Weekends

Saturdays


Ages 4-6: Science Playground with Captain Catalyst

It's time to play! A short show and activity stations for our young scientists and their parents/guardians. $5+taxes/child, registration required

Your reservation is only guaranteed with payment in advance. We are now accepting credit card payments through our secure phone line at 514-398-4861, or you may also pay at the museum.
 


Ages 5 and up: Microfossil sieving in the lab

Learn how to sieve for small fossils with Palaeontology technician Chantal Montreuil. Shark and ray teeth, spines, fish scales... what will you find? Bilingual. Free with donation to museum.

First-come, first-served: 24 people per session. Please bring a smock or old shirt and prepare to get muddy!

Please note: you'll be working with small fossils so, for safety reasons, this activity is not appropriate for children younger than 5 years old. Thank you for your understanding.


Ages 6 and up: Saturday Science

Special guest lectures and activities.


Sundays


Sunday tours and activities

Every Sunday between 1:30 pm and 4 pm
In the galleries. 

On Sunday afternoons our student guides present informal interactions and  highlights of the collections and exhibits. 

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.


Documentary films

Sundays at  2:30 pm

See the world through the eyes of the most passionate filmmakers on the planet. Programming may change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control.

Check the schedule for the Winter 2019 films:PDF icon poster_for_website_winter_2019_doc_films.pdf

Missed a movie? Many of the films we screen are available from the McGill Library, either on DVD or through the streaming service.


Sunday Discovery Workshops

Every Sunday 11: 30 pm – 12: 30 pm
In English

Chaque dimanche entre 13h00 et 14h00
En francais

Suitable for children ages 4 - 7.  Workshops include a hands-on craft. FREE for one parent per child.

COST: $10.00 (+ taxes) /child or $35.00 (+taxes) for 4 workshops with advance registration before Feb. 3, 2019.

Your reservation is only guaranteed with payment in advance. We are now accepting credit card payments through our secure phone line at 514-398-4861, or you may also pay at the museum.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE here.

CHECK THE FULL WINTER 2019 SCHEDULE:PDF icon discovery_workshops_winter_2019.pdf

No refunds. No discounts for late arrival regardless of advance registration and/or payment. 

  • If you choose to make a payment for the first date only, future unpaid reservations will be cancelled.
  • There will be no refunds, but we will do our best to accommodate changes depending on availability. Contact us by email (office.redpath [at] mcgill.ca) on the Thursday preceding the workshop.
  • If you arrive later than the starting time of the workshop, your place is no longer guaranteed, regardless of having made a reservation and/or paid

  • The Tree of Life game

Every Sunday 12: 00 pm – 2: 00 pm
In the World Cultures Gallery, 3rd floor. 

This activity teaches students about common ancestry, ancestral and derived traits, mutations, extinctions and non-linear evolution. To help illustrate these concepts, players will create their own species and trace their evolutionary paths along a game board. Developed at the WOW lab in McGill's Faculty of Education.

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.