Magic Steps Circuit


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October 2 to November 1st 2020
Thursday to Sunday
for animation

Activities will be cancelled
in the event of rain.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1X 2B2

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Starting October 2, Espace pour la vie will be inviting the public to try out a new outdoor itinerary at the Jardin botanique. The Magic Steps Circuit is a great open-air activity for families that features agility games, arts and science.

In a Halloween-themed setting, you can impress your family by showing them how light you are on your feet as you skilfully make your way along a circuit that offers up numerous surprises. While five larger-than-life works of land art will take you into a fantasy world, you’ll also be able to attend outdoor theatre, learn more about squash, from the tastiest varieties to the weirdest, and listen to scary stories that’ll have you quaking in your boots.

This family activity is intended for children ages 3 to 10.

Outdoor theatre
Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tous les monstres ont disparu – In French only

Madame Topinambour is the best-known monster-sitter in town. While she was napping, her door blew open and all the monsters ran away. Will she manage to get them back home again before their owners return? Maybe squash sandwiches are the answer. Everybody knows monsters are just crazy about squash!

KOWAI! Stories to make you tremble in your boots

Japanese folklore teems with frightening characters: ogres, witches, spirits and demons. Are you brave enough to listen to tales of their evil deeds? Yield to the charm and evocative power of kamishibai—Japanese paper theatre. Your imagination will do the rest!

Activity kiosk
Every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s all about squash!

Acorn squash, butternut squash, gourds, pumpkins, pattypan squash, winter squash—the gourd or squash family (Cucurbitaceae) includes a huge number of varieties of different colours and shapes, some funny and some just plain weird. These plants have to go through a long complicated process before they can produce fruit. Come and see squash pass through these stages and grow in front of your eyes!

Virtual jack-o’-lantern contest

It’s time to let your imagination go wild and decorate your pumpkin or any other member of the amazing squash family. Take inspiration from its shape, colour or texture. More information coming soon.

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