Past events

Presented By Eureka! Year Round


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.

EUREKA’S Pre-festival Party

PRESENTED BY  L'île du savoir and Science pour tous

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 7 pm to 10 pm, join us to celebrate the arrival of the long awaited and dreamed of 11th edition of the Eureka! Festival.

Chess, physical science and scientific rock await you for the entire evening at Espace La Fontaine in La Fontaine Park.



Chess, robots and simultaneous play ...

Pierre Denomée, international chess arbiter and computer science graduate from the Université de Montréal, will talk about the history of chess and THE robots that play it... (presentation in french). And a junior champion will play simultaneous games with from five to ten players.



Physical Science Demonstration Center

Dominic Boudreau, Science Coordinator for the Centre de Démonstration en Science-Physique de Québec will present (in french) some amazing demonstrations.



Scientific Rock

No, you're not dreaming! The science rock group (n = 1), originally formed by science students, is back! After almost 10 years in cryopreservation, these molecular musicians will once again take the stage to celebrate the 11th Edition of the Eureka! Festival. a rare sighting of this unusual phenomenon. Don't miss it!


Espace La Fontaine – Parc La Fontaine

Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7 pm to 10 pm

An evening of Chess, Science and Rock'n Roll





Saturday – April 22, 2017 – 10:30 am – Espace and Parc La Fontaine – Workshop: The Subtle Colours of Parc La Fontaine – Pierre-Olivier Boucher, graphic designer, illustrator and Jacques Kirouac, Director of Science pour tous




Thursday – April 27 – Seabed Biodiversity – Speaker: Cindy Grant – Université du Québec à Rimouski





Friday, May 5, 2017 – 8:30 am to 10 amDe l'importance et de l'impact des initiatives pour un renforcement de la littératie scientifique des enseignants with Perrine Poisson (Science pour tous); Ignacio Monge, Science Associate (Haute École pédagogique de Fribourg); Florian Rietz, Science Associate (University of St.Gall); Nicolas Robin, Professor and Director (Institut de didactique des sciences – Hautes École pédagogique de St.Gall)

Friday, May 5, 2017 – 1 pm to 2:30 pm – McGill University – Panel (in English) Science et Fiction with Élisabeth Vonarburg, writer and translator; José Rodrigues Dos Santos, writer; Jean–Claude Dunyach, engineer (Airbus) and writer; André Moreau, team leader and senior researcher (National Research Council of Canada) – Moderator: Jacques Kirouac (Science pour tous)




Thursday – May 11: Launch of the 24 Hours of Science / Science Odyssey – Espace La Fontaine – with the National Research Council of Canada – Presentation of four scientific developments – under the theme Science and Fiction – based on extracts from popular science fiction movies. Exhibition of illustrations by students at the École multidisciplinaire de l’image (ÉMI) of the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) on the 10 Discoveries of the Year in Québec Science.

May 12 and 13, 2017 – A 24-hour science event across Quebec, with more than the 393 registered activities.



in collaboration with Science pour tous

Tuesday – May 16, 2017 – 6 pm – Espace La Fontaine – Science Bar – The future of scientific culture (in French) – Moderators: Michel Groulx and Michel Rochon – Guests: Magali Bricaud (Consulate), Yves Gingras, Navy Corniou and Monique Cormier