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May 8, Mother's Day DIY Hygiene

13h - 14h30

Learn how to make earth friendly shampoo, bathroom scrub, and general purpose spray. For all ages. Bilingual. All materials supplied.

COST: $8/person. Payable at door.

RSVP in advance: 514-398-4094 or redpath [dot] museum [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

  May 29: Montreal Museums Day

  10h - 16h

 Outdoor activity: Make a fossil replica

 In the Museum (at 11h, 12h & 13h, in the Dawson Gallery): Dinosaurs of Canada with La Société de Paléontologie du Québec.

 Museums Day will also feature a small exhibit in the entrance area that highlights a few campaigns organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, including the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), the International Day for Biodiversity, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (a Protocol aiming to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have negative effects on biological diversity) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (a Protocol aiming at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way).

August 21: Archeology Dig


Learn how archeologists survey, excavate and restore archeological finds! Join us for an archeological ‘dig’ around the museum and a “pot restoration” workshop. Bring your own digging tools like garden trowels and hand hoes. Bilingual.

$8/child or $15 maximum/family. Reservations: 514-398-4094.

IMAGE: Poshuange potsherds from American southwest. Wikipedia Commons.


February 27: Nuit blanche à Montréal flashlight tours,  19h - 24h. 1328 people attended.

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March 6, 15h:  Mapmaking and Paper Places. This free workshop is presented as part of Paper Places, an ongoing collaboration between mapmaker Shane Watt and educator Alex Megelas. Workshop participants will collaborate with Shane, Alex and guest facilitator Justine Spits to map out a world. The group will create geography reminiscent of our own planet but with land masses distorted or changed slightly to suit the exercise. The map itself will be made of 8-12 inter-connected sections, each representative of a different geographic area. Participants will be separated into groups and each regional map will include histories, cities, commodities and cultures. We will then re-connect the map in order to discuss the global makeup and the issues that may arrise. In English. FREE.