CLOSED: September 3, 4, 5
teaching and public programs.
This year our 2016 Annual Campaign raises funds for a new educational booklet: Treasures from the Earth
This 100-page booklet reviews the science and classification of minerals and the geological environment in which they occur, with examples from our nationally significant mineral collections. The booklet highlights Canada’s and Quebec’s remarkable mineralogical diversity. We take pride in these specimens and this booklet will help foster an appreciation of the importance of minerals to Canadian society. The guide will enhance the experience of museum visitors and provide a comprehensive educational resource for teachers, students, and the general public. The author is Peter Tarassoff, Honorary Curator of Mineralogy. We invite you to join our appeal for support with a donation soon so that we can complete the design of this booklet with professional photography and page layouts.
A project to create interactive and educational digital resources online for museum visitors!
To find out more about this student project poster.jpg. To get involved or send ideas, suggestions and support, please contact redpathmuseumopensourceproject [at] gmail [dot] com.
The main exhibit galleries focus on natural history, world cultures (ethnology), and mineralogy. Temporary exhibits are found throughout the museum and on campus. Popular specimens and artifacts include dinosaurs, shells, mummies and a wide variety of Quebec minerals. On-line exhibits give more information.
Group visits are available for all kinds of visitors, both inside and outside of the museum. Educational resources such as Scavenger hunts, free Wild Nature fature learning activities and on-line information pages help you plan your visit.
Research at the museum is focused on evolution, from working out the details of the 3,5 billion year history of life on the planet to examining how creatures and systems are changing today. The researchers of the museum can be found on the staff page and their findings can be found both on their individual staff pages and in the publications section of the site.
Courses taught at the Museum
Museum courses include Science and Museums, which focuses on the history of research and management of natural history collections. Museum staff teach courses in several departments such as Biology or the School of the Environment, or Anthropology, and yet more courses are taught in the museum by videoconference from the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at Macdonald College.
At the graduate level, students wanting to study biosystematics and evolutionary biology can find several supervisors working on a variety of topics. Students from other, related departments can also be supported by the museum.