opening hours?

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 – 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (mainly school groups)
  • Saturday June 8, 2019 – daytime program -10:30 am to 7:30 pm; evening program starting at 7 pm
  • Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 10:30 am to 6 pm

How much do the activities cost?


All Festival activities are free.


Who are the Festival activities aimed at?


The Festival activities have been designed to appeal to a very wide audience. The majority of shows, presentations and workshops will be of interest to children as young as 6 or 7.  Kids from 8 to 14 will have plenty of choices, as the programming was developed with them and their families in mind. But Eurêka! has something for everyone, not just families. The program includes a number of interactive presentations by leading researchers and personalities from various backgrounds, sure to fascinate visitors of all ages.


Will activities be cancelled if it rains?


The Festival activities and shows are not cancelled if it rains, except in case of force majeure. However, some activity spaces may be closed temporarily if necessary.


Is there parking near the site?


The Quai de l’Horloge [Clock Tower Pier] and Science Centre parking facilities are available during the Eureka! Festival. They offer a total of about 1000 parking spaces, but they may be full at certain times of the day. Allow enough time to find alternative parking if you still want to drive to the Festival. To get there by other means of transportation, see the Access section.

Parking rates at the Old Port *

  • 0 – 14 minutes: Free
  • 15 minutes – 24 hours: $25 (tax included)

* Prices subject to change without notice. Lost ticket: $50

Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard and cash


Are there bike racks on the site?


Yes, the Festival site has several bicycle stands. In addition, this season, there will be a bicycle lot on the Quai des Convoyeurs [Conveyor Pier] for festival-goers. Be sure to bring your lock. The dedicated bicycle lot will be accessible during Festival opening hours.


Is there reserved access for people with reduced mobility?


The Festival is held outdoors, on the Old Port Promenade. All the presentation areas and stages are accessible for people with reduced mobility. A team of dedicated volunteers roaming the site will be available to facilitate your movement and access as needed.


Are you allowed to bring your lunch onto the site?


Absolutely. The Old Port Park has street furniture. It is a very pleasant place to picnic.


Are there places to eat near the site?


There are plenty of restaurants at the Old Port. The food court, in the centre of the Festival, has several fast food options: Thai Express, Taco Amigo, Frite Alors, Queues de Castor, Moozoo, Café La Roma, Smokies and Sul Posto.

You can also find food at several street trucks, the Marché des éclusiers and the Ricolta, so there are plenty of choices near the activities.


What should you do if you lose something on the Festival site?


Lost items will be taken to the Old Port of Montreal Security Office. The Security Office is located inside the Science Center, south of the Imax Cinema. Don’t hesitate to ask the volunteer staff for help.