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Open in the winter

Discover the Aquarium du Québec at a glance

Our animals don’t suffer from the cold and like to put on a show even in the winter! Round up the entire family and head for our huge indoor and outdoor playground. Our 10,000 marine species are missing only one thing: you!

Open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on December 25.

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Festi Lumière


From December 26, 2019 to February 29, 2020, the gardens surrounding the Aquarium pavilions will be totally transformed for the Festilumières. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the magic of winter! Experience the magic of winter featuring marine animals, a slide for children and a musical atmosphere. The enchanted forest, structures in the shape of animals and light projections are sure to put you in a festive mood.

This winter during the Christmas holidays, Festilumières is brilliant idea for an outing with family or friends.

Consult the detailed schedule for this activity.


Every day, watch our harbour seals, foxes and walruses. In an amusing and dynamic way, the animal keeper-guides teach you more about each species’ characteristics and way of life.


In the Pavillon des eaux douces et salées, explore the fresh water galleries and discover a number of species that populate the lakes and rivers of Québec and the St. Lawrence River. Participate in interactive and educational entertainment in the Coastal Zone where you can touch living specimens! With an animal keeper-guide, head into the Awesome Ocean tunnel under 350,000 litres of salt water to discover the world of the Pacific Ocean and scuba diving.


In an exceptional setting representing the seabed, the world of pirates and a coastal environment, the new pavilion presents hundreds of jellyfish, fascinating sea horses, including several species of sea dragons, and a touch tank with rays. You’ll be spellbound by the lights illuminating the magnificent jellyfish. You’ll also be fascinated by the ballet of rays that come and eat from your hand. Surprises for all ages!


With family or friends, combine brunch and a visit to the Aquarium. You’ll love the food and the stunning view of the St. Lawrence River and the Québec Bridge. Afterwards, you can take all the time you want to explore this marvellous site. To book for brunch, call 418 659-5264, ext. 5. For families, the Aquarium offers stroller rentals and a comfortable nursing room for moms and their babies. Before heading out, you can make a stop at our boutique in the reception pavilion to take a little bit of the Aquarium back home with you.


For a business meeting, a wedding, a children’s party or any other special occasion, Aquarium du Québec offers its outstanding grounds and facilities for the organization of custom events. For a unique experience, the Animal Keeper for a Day activity invites marine world enthusiasts to make their dreams come true in the company of an animal keeper-guide.

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