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The Odd Plants of Mrs Z

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Dates
February 26 to April 26 2020
Tuesday to Sunday
Open Monday, March 2 (March Break)
and on Monday, April 13 (Easter)
Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Museum
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1X 2B2

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Tickets to visit The odd plants of Mrs Z will be sold as fixed-time tickets; the number of visitors will be limited to take full advantage of this event. Make sure to book your group tickets now!

 

An enigmatic do-it-yourselfer, a lover of odd and unusual plants!

This event is an invitation to the clandestine visit of Mrs Z's greenhouse-laboratory while she is temporarily absent from her lab. Mrs Z... an enigmatic do-it-yourselfer, a lover of odd and unusual plants... What will you find behind the door? What are the botanical secrets of the mysterious Mrs Z? What are these strange plants?

You will discover a series of sites full of extraordinary plants. You will explore a secret tunnel, a laboratory, a living wall... to meet Enigmatic, Animal, Giant, Succulent and Carnivorous plants! With the master of the house away, these strange plants will come into contact with you and invite you to take up challenges.

At the core of the Invention Zone, in a 'DIY' workshop based on the theme of carnivores, you will be collaborating to Mrs Z's work... without her knowing anything. Outside the Main Greenhouse, toddlers will be able to participate in the mini-zone and face a challenge up to their level. Upon leaving the greenhouse-laboratory, you will see plants in a whole new light.

A sensory adventure with a hint of fantasy, peculiarity and challenge!

Strange Challenges!

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. continuously
Activity

Come take up the 5 challenges that the strange plants are setting in the heart of the greenhouse-laboratory... Will you be able to decrypt the Giants' foggy language, find hidden clues in the Laboratory, explore Mrs Z's workbench, break through the secret of the Succulents? Mrs Z's team is counting on you in her absence: bring forward her enigmatic research!

The Invention Zone

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activity - Space is limited

Walk in the Invention Zone, at the center of the greenhouse-laboratory! At the foot of his semi-vegetal, semi-technical mechanical tree, it's time to collaborate on Mrs Z's experiments. With a magnifying glass, you will observe live specimens of all kinds, then participate in the strange work of MZ, with the help of his assistants (animators). The theme ? Carnivorous plants that capture prey. Will you be able to 'DIY' something weird like Mrs Z would do?

The Mini-Zone

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Activity - Space is limited - Ages 4 to 5

A challenge fit for toddlers! They set off to discover a very strange plant and understand its secrets through the magic of puppets. At the request of Mrs Z, they will then have to find it in the greenhouse-laboratory. But how can you look for it in this universe populated by Giants, Enigmatics, Succulents... and even Carnivores! Finally, is their strange plant doing well?

The Carnivorous Plants - Workshop

Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Every day during the break week

Activity - Space is limited - Lenght: 25 min

Just like Mrs Z, lover of strange plants, conduct your own investigation on 'carnivores'. How many different types of traps do you see? In your opinion, how do they work? Do you believe that all traps capture the same prey? Full of possible hypotheses and only one valid... Sense of wonder and fun!

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