An ambitious programme for the opening
The Museum is currently developing an ambitious programme for the opening. Entirely revised and completely adapted to its new premises, it will allow the Museum to accomplish more than ever its mission of fostering comprehension of science issues relating to human health in order to contribute to the well-being of people and communities.
A permanent exhibition exhibition will be presented to the general public in the fall of 2022. True to the spirit of Dr. Armand Frappier, a pioneer of microbiology and public health in Quebec, this exhibition will present human health at various scales – that of molecules, of cells, of individuals, of populations, and of the planet. By pursuing an approach based on learning and discovering, the exhibition aims to help visitors to become aware of health issues, to better understand them, and eventually to take concrete measures to maintain their own health, that of others, of the planet, and other species that inhabit it.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the visitors to the Museum will be able to visit a temporary exhibition on the topic of pandemics, in the fall of 2022. This exhibition will answer questions raised by the actual pandemic, in an entertaining and rigorously scientific manner: What role do microorganisms play for life on Earth? What is a pandemic? What factors contribute to an outbreak and how can we limit them? How are vaccines developed and what role do they play in the eradication of an infectious disease?
This exhibition will address the population’s concerns by broaching various themes: the universe of microorganisms, the world of microbiology research, the central role of public health, the interveners in a pandemic, and accounts of epidemics and pandemics that have shaken mankind through different periods.
The themes of the two exhibitions scheduled for the opening programme will also be put forward in our educational workshops in the laboratory, intended for families and groups, as well as in the various cultural activities that will be offered in the fall of 2022.
Two laboratories will notably feature new equipment dedicated to the discovery of microscopy, while the two other laboratories will make it possible to carry out experiments related to molecular biology.