Visiting the Musée de la
civilisation is the perfect opportunity to explore original
and daring exhibitions that are sure to surprise you. Located in Old
Québec City, the museum will transport you this season to three
fascinating universes, promising rich discoveries: Pompeii. The
Immortal City, My Place and Oh Shit! Welcoming
and accessible to all, the Musée de la civilisation offers an
experience oriented towards participation and interaction, creating
wonder for all ages!
In the year 79, the rich Roman city of
Pompeii is suddenly buried under the rocks and ashes ejected by
Vesuvius, a fearsome volcano, its people crystallized for eternity.
This tragic end for the inhabitants has fascinated many throughout
the centuries. Thanks to Pompeii.
The Immortal City, discover more than 110
artifacts echoing a spectacular immersive installation that allows
you to feel the spirit of the city and what daily life was like at
the time… up until the moment of the volcanic eruption, when the
earth shakes under your feet and everything collapses. A unique
museum experience, presented until September 11, 2022.
The museum’s traditional costume workshop
will house a brand new children's exhibition, My
Place that will run until May 15, 2027. It features a
house, from the vestibule to the bedroom to the attic and garden.
But be warned, this is definitely not your average house. Under
the mischievous eye of the birds that inhabit it, ordinary life
becomes extraordinary! Interactivity and curiosity are the keys to
exploring every nook and cranny of this fabulous house, designed
especially for the little hands of children ages 3 to 8.
Feces, excrement, turd, dung, caca, dump,
stool, shit, defecation, bowel movement or crap… Call it what you
will, poop is a taboo and misunderstood topic. Yet, there is so
much to be said and learned about this universal organic matter!
Everybody has to go, regardless of their social ranking, their
gender or beliefs! Over the course of the exhibition Oh
Shit!, you will discover that understanding poop and
our relationship with dejections is a way of learning how humanity
lives. Moreover, the exhibition deals with history and anatomy as
well as ecological, social and environmental issues, not to
mention its representation in art... yes, poop can be a source of