In the summer of 2020, astronomy activities are adapting to new health measures. Only one activity will be available throughout the summer and advance reservations will be required.

Daytime tour of the ASTROLab

Located at the foot of the mountain, ASTROLab is a center of activities in astronomy including a high-definition multimedia room and an exhibition room.

The ASTROLab will be open every day. The Observatory at the top will be closed to the public. It will be possible to drive up with your vehicle to see the Observatory from the outside, between 9:00 and 5:00 p.m.

The day tour in astronomy usually included a guided tour of the Observatory. As this portion of the activity is not available this summer, a discount will be applied to the regular rate.

The ticket for a visit this summer includes:

  • Mesurer l’Univers - in French
  • La lumière - in French
  • Les Phases de la Lune - in French
  • Bricole ta fusée - in French
  • Emergence : cosmic evolution - available in English, call to ask a special presentation at 10 am or 5:30 pm 819-888-2941. Upon reservation ONLY.
  • Cosmos virtuel - in French

 Visit of the Exhibit room (bilingual indications).

The astronomy activity in summer 2020 must be booked in advance and takes place at a specific time.
Here are the time choices: 

10:30, 11:30 am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm

In the evening, this same activity will be available at these times: 

8:00, 9:00 and 10:00.
As outdoor gatherings are not possible, the evening activity will not be an evening of observation of the sky, but a visit of the ASTROLab including the film, as the day.

During the summer, various astronomy activities will be presented on Facebook live and will be announced on our page Facebook.com/MontMegantic.

Period: July 1 to August 23, 2020: daily

Period: August 24 to September 6: Wednesday to Sunday

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Daytime tour of the observatory

The Summit Observatory is closed for the summer of 2020. Visitors can drive by day to see it from the outside.  

Between 9am and 5pm

The Mont-Mégantic Observatory, located at the top of the mountain since 1978, is accessible every day of the summer as part of our guided tours.

You will be accompanied by an enthusiastic guide who will help you discover the best performing telescope (1.6 metres) in Canada and explain its operation as well as the work and research accomplished by the astronomers.

The guided tours are conducted in French.

prepare your visit

  • Book before you come.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with an infected person, or if you have been back from a trip for less than 2 weeks, please do not show up at the museum.
  • Disinfect your hands before entering
  • Respect the distance of 2 meters at all times
  • Follow the signs inside the museum
  • Mandatory wearing of masks in enclosed public places of the Sepaq, including the ASTROLab. Bring it!
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Rates and reservations for daytime activities

Reservations

On line :  click here

By phone : 819 888-2941 

Toll-free : 1 800 665-6527

summer rates 2020

ASTROLab and Observatory daytime visit
Adults
$14.63
Children (17 under)
Free
Access fee to the park
Adults
$8.90
Children (17 under)
Free

Taxes not included.
Rates subject to change without notice.
Free of charge for children 17 years and under in the company of their family.

15% DISCOUNT
The Annual Québec National Parks Card offers an advantage here: at all times, cardholders receive a 15% discount on astronomy’s tickets.

The VR activity, Cosmos virtuel, must be reserved in advance.
Taxes not included.
Rates subject to change without notice.
Free of charge for children 17 years and under in the company of their family.

15% DISCOUNT
The Annual Québec National Parks Card offers an advantage here: at all times, cardholders receive a 15% discount on astronomy’s tickets.