24 HOURS OF SCIENCE
WATER ON THE MOVE. THE YOUVILLE PUMPING STATION
Friday, May 6; Saturday, May 7; and Sunday, May 8
? 11 am to 4 pm
?Youville pumping Station, 173 place D’Youville,  Old Montréal
?Free; registration required 

This activity is offered in English and in French.
During the 24 Hours of Science, take part in an all-new experience at the Youville Pumping Station!

Join your team in tackling various exciting challenges that will teach you all about the wastewater management issues people have had to face from one generation to the next. Learn how the Youville Pumping Station works, test your knowledge, and work together as you make your way through 5 interactive stations!
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PETITS BONHEURS FESTIVAL
CULTURAL EVENTS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP – WOODS

? Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
? 10 am
Ages 4 and up
French only

Presented by Puzzle Théâtre, Woods is a poetic, sweet, and gentle performance in which branches and twigs come to life on stage, turning into strange beasts and comical creatures.
A puppetry workshop takes place following the show!

Duration: 90 minutes
?Kondiaronk Room, 350 Place Royale, Old Montréal

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PERFORMANCE – TINTINNABULE

? Sunday, May 8
? 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 3 pm, and 4 pm
4 months and up
French only

Take part in your child’s musical awakening with this blend of sounds, play, and singing. Sitting comfortably with your infant on a large mat, listen to the sounds of ringing bells, vibrating stringed instruments, reverberating silver bowls, and jingling chimes.

Duration: 35 minutes
? COGECO 360° Space
Mariners’ House – National Bank Building, 165 Place D’Youville, Old Montréal

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FESTIVAL D’HISTOIRE DE MONTRÉAL

LECTURE – DIG INTO THE HISTORY OF POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE

? Saturday, May 14
? 1 pm
?Pointe-à-Callière, COGECO 360° Space
French only

To mark the 30th anniversary of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, we are taking you back to the Museum’s very beginnings. Come hear Pauline Desjardins—who was then Chief Archaeologist at The Old Port of Montréal Corporation—tell the story of one of the earliest digs she led on the site that would eventually become Pointe-à-Callière. An ongoing archaeological adventure that has continued to evolve since 1992!

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LECTURE – GAMING AND HISTORY: ASSASSIN’S CREED, AS SEEN BY HISTORIANS

? Saturday, May 14
? 3 pm
Pointe-à-Callière, COGECO 360° Space
French only

A dozen historians who were consulted for the creation of certain episodes of the Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed were interviewed about historical credibility in video games.
Join our two guest speakers to find out what these specialists think about links to history and their use in video games.

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Illustration : VALMO
MONTREAL COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL
READING-PERFORMANCE | LE GRAIN DE SABLE: OLIVIER LE JEUNE, PREMIER ESCLAVE AU CANADA
Thursday, May 19
? 7 pm
?Multimedia Room, 350 Place Royale, Old Montréal
French only 

Attend a unique performed reading of the 2019 graphic novel Le Grain de sable: Olivier Le Jeune, premier esclave au Canada (The Grain of Sand: Olivier Le Jeune, Canada’s First Slave). Accompanied by Sylvain St-Onge on guitar, the book’s creators—hip-hop artist Webster and illustrator VALMO—will bring to life the true and long-forgotten story of Olivier Le Jeune, the first Afro-descendant slave registered as living in New France.

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BEHIND THE SCENES…
TWO VIKINGS BOATS SAIL TO POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE

Setting up an exhibition can sometimes come with its share of challenges! In March, the Museum removed windowpanes in its gift shop on the second floor of the Mariners’ House – National Bank Building to bring in two 7-metre-long Viking boats!

Come see them in the exhibition VIKINGS – Dragons of the Northern Seas.
MAY 17, PAY AS YOU LIKE!
On May 17, Pointe-à-Callière is celebrating its 30th anniversary! For the occasion, you can pay any amount you like as admission to the Museum. All donations will go to the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation!

But that’s not all! Surprises await you all day long as we get together to celebrate our birthday… and that of Montréal, which is celebrating its 380th! Don’t miss out… save the date: May 17!