June 10-12, 2022

Come to Parc Jean-Drapeau and celebrate the 15th edition of this great science festival. After a long virtual hibernation, Eurêka! is returning on a new site with bucket-loads of interactive outdoor activities, shows, and all kinds of science demonstrations, at the foot of the Biosphère, which is also offering a free activity created especially for the occasion.


Setting sail this year under the banner of WATER, Eurêka! will inspire festival-goers of all ages to think about ways to preserve this natural heritage, learn about ecosystems and the impact of climate change, and discover a host of innovative water-related technologies.

Green energy, modes of transport, aquatic ecosystems, agriculture, health, biodiversity, consumption… water is present in every sphere of our lives. Eurêka! invites young people and their families to quench their thirst for knowledge by diving into the FREE activities on offer, and to discover scientific and technological innovations that will forever change their perception of this essential resource.


Some highlights from this year’s program: La Baleine Nomade will explain the similarities between humans and whales; Sea Shepherd will take us on a mission to save the oceans; Simon DuBois will share his experience as the first Quebecer to complete a crewed round-the-world yacht race; and Bishop’s University will demonstrate an aquatic drone that maps lake floors and helps prevent waterway pollution.

Festival favourites will be back as well, including entomologist Bill Bestiole, Les Neurones atomiques and chemist Yannick Bergeron, whose scientific prowess, laced with a touch of madness, is sure to amuse and amaze both young and old. Illusionist Luc Langevin will meet with the public over the weekend to celebrate the ingenuity of young inventors from the Unis TV show Les inventifs. Festival-goers will also be able to generate hydro-electricity, use AI to pilot a surfer avatar through a school of sharks, move containers with a crane, operate sophisticated devices to identify contaminants, and explore the cultural heritage buried in the depths of the St. Lawrence River. All this and much more!


Once again, Stéphane Bellavance is taking the helm as spokesperson of this 15th edition. Accompanied by his scientific accomplice, Martin Carli, he will light up the Hydro-Québec Main Stage on Saturday, June 11, at 8:00 pm with a unique version of the popular Télé-Québec quiz show Génial!

“The City of Montreal is pleased to support the Eurêka! Festival, an initiative that is relevant not only for promoting scientific culture, but also for supporting young people’s interest in science and technology. The Biosphère, now a part of the Espace pour la vie museum complex, will offer a brand new activity for the occasion: Mission Biosphère, an exploration of the various facets of this museum dedicated to the environment. I invite the citizens to come out for the festival in large numbers,” said Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.

Eurêka! is the biggest science festival in Quebec, each year attracting science enthusiasts and the simply curious, both young and old. On the program: three days of fun, scientific discoveries and a host of FREE interactive activities. Since the start of this great adventure in 2007, more than a million enthusiastic visitors, including 50,000 students, have joined the celebration!!

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