Founded in 1992 as an initiative of the Institut Armand-Frappier, the Fondation Armand-Frappier, and the Ville de Laval, the Armand-Frappier Museum opened in 1994 under the presidency of Dr. Lise Frappier-Davignon, Dr. Armand-Frappier’s daughter. At the time, the Museum’s mission was to introduce the life and work of this great scientist on the very site of the research institute that he founded and to which he gave his name: the Institut Armand-Frappier.
In 1999, the Museum wanted to renew its permanent exhibition and reorient its mission towards disseminating scientific knowledge related to the biosciences. The institution began offering an increasing number of educational programs, its clientele increased, and relationships with the researchers of the INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier multiplied.
The MicroZoo exhibition was introduced in 2001. Since then, the Museum has offered its clientele a wide variety of activities: visits to the exhibition, laboratory activities, itinerant scientific workshops, science camps, initiation to research apprenticeships and scientific conferences for the general public.