Open May 2 to August 4, 2019
Hours: Wednesday to Friday 1:00-7:00PM; Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM-4:00PM. Free Admission.
May 4 - Museum After Dark, 7:00-10:00PM for ages 19+. Free admission.
The best stories are told at night, when the atmosphere is charged with mystery and your mind ready for emotions. Wander through half-light in the exhibition, Worlds of the Night, and discover what happens in your brain but also outside in the wild when the sun is out. The Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science produced the exhibition, Worlds of the Night, with the financial contribution of the Museum Assistance Program from Heritage Canada.
Begin your adventure in the bedroom, where you will find scientific explanations of your biological clock, night vision, and sleep phases. Enter the night maze that is bustling with life!
Being nocturnal has its benefits: less competition for resources and a decreased risk of being the prey of diurnal animals. Nonetheless, animals must have special skills to live in the dark.
Night is also a time when we experience a fear of the unknown (or unseen!) and when we tell scary stories passed on by collective memory.
The Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science produces exhibitions that are interactive and made for families. Worlds of the Night uses both dimmed and glowing light atmospheres to provide a mysterious and exciting experience while visitors learn about astonishing night facts. Children will finally have the opportunity to stay up all night! They will also camp under the stars, play hide-and-seek in a maze and play with desert (plush) animals.
The CK Museum would like to acknowledge the support of Canadian Heritage, as well as our media sponsor, Blackburn Radio.