The Planetarium unveils a show for babies

They can still be bit too young to experience space first-hand, but babies are getting a little closer with a new show just for them at the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. Starting March 13 and running through June 19, the immersive show for babies up to 18 months and their families is designed to gently engage and stimulate their developing minds and senses.

the symphonic baby The experience draws on the beauty, power and universality of orchestral music to create special moments of connection between babies and their parents or families. The show features music from the 7-piece Symphonic Baby album composed for toddlers by maestro Simon Leclerc and is performed by the Orchester symphonique de Montréal.

Cozy up in the oversized bean bag chairs and look around, as in addition to the music – whose volume level is suitable for younger ears – the multi-sensory show includes captivating images projected onto the domed ceiling in 360 degrees. Watch distant nebulae, colorful marbles, clouds of stardust, and myriad crafts dance all around.

Presented as a double feature, the Symphonic Baby show will be followed by Stardust, a guided discovery of the stars, planets, moon and constellations. This part of the program varies in length from a few minutes to a maximum of 25 minutes, depending on the needs and attention span of the infants.

symphonic baby

Public: suitable for babies from 0 to 18 months
Duration: 33 minutes
From March 13 to June 19, 2022
Stroller parking, changing tables, bottle warmers, baby floor mats and cushions are available on site.

In English: Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
In French: Wednesdays and Sundays at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Chaos Theater, Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

Tickets are free for ages 4 and under but you must reserve a ticket.

Online ticket reservation is mandatory at

Arline J. Mercier