Museum of Prime minister Jean Chrétien

Group visits

adult Groups


The Cité de l'énergie offer you an organized visit with interpreter-guide.
Contact us for more info.

Suggested visit

Planète Énergie - The Experience

On your arrival, the enigmatic flight of real energy fireflies”will lead you to an immersive multimedia environment where energy is presented as a strong as well as mysterious and familiar phenomenon. Striking multisensory effects quickly plunge viewer into the Sun’s core, primary source of earth energy, and give him the opportunity to discover through this fantastic voyage new forms of energy as well as their worldwide impacts.

Planète Énergie - The Journey

The new permanent exhibition at Cité de l’énergie, La Planète Énergie, will invite people to be aware of the delicate balance all around the world between nature, energy, and human society.  The exhibition will propose, with the help of 20 interactive station, a voyage through the present and the future thus providing an opportunity to reflect upon our energy choices resulting in both a participative and cognitive experience.

Hydro-Québec Observation Tower

From atop the Observation Tower, one part of a Hydro-Québec steel tower, you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of Shawinigan and its surrounding areas. At 115 meters high, it is the second-highest tower of this kind in Quebec. Zoom to the summit in a panoramic elevator.

Museum of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien

Historical and political exhibition showcasing Canada on an international level. It features hundreds of invaluable gifts given to the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada, during his official duties.

Lunch period (please bring lunch bags)

En route to our Historic Sector aboard our pontoon-type craft and/or trolleybus.

Northern Aluminum Company Generating Station (N.A.C.) 1899

Exploring the insides of the defunct Northern Aluminum Company's (N.A.C.) powerhouse means you are well on your way to discovering the era of bygone power stations. The first ever powerhouse on this site to have generated hydroelectricity, the N.A.C. is henceforth destined to become a most astonishing habitat for exhibits.

Shawinigan-2 Generating Station

Built in 1910 and brought into service in 1911, the Shawinigan-2 powerhouse, early equipment and all, is still fully operational.

Back to our Science Centre by trolleybus and/or pontoon-type craft

Important information for visitors of the SHAWINIGAN-2 GENERATING STATION: Visitors aged 18+ must present identification: driver’s licence, health insurance card, or passport) before touring the Shawinigan-2 Generating Station facilities. The electrical and magnetic fields in the station could affect the functioning of heart pacemakers. For safety reasons, this visit of the station is forbidden to pacemaker users.



La Cité de l'énergie offers educational guides to teachers and students of primary and secondary levels. They have been written in collaboration with education specialists and are designed to complement the Québec School Program. Our exhibitions present meaningful learning experiences and match curricula in the areas of science and technology as well as social studies (history and geography).

Since its opening in 1997, La Cité de l'énergie welcomes every year over 15,000 students of all grade levels. We have developed educational activities specially designed for students, and we can greet a group of 30 students as well as a group of 300 students.

We also offer an extensive range of services :

  • Free parking
  • Dedicated lunch areas
  • Picnic area

A coordinator makes sure the visit takes place as planned. Upon arrival, he briefly welcomes the students and explains how the visit will progress. Depending on the number of participants, the group is split into sub-groups of about 35 students. Then, each guide directs his/her sub-group to our exhibitions. La Cité de l'énergie is organizing a variety of tours tailored to meet your needs.

For information or reservation, please contact :

Josiane Benoit

Reservations Coordinator

Phone : 819 536-8516 | Toll free : 1 866 900-2483