Presented By Eurêka! Festival


Every weekend from May 14 to September 17, 2017, Eureka! took 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 offered an eclectic variety of events: circus, music, movies, science and much more…

With the help of real scientists, participants flirted with the impossible by making a square bubble or facing the challenge of the "kaffir balloon", demystified the world of frogs through entertaining activities, explored the biodiversity of their alley with their five senses, and even tried to eat like a bird and create imaginary insects!

Let's Talk Science – UQAM

May 21, 2017
June 11, 2017
June 18, 2017
July 30, 2017

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, 2017
August 6, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 27, 2017

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, 2017
July 16, 2017
July 30, 2017

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, 2017
July 9, 2017
July 23, 2017
August 20, 2017

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 was an original creation of the cooperative Le Comité in collaboration with LA TOHU.