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Preschool and elementary school

A day in Valcourt package

All Cycles of Elementary School
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : Full day
  • icone 90 students

Spend an exciting day in Valcourt by combining two activities of your choice at the Museum or one activity at the Museum and another at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre.

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Do it yourself!

Elementary cycle 3
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Online
  • icone Duration : The duration will be determined in advance based on your project.
  • icone 16 students

Does your class have a project in mind? Do you want to invent or modify an object but don’t know where to start or don’t have the necessary tools? We offer support and supervision, as well as the space and resources you need to make your wildest ideas a reality. All this is made possible by the Fab Lab at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity.

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Introduction to 3D printing

Elementary cycle 3
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Learn how to make 3D drawings on a computer and bring them to life using a 3D printer. No artistic talent required! All you need to do is make a sketch using Tinkercad software, which we’ll show you how to use. Learn how to create drawings that can be printed using plastic. We’ll guide you through the creation process, and send you your first creation by mail. Materials and postage fees included!

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Introduction to laser cutting

Elementary cycle 3
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Our laser cutter can cut wood, plastic, leather, and more. All you need is a drawing created with Inkscape software. Learn how to create drawings that can be cut out. No artistic talent required! We’ll guide you through the creation process, and send you your first creation by mail. Materials and postage fees included!

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Invent your gadget

Preschool and elementary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Classroom
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Learn how to use littleBits modular electronics with your students, and create a machine inspired by the famous inventor, Joseph-Armand Bombardier. Why not have students build a module to pull pranks on their friends? The sky is (almost) the limit! This activity introduces students to logical thinking and programming, without using a screen!

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Minecraft: Education Edition

Elementary cycle 3
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Minecraft is much more than just a videogame! Let us show you the educational potential in this version available only to educational institutions. Let your students explore coding with the virtual robot found only in the education edition. After the activity, you can continue learning in your classroom, as long as your school has a Microsoft license ($5 per student/year).

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Pedal to the Metal

Elementary cycle 2
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Classroom | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

At this highly interactive workshop, students design and manipulate a 4-wheeled vehicle designed at the Museum’s Fab Lab, while developing competencies adapted to their grade levels. Students validate their hypotheses by running road tests, using Bombardier ingenuity to become inventors-in-training.

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Scratch: Introduction to programming

Elementary cycle 2
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Classroom | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Delve into the world of programming with Scratch! We’ll guide your group through a number of short challenges, where they’ll learn the basics of programming and create their first computer game. Scratch is user-friendly, versatile and free, so students can continue to create in the classroom or at home!

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Secondary school

A day in Valcourt package

Both Cycles of Secondary School
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : Full day
  • icone 90 students

Spend an exciting day in Valcourt by combining two activities of your choice at the Museum or one activity at the Museum and another at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre.

Cultural Centre programming

More information

Do it yourself!

Secondary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Online
  • icone Duration : The duration will be determined in advance based on your project.
  • icone 16 students

Does your class have a project in mind? Do you want to invent or modify an object but don’t know where to start or don’t have the necessary tools? We offer support and supervision, as well as the space and resources you need to make your wildest ideas a reality. All this is made possible by the Fab Lab at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity.

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Fab Lab and BRP plant package

Secondary cycle 2
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : 3 hours, i.e. 1½ hours per visit (we recommend you pause for lunch between the two visits)
  • icone 80 students

** COVID-19: Package temporarily unavailable. **
Combine a turnkey project at the Fab Lab and a visit to the BRP plant to experience ingenuity à la Bombardier!

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Introduction to 3D printing – Tinkercad

Secondary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:15
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Learn how to make 3D drawings on a computer and bring them to life using a 3D printer. No artistic talent required! All you need to do is make a sketch using Tinkercad software, which we’ll show you how to use. Learn how to create drawings that can be printed using plastic. We’ll guide you through the creation process, and send you your first creation by mail. Materials and postage fees included!

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Introduction to 3D printing – Fusion 360

Both Cycles of Secondary School
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Learn to design high-precision 3D objects using Fusion 360, professional computer-aided design (CAD) software that allows you to print real-life objects. No artistic talent required! All you need to do is measure very carefully, just like an engineer. We’ll guide you through the creation process, and send you your first creation by mail. Materials and postage fees included!

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Introduction to laser cutting

Secondary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum | Online
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Our laser cutter can cut wood, plastic, leather, and more. All you need is a drawing created with Inkscape software. Learn how to create drawings that can be cut out. No artistic talent required! We’ll guide you through the creation process, and send you your first creation by mail. Materials and postage fees included!

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Invent your gadget

Secondary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Classroom
  • icone Duration : 1:00
  • icone 20 to 30 students

Learn how to use littleBits modular electronics with your students, and create a machine inspired by the famous inventor, Joseph-Armand Bombardier. Why not have students build a module to pull pranks on their friends? The sky is (almost) the limit! This activity introduces students to logical thinking and programming, without using a screen!

