Funk and Pumpkins


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October 1 to October 31 2021
All Day Event
4101 Sherbrooke Est

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Celebrate Halloween at the Jardin botanique

Starting October 1, Espace pour la vie offers a family outing that features agility games, arts and science. A fun experience and a ton of creative activities await kids and adults!

Every day, starting September 3

Magic Steps Circuit

In a Halloween-themed setting, 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. Children will be delighted by an array of facilities such as tunnels and games of balance and skills.

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!

Theatre time • Children ages 4 to 8

Henri-Teuscher Auditorium at the Reception Centre
Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Starting October 18, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Starting October 9, 1:30 p.m. and 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!
Length: 30 min Limited seating. Reservations mandatory at the Reception Centre.

Japanese Pavilion
Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

KOWAI! Des histoires à faire peur...

In French only – 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!
Length: 10 min Limited seating.

Virtual Pumpkin-decorating 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. 

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Funk and pumpkins is presented in partnership with La Presse.

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