Through August 26, the Redpath Museum is now open on 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. Bilingual. $5+taxes/child, registration required.

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.

April 7, May 5: start times at 11:15, 12:00, 12:45.

June 16: start times at 15:00, 15:45.

July 21 and August 18: start times at 13:30, 14:15, 15:00.

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 9-11: Ancient Civilizations workshops

Learn about Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, China, Greece and Rome, and The Maya Empire. Bilingual. $12/child, registration required.

Ages 14 and up: Saturday Science

Special guest lectures in the Auditorium.

April 21, 13:00-14:00. Beyond the Rainbow - the Spectacular Colours of Birds with Prof. Robert Montgomerie (Queens University). Free with admission to museum. Please see here for details and to RSVP.


Sunday tours

Every Sunday between 1pm and 5pm
Dawson Gallery (second floor)

Dinoman (aka Bruno Paul Stenson) will introduce you to the Museum’s resident dinosaurs, including the gentle giant Triceratops horridus, the bloodthirsty Gorgosaurus, and the fleet-footed Dromaeosaurus.

Also on Sunday afternoons, volunteers as well as student guides from the Redpath Museum Society are there to present and discuss the highlights of the collections.

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.

Documentary films

Sundays at 3pm

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.

The documentary films this winter focus on Canada's indigenous cultures and people. Check the poster:  PDF icon 2018_films_doc_winter_lhiver.pdf

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

Sunday Discovery Workshops

Will start in FALL 2018.

The Tree of Life game

Every Sunday 12pm – 3pm

Led by animator Ranjeet Bachonee, 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.

Earth Day @ Museum
April 22, 2018


Seeds, pollinators and paper

Learn about seeds, how they work and plant your own seed in an earth-friendly piece of McGill pulp to take home and plant.

One session for the whole family. $8 / child, all other family members free.

Bilingual. In Room 106. Reserve in advance here: redpath.museum [at] mcgill.ca

Earth Day Canada helps people across the country recognize and celebrate the largest environmental event in the world, every year on April 22nd.  Don’t miss out on this day to mark how a little seed can go a long way to a sustainable future for earth.