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Museum – BRP plant package

Secondary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : Duration: 3 hours, i.e. 1½ hours per visit (we recommend you pause for lunch between the two visits)
  • icone 80 students

Combine your self-guided tour of the Museum’s exhibitions with a guided tour of the BRP plant and enjoy a unique experience! The J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity and the BRP plant, which manufactures recreational vehicles, showcase transportation ingenuity. Take the guided tour of the BRP plant near the Museum and see how Ski Doo® snowmobiles (June to December) or Can-Am® Spyder® vehicles (December to June) are manufactured and assembled. You will also learn about the tradespeople who work at the plant.

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Self-guided tours of the exhibitions

Secondary cycle 1
  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Location : Museum
  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone maximum of 90 students

During your self-guided tour of the Museum, find out why Joseph-Armand Bombardier is a source of inspiration. Thanks to our interactive displays, star in a Ski Doo® commercial, fly a plane, design and test your concept vehicle at the Idea Studio and much more. Learn about J. Armand Bombardier in Passion as a way of life, a theatre of objects, and about the vibrant evolution of Bombardier the company through a multimedia show, A passion for success, produced by Moment Factory. End your visit with our temporary exhibition, in which you will discover other facets of ingenuity.

Pour en savoir plus, consultez la section Exhibitions.

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Vocational training, college and university

A day in Valcourt package

  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Duration : Full day
  • icone 90 students

Spend an exciting day in Valcourt by combining two activities of your choice at the Museum or one activity at the Museum and another at the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre.

Cultural Centre programming

More information

Do it yourself!

  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Duration : The duration will be determined in advance based on your project.
  • icone 16 students

Does your class have a project in mind? Do you want to invent or modify an object but don’t know where to start or don’t have the necessary tools? We offer support and supervision, as well as the space and resources you need to make your wildest ideas a reality. All this is made possible by the Fab Lab at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity.

More information

Fab Lab and BRP plant package

  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Duration : 3 hours, i.e. 1½ hours per visit (we recommend you pause for lunch between the two visits)
  • icone 80 students

Combine a turnkey project at the Fab Lab and a visit to the BRP plant to experience ingenuity à la Bombardier!

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Introduction to the Fab Lab

  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone 16 students

Would you like to discover a hands-on approach to learning? Do you want to invent or modify an object but don’t know where to start or don’t have the necessary tools? We offer support and supervision, as well as the space and resources you need to make your wildest ideas a reality. All this is made possible by the Fab Lab at the J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity. During the workshop, you can do a turnkey project and take your creation home!

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Museum – BRP plant package

  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Duration : Duration: 3 hours, i.e. 1½ hours per visit (we recommend you pause for lunch between the two visits)
  • icone 80 students

Combine your self-guided tour of the Museum’s exhibitions with a guided tour of the BRP plant and enjoy a unique experience! The J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity and the BRP plant, which manufactures recreational vehicles, showcase transportation ingenuity. Take the guided tour of the BRP plant near the Museum and see how Ski Doo® snowmobiles (June to December) or Can-Am® Spyder® vehicles (December to June) are manufactured and assembled. You will also learn about the tradespeople who work at the plant.

More information

Self-guided tours of the exhibitions

  • Throughout the school year
  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone maximum of 90 students

During your self-guided tour of the Museum, find out why Joseph-Armand Bombardier is a source of inspiration. Thanks to our interactive displays, star in a Ski Doo® commercial, fly a plane, design and test your concept vehicle at the Idea Studio and much more. Learn about J. Armand Bombardier in Passion as a way of life, a theatre of objects, and about the vibrant evolution of Bombardier the company through a multimedia show, A passion for success, produced by Moment Factory. End your visit with our temporary exhibition, in which you will discover other facets of ingenuity.

Pour en savoir plus, consultez la section Exhibitions.

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Reserve your educational activities now!

The J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity offers engaging and dynamic activities for students at all levels of education.

Our activities are in line with the Québec Education Program and are eligible for the Culture in the Schools program. School boards and private schools receive financial assistance in order to allow all students, from preschool to secondary school, to participate in two free cultural outings each year.

Individual admission fees for school groups
  • Students from all levels

    $5

  • Museum – BRP plant package (14 years +)

    $8

  • A day in Valcourt package* - including two activities of your choice at the Museum or the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Centre

    $8

Yvonne l. Bombardier cultural centre

The Cultural Centre is located across the street from the Museum and also offers several school activities. See our programming

Information and reservations

The school activity schedule is from Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information about school activities or to make a reservation, fill out our form or call 450-532-5300, ext. 48.

To simplify your visit

Cloakroom, lunch corner, self-service bicycles, free Wi-Fi

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Commodités : vestiaire du Musée de l'ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier
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