Toys World

A wonderful mix of museum display, literature and theatre staging, the exhibition Nights will give families a fabulous experience filled with enchantment during the holiday season. Guide booklet in hand, standing at a listening station or using a smartphone and a headset, visitors will have a chance to explore the nocturnal worlds inspired by the original stories of Simon Boulerice, Dominique Demers, Eric Dupont and Heather O’Neill.

Children will especially enjoy author Dominique Demers’s night of imagination thanks to a special activity catering to them on the theme of toys.

Duration: 30 minutes
In English: 2 pm
In French: 10:30 am

Activity animated by cultural mediators.
Free activity for children aged 12 and under.

More Holiday Activities

Story Hour
On December 22 and 29, The Story Factory will welcome storyteller, author and actor Sylvi Belleau, who’ll be telling the Swedish folk tale Christmas with the Trolls and the Scottish tale Robin Redbreast and the Little Christmas Tree.

In English: 1 to 2:30 pm
In French: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm

Story Hour is a free activity for children ages 12 and under.
Obligatory reservation

Christmas with the Trolls
For refusing to share their upcoming gifts with other children, Julbock brings two children to the heart of Troll Mountain. Brother and sister are not at the end of their surprise!

Robin Redbreast and the Little Christmas Tree
A wounded little robin seeks shelter for the winter. After visiting his friends, the big leafy trees, he finds refuge with a small pine that will protect him until he is healed.

Sylvi Belleau
Sylvie Belleau has been working with young audiences since 1984 and has been directing the Théâtre de la Source since its creation in 1985. She is a doctoral student at Laval University in Performing Arts and Screen, and holds a Master’s degree in Dramatic Art at UQAM, she also received an 18-month training in Kathakali theatrical dance in India.

For almost 30 years, she has regularly visited schools, libraries and municipalities in Quebec as an actress and storyteller. She has more than 2,500 performances and more than 550 workshop days with the Culture à l’école program.

Christmas Workshops
Visitors will be able to write their imagined version of the story that lies behind some of the objects in the Museum collection, like the Santa Clauses or a table setting that triggers memories of wonderful family meals. Those who love jerry-rigging or prototyping will have their creative skills put to the test trying to build Santa Claus’s ideal means of transport, so he can deliver presents in time to all the children on the planet.

Animated by Mediators, from 11:30 am to 1 pm and from 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Holiday Museum Hours:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Monday, December 23: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday, December 24: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday, December 25: closed
Thursday, December 26: 10am to 5pm
Monday, December 30: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday, December 31: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday, January 1: closed
Thursday, January 2: 10am to 5pm

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