The exhibition will teach visitors everything they need to know about human excrement — from how fecal waste is managed in Quebec and around the world, sanitation issues, health crises and "the hope that comes with reclaiming human dejecta."
A statement from the museum says visitors will also learn how excrement can be reused as a sustainable resource to preserve the Earth. Plus, they'll explore their own relationships with their bodies and the taboo nature of excrement.
Video games like The Wheel of Misfortune, Caca'MAn, Shoot the Poo and Super Microbiota can be found at the CACArcade, produced by the Montreal-based creative studio CREO, for an interactive experience on "the health issues linked to fecal-matter management."
Visitors can also immerse themselves in the experience of a collective Roman toilet, which is described as "nine holes cut into a stone bench, with bonus cleaning sticks."
The Oh Shit! exhibition runs from June 17 to March 26, 2023.
Oh Shit! at the Musée de la civilisation
Price: Under 5 years old: Free
Six to 11 years old: $5
Twelve to 17 years old: $7
Eighteen to 34 years old: $15
Adults (35+): $20
Seniors (65+): $19
Families of four: $45
Free admission Quebec residents have free access to the Museum on the first Sunday of each month, with proof of residency.
Why You Need To Go: The sprawling Parc Régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles has 21 kilometres of trails around the Rivière de l’Assomption and its waterfalls — once of which is also called "Magnificent Falls."
At five kilometres, the Desjardins trail is the longest, taking visitors on an easy promenade along the river.
With things reopening all across the city, Montrealers might be starting to remember just how expensive going out can get. This is why we've put together a list of free things to do in Montreal this June.
Address: Galerie Blanc; 1114, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC
When: Opening again in "early June"
Why You Need To Go: Galerie Blanc always has the coolest outdoor exhibits, and it's totally free to explore different works of art.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Fanfare de l'Île
Address: All across the city
Why You Need To Look Out For Them: Fanfare de l'Île is a group of local musicians who, in the last year, have organized spontaneous marching bands throughout the city. If you get a chance to hear them play the sweet sounds of New Orleans jazz, you're sure to feel an instant sense of joy.
Why You Need To Go: If you feel like taking a little trip out of the city to take a walk among the apple trees and see all the flowers during the blossoming season, Quinn Farm is the spot to do it. Just make sure to make a reservation before you go.
However, at approximately 3 p.m. on May 19, the park decided to enforce its beach closure protocol because many visitors failed to heed the warnings of beach staff.
"Not only during the closure, but also during the warnings, there was a lot of unacceptable rudeness and verbal abuse towards our employees from visitors who were not respectful of the rules," said Boivin.
Employees formed a squad and swept the beach with megaphones to ask visitors to leave the premises, and Sûreté du Québec police were also called in, he told Narcity.
According to Boivin, prior to the pandemic, the beach could accommodate up to 5,000 people — but with new occupancy limits in place, it can now accommodate 2,500 people.
The capacity was reportedly further reduced by management to 1,500.
Boivin said that Oka National Park doesn't want to be "the scene of an outbreak that could come and ruin the efforts of so many people over the last few months."
No updates for Victoria Day long weekend
For Victoria Day long weekend, from May 21 to 24, Boivin said the situation would be analyzed "day by day."
"It's not so much the space to respect the distance that is missing, it's the will to respect it. So, we will adjust to the collaboration of people. "
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