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Halloween Shivers

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Dates
October 1 to October 31 2022
Hours
All Day Event
Museum
4101 Sherbrooke Est
Montréal,

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The Garden is bewitched all of October!

A great Sorcerer and unusual creatures have taken over the Main Greenhouse. Visit the Ghost Tree, go on a quest, learn about the life and death of pumpkins and attend a magic potion workshop. Go on a magical creature hunt and see a brand-new show featuring none other than Scaredy Squirrel! Spells, chills and thrills await.

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – With guided activities
  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Without guided activities (except at entrance to Magic Steps Circuit)

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EXHIBITION: The Sorcerer’s Haven

  • Greenhouse 10
  • Every day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Visit the spooky haven where the Sorcerer interacts with strange hybrid creatures from another world who haunt or lurk around the greenhouse. A ghost tree, cat-spider pathway and vampire-gargoyle tunnel add to the chills!

GUIDED ACTIVITIES: The Sorcerer’s Haven

  • Main Greenhouse
  • Every day, variable schedule
  • Between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on week days
  • Between 9:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekends

The Sorcerer roams the greenhouse, meeting visitors along the way and exploring our world with much curiosity. He’s passionate about his creatures and plants and can’t wait to tell you about his story and incredible quest!

Potions Workshop

  • Chlorophyll Room
  • Every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • On week days for groups : every 45 min.
  • On week days for general public : variable schedule
  • On weekends : variable schedule

Take part in a potions workshop, learn how to make bewitched plants and see the peculiar reactions of certain plants!

Frisson l’écureuil et la course aux bonbons

  • Show in the auditorium
  • Every day, variable schedule

A fun show packed with emotions featuring none other than Frisson l’écureuil (Scaredy Squirrel), a character created by children’s book author Mélanie Watt. With Halloween creeping up quickly, Scaredy Squirrel is feeling a little anxious. How do you prepare for the scariest day of the year when you’re afraid of everything? Will he be ready to go trick-or-treating?

Magic Steps Circuit

  • Outside
  • Every day, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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.

Squash Kiosk

  • Outside
  • Every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Learn about the life and “death” cycle of gourds with our science educators. How does a pumpkin’s life end? Where does it go after it rots? How do decomposers do their job and what is their plan?

Magical Creature Hunt

  • Outside
  • Every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Paper and pencil in hand, visitors must search the outdoor gardens and find the magical creatures who’ve escaped from the Sorcerer in the Main Greenhouse!

KOWAI! Des histoires à faire peur...

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

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!

Virtual Pumpkin-decorating Contest

  • Starting September 26

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.

 

Friends of the Garden and La Presse,
partners of the event

Logo - Les Amis du Jardin botanique de Montréal          La Presse

 

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