Other events

Humanorium - A Strange Carnival

Humanorium - A Strange Carnival

Information on the activity

October 6, 2017 to October 15, 2017

As part of KM³

Complete with tents, trailers, rides and a shooting gallery, HUMANORIUM harks back to 19th- and 20th-century carnivals, except all its attractions were created by contemporary artists. After a ride on the shopping-cart carousel, check out cabinets of curiosities packed with assorted sculptures, photographs and soundscapes. And don’t miss the bone-chilling Museum of Death. It’s part travelling exhibit, part freak show – and entirely sublime!


October 5 to 15

  • Mon. to Fri.: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sat. and Sun.: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • *Sunday, Oct. 15: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Open to all*

*PLEASE NOTE: Parental supervision is required for Le Freak show.


  • Le Carrousel, BGL (Quebec, CA)
  • Le Musée de la mort, Jack Burman (Toronto, CA)
  • Le Freak show, Joan Fontcuberta (Barcelone, ES)
  • La Chambre des curiosités 1, Dgino Cantin (Quebec, CA)
  • La Chambre des curiosités 2, Louis Fortier (Montreal, CA)
  • Le Petit acousmonium, Érick d'Orion (Montreal, CA)
  • Zoltar le cadavre exquis, Théâtre Rude Ingénierie (Quebec, CA)


  • Le Stand de tir, Marc Séguin (Montreal, CA)
  • Sirenomena, Dgino Cantin (Quebec, CA)
  • La Machine à vue / Ka Masinacteparik, Eruoma Awashish et Nicolas Lévesque (Roberval / Saguenay, CA)


The snack bar in Les Jardins Gamelin will serve up classic carnival fare.Oktopus, a four-piece band plays instrumentals with Eastern European roots, transformed through wild arrangements. They will play Les Jardins Gamelin weekdays at 5 and 7 p.m. and weekends at 2 to 4 p.m.

Also, DJ Touski has created a soundtrack inspired by Balkans music, which can be heard for the entire duration of HUMANORIUM.


Curators: Vincent Roy and Ève Cadieux

What people are saying

Comments expressed below are the opinions of visitors to the website and do not represent the views of the Quartier des spectacles. Please note that we are unable to reply to comments and questions regarding this activity.