festival” category 2009 – Finalist of the Grands Prix du Tourisme québécois, in the “best festival” category 2008 – Innovation-Relève Technoscience Award, from the Association des directeurs de recherche industrielle du Québec (ADRIQ)