Visites guidees Culture et arts du cirque TOHU Visites guidees Culture et arts du cirque TOHU

Guided tours, educational and digital activities

In all seasons, discover TOHU, the reception and interpretation pavilion in Frédéric-Back Park, and the Cité des arts du cirque. Whether for school groups, organizations or specialized audiences, our guided tours and educational activities are adapted to everyone!

Book


Educational activities - Circus

  • Reservation required
  • Rate* : 5$ + taxes per student (free for accompanying persons)
    *As part of our cultural activities, schools in the Saint-Michel district benefit from free admission to this activity.
  • Practical information : Meeting point at TOHU
  • Number of places: One class or 26 students per group maximum. If the group is bigger, we will divide it. Each group must be supervised by a guide.
Histoires de cirque

Circus Stories

Length of activity : 90 minutes
Targeted audience : groups from 3rd to 8th grade


This activity has been designed as a first encounter with the world of circus arts. Discover the universe of the TOHU, a unique performance hall in North America, dedicated to contemporary circus shows. By enjoying our entertaining guided tour of the exposition What a Circus ! The Great Adventure of Circus in Quebec, you will leave your visit with various historical information and anecdotes that have contributed to shape the circus we know today. That first encounter would not be complete without an introduction to juggling and various handling disciplines such as the chinese plates or the flower sticks.

Book
Le clown dans tous ses etats

The clown and all its features

Length of activity : 90 minutes
Targeted audience : Elementary School, from 1st to 6th grade


Discover the artist within yourself ! The TOHU showcases a large number of circus artists from various disciplines. This activity is the occasion to learn more about a specific discipline of contemporary circus : the clown art. Through a short historical introduction and a foray into the exposition What a Circus ! The Great Adventure of Circus in Quebec, you will learn more about some of the most famous clowns that have shaped the evolution of the discipline. Then, its showtime ! Some simple exercises and a guided initiation to clown art will allow the group to express themselves and all their creativity.

Book


Guided tours and educational activities - Environment

  • Reservation required.
  • Meeting point at TOHU.
  • Rate*: $5 + taxes per student (free for accompanying adults)
    *Under our agreement with the City of Montreal, Montreal schools benefit from free admission to these activities.
  • Practical information : Meeting point at TOHU
  • Number of places: One class or 26 students per group maximum. If the group is bigger, we will divide it. Each group must be supervised by a guide.
Book
A la decouverte du parc Frederic Back

Guided Tour : Discovering the Frédéric-Back Park

Length of activity : 90 minutes, an itinerary of about 1,5 km
Targeted audience : from 3rd to 8th grade
Advice to visitors : please bring shoes and clothes adapted to the weather. The Park is generally very windy.


Embark yourselves on a trip to discover an out of the ordinary park, unique in its history and its transformation. This guided tour starts within the welcoming and interpretation pavilion of the park, an exemplary construction regarding sustainable development, followed by a short historical introduction of the site’s industrial past. Adjusted according to the season, a walk within its trails will allow you to discover all of the Frédéric-Back park’s secrets, to understand the purpose of its strange white spheres and to analyze the biodiversity in an urban context.

Book
Le parc Frederic Back un defi dingeniosite environnementale

Guided Tour : The Frédéric-Back Park, a challenge of environmental inventiveness

Length of activity : 90 minutes
Targeted audience : High School grades 9th to 12th, Collegial, University.


From an industrial site to an out of the ordinary green area, the Frédéric-Back park is an unique example of environmental rehabilitation in North America. This audacious project, a challenge of environmental inventiveness, allows the ecofriendly management of a former landfill site and the enhancement of a neighborhood and its history. This guided tour will allow you to better understand the process of organic waste decomposition, the issues related to waste management and its impact on the environment and, lastly, the efforts made by the Environmental Complex of Saint-Michel toward the environmental rehabilitation of the site.

Book
La TOHU une architecture verte et audacieuse

Guided Tour : The TOHU, a green and audacious architecture

Length of activity : 60 to 90 minutes
Targeted audience : Collegial, University, Specific groups


During this guided tour, discover the TOHU, a wholly customizable and circular performance hall unique in North America that also acts as the welcoming and interpretative pavilion of the Frédéric-Back park, through its architecture and the technological innovations that earned it the LEED gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Passive and conventional geothermal system, retrieval of residual energy from the adjacent factory, recycled architectural materials, green roofs and rainwater retention ponds - an outdoor and indoor visit will allow you to appreciate all of the building’s singular details.

Book
Rallye decouverte dans le parc Frederic Back

Educational Activity : Frédéric-Back Park’s Route of Discoveries (pending)

Pending

pending


Procedure and fees

  • A group must consist of at least 10 people.
  • Guided tours cost $5 per person plus taxes.
  • All educational offers in environment and sustainable development are free for the public of the metropolitan area of Montreal. The public of the Saint-Michel district benefit from free admission to all our educational offers.
  • Free admission for school and community groups.
  • Billing is done once the reservation is confirmed by our team.
  • For more information, please write to visites.guidees@tohu.ca.

2345, rue Jarry Est,
Montréal (Québec) H1Z 4P3