COMPANION'S TOUR CSCE is pleased to provide special programming for companions attending the conference with their partner. This year we are very pleased to be able to offer you a wonderful day at the Montreal Botanical Gardens and the brand new Montreal Planetarium! The Companion’s Tour is an exciting opportunity to get away from the conference and socialize with others in a relaxed setting. Transportation included with event fees, lunch cost is extra and NOT included in event fee. To register, please email Patricia Ricci. When: 8:45am – 4:00pm, Friday June 14th Where: See below Cost: TBD MONTREAL BOTANICAL GARDEN The Jardin botanique de Montréal, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. MONTREAL PLANETARIUM For over 45 years, the Montréal Planetarium shared its passion for the sky and stars with its visitors, young and old. Today, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan, located close to the Biodôme, offers a completely fresh experience of astronomy. With its bold design, the new Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan incorporates the strictest sustainable development criteria. It uses cutting-edge technology to create a unique experience of the universe through two complementary shows – one focused on science, the other more whimsical. Its exhibition, Exo: Our Search for Life in the Universe, enriches this cosmic journey. A true pioneer in the field, the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan redefines the very essence of planetariums through its original and innovative approach to astronomy. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!