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We Grow Up by Playing

The exhibition where you play!

Temporary exhibition

Did they have fun at the Ursuline schools? You bet!

Whether in Rimouski, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Roberval, Stanstead, Gaspé or Loretteville, play was a part of the students’ daily lives. Wanting to educate rather than teach, the nuns felt that play—in addition to being fun—contributed to learning and personal development and even helped children grow up!

For the first time ever, the Ursulines’ remarkable collection of toys and games is featured in the We Grow Up by Playing exhibition. Some pieces on display date back to the 18th century! Come take a closer look… if you’re game!

Special thanks

The Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines thanks the following institutions for their generous collaboration:

L’École des Ursulines de Québec
Les petits murmures – CPE (early childhood center)
Le Musée de la civilisation
Le Musée des Ursulines de Trois-Rivières


The Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.

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