Words of welcome



L’île du Savoir (IDS) is a non-profit organization created in 2006 to promote science, technology and innovation among young people in the greater Montréal region. Since then, the IDS has been the driving force behind several projects that combine science and education, including FabLab@School, Éclairs de Sciences, Science, on joue!, and, of course, the Eureka! Festival.

Every year for the past 12 years, during the Eureka! festival, L’île du savoir and its loyal partner the Science Centre invite you to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of science from every angle.

“This is an exciting time, with science and technology making steady advances. This project brings people together in a great celebration of our researchers and Quebec’s remarkable technological breakthroughs.” says Yves Mauffette, President of L’île du Savoir.

“With our more than 865,000 fans, including nearly 50,000 students, who have followed us since its inception, Montréal is proud to support an event that has become much more than a science festival; it is a real tool for economic development,” notes Richard Deschamps, Vice-President of L’île du Savoir and President of Concertation Montréal.

Experience Eureka!


Yves Mauffette, President, L’île du savoir


Richard Deschamps,Vice-President at L’île du savoir and Interim Chairman at Concertation Montréal.


A WORD from the Montréal Science Centre


For the past 12 years, the Old Port site is the host Eureka! and its hundred of free activities, original shows and explosive demonstrations.

The festival, which brings together thousands of science enthusiasts, has become a must-see summer event in the city. The festival’s success is the result of a close collaboration between the Montréal Science Centre, L’Île du savoir and the many partners who work together to create programming recognized for its quality and diversity.

I invite you every year, just before the end of classes, to come and fill up with science at the Old Port. That’s the kind of experience you’ll want to repeat.

I look forward to seeing you on the site!


Isabel Dansereau, Director of Old Port of Montréal Corporation




The Eurêka! Festival is offering a rich programming meant for Montréal’s children and youth to discover the wonderful world of science.

Science plays a key role in the development of our city’s young minds, by providing them the opportunity to develop their character, express themselves, flourish and find their place in the world.

I would like to join all the little curious minds and all the young explorers out there in congratulating the organizers who, year after year, have offered us a Festival that helps our city’s youth widen their curiosity and explore their desire to learn while having fun!

Montréal takes the future of its youth to heart. Along with all the passionate people behind the Eurêka! Festival, we will be able to help young minds reach their full potential and to awaken their desire to create. Scientific knowledge, curiosity and creativity are all assets to our metropolis. As it strives to develop, stand out and perform, Montréal needs a new generation of engaged and trained young people in every scientific field.

I would like to thank all volunteers and creators of this wonderful gathering, as they are contributing their passion to building the future for our youth.

Have a great Festival!


Valérie Plante
Mayor of Montréal