The Museum is moving!


Update April 27, 2021 : Brief history of the project



The Museum is moving!

The Museum is proud to present its major development project, a dream that will come true in the fall of 2022 with the opening of the new premises, after more than 20 years of work.

From now until the inauguration, this section of our website will be regularly updated to allow you to follow the evolution of this exciting project.



The great relocation and development project at a glance

The project concerns the creation of new premises, of nearly 1800 m2, adjacent to the Laval Cosmodôme. The new site will allow the Armand-Frappier Museum to continue to stimulate and nurture everyone’s curiosity for science relating to human health.

The Museum, in its new facilities, intends to keep its human scale educational approach and will welcome three times more visitors than in its current premises, with an annual attendance of 50,000 visitors.



photo construction

Credit : @Armand-Frappier Museum



Objectives of the relocation and development project

In carrying out this project, the Museum aims to achieve four (4) objectives :

  • Improve fulfillment of its mission by offering its visitors more accessible premises that are better adapted to museological functions ;
  • Respond to an increased demand for its activities with more spacious premises ;
  • Ensure its survival and increase its self-financing due to its increased accommodation capacity and increased attendance, as well as the possibility of offering improved visibility to its partners ;
  • Position the institution as a cultural attraction at the local, regional, and national levels.


Partners

A great many partners are making this relocation and development project possible. At the forefront is the Ville de Laval, leading the $14M construction project with its own investment of $11.5M and the support of $2.7M from Canadian Heritage.

The Ministry of Culture and Communications, with an investment of $390,000 in support of the implementation of the permanent exhibition, is also a major sponsor of the project.

Note also our long-standing financial sponsors: Merck Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Gervais Dionne, the TD Bank, the RBC, Servier Canada, and many other precious donors.

Evidently, this project could not have been possible without the partnership of the Cosmodôme, with which the Museum will share the site. In particular, the reception area will be shared to greet visitors from the two institutions.


maquette

Credit project mock-up: @Cosoltec and TLA Architectes


Brief history of the project

The relocation project of the Armand-Frappier Museum has been under development for several years. In April 2014, the executive director of the Armand-Frappier Museum, Guylaine Archambault, and the mayor of Laval, Marc Demers, publicly revealed the location of the future site of the Museum, as well as the construction and redevelopment of its new exhibition space.

Planning for the project began in October 2016 in conjunction with various departments of the Ville de Laval. Construction work began on May 12, 2020.


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Credit : @Jessica Richard, Ville de Laval