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CERN, the early years

A conversation with Richard W. Penney. Moderated by Nigel Penney on November 24, 2013, in the Redpath Museum. With support from Tomlinson Project (Chair David Harpp), Martin Grant (Dean of Science) and McGill Science Outreach.

Freaky Friday: Soldier ants and are human supersoldiers possible?

By Ehab Abouheif (Biol

Work Study at the Redpath Museum

The Work Study program at McGill provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students to work on-campus. Opportunities are periodically available at the Redpath Musuem.

Interested students are encouraged to look at the Work Study website, where current opportunities for the Museum (as well with other departments) are listed.

Special Events

  May 24 mai: Journée de la musées montréalaise / Montreal Museums Day

 10h - 16h

  @ Musée Redpath Museum

Outdoor activity / Activité à l’extérieur:

  • Faites un moulage de fossile en plâtre / Make your own fossil replica

        10h – 16h, weather permitting / si le temps le permet

Nature Walks, Talks and Tours

  Saturday, May 9, 10h-12h:

  Stories from deep time on Mont Royal - the rocks, the minerals and the People of the Flint


Highlights of the vertebrate collection include the oldest known terrestrial fauna from the Carboniferous of Joggins, Nova Scotia, the largest collection of invertebrate Ordovician fossils from the Saint Lawrence Lowlands (about 150 000 specimens), and a noteworthy collection of Burgess Shale fossils collected by T.H. Clark in 1924 as well as about 1000 Type and Figured specimens. The Museum also holds all the Dawson type specimens of fossil plants, including the oldest vascular plants from the Devonian of eastern Canada.

General Information


Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00  pm

SUMMER Sundays: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm