How to book a group visit or guided tour:
All groups must book prior to their visit by filling out the online form and choosing between a guided tour or non-guided visit. Please read the information below.
The Redpath Museum now provides guided tours that respond to the needs and interests of many audiences. Our guides will help awaken a curiosity and passion for life sciences and an appreciation of cultural heritage around the world. Each tour will include a general introduction to the museum, as well as time for the group to explore the museum on its own.
Content: After the introduction to the museum, the guide will help you explore one or two of the following themes: Dinosaurs and Fossils, Rocks and Minerals, Animal Biodiversity, and Ancient Egypt and Mummies. Please choose your preferred themes when making your reservation. All these themes address the competencies from Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).
Duration: The guided tour lasts 1 hour and the group is welcome to stay another hour to explore the museum on its own. If you need more time, please let us know when you make the online reservation.
Age groups: Guided tours are available for all ages. When determining the number of accompanying adults, please bear in mind the museum guidelines (scroll down to find them under How to enjoy your visit).
Cost: $7 per student. There is a minimum fee of $100. All accompanying adults are FREE.
Maximum 50 students. For more information on group visits, simply email us or call 514-398-4086514-398-4086, extension 00549.
The Redpath Museum offers an opportunity to explore natural history and world cultures through its exhibits. Students of all ages will discover and learn about mummies, dinosaurs, minerals, whales and Quebec’s biodiversity. You will find a description of the galleries here.
The Museum also offers a number of other resources online: they are useful to help structure the visit according to your need,s as well as prepare the visit with your group.
Duration: Each group is given a two-hour time slot. If you need more time for your visit, please let us know when you make the reservation.
Age group: Groups of all ages are welcome at the Museum. When determining the number of accompanying adults, please bear in mind the museum guidelines (scroll down to find them under How to enjoy your visit).
Cost: $4 per student. All accompanying adults are FREE.
Maximum 50 students.
For more information on group visits, simply email us or call 514-398-4086514-398-4086, extension 00549.
Our educators can also come to your school and do hands-on science presentations in the classrom using specimens and handling materials from our collections.
Distance Learning with the Redpath Museum
Check out what a live video conference tour with you might look like: watch this short videoYour class of any grade or age level can now visit the Museum without having to take a field trip! Our video conference program features three interactive, one hour long live streaming sessions with a museum educator in the Redpath Museum galleries. You need a video conference connection (VLAN) in order to connect with us.
Our Videoconferences were developed with support from Ministère de la Culture, des Communications, et conditions de femmes, Aide pour les institutions muséales reconnues.
Minerals Rock! in the classroom
NEW! The Minerals Rock! identification kit is now available for loan. It includes 5 boxes containing a total of 18 mineral specimens, plus hand lenses, magnets, scratch plates, and mineral ID cards. Available, free, for use by classroom teachers who want to show their students how to identify minerals using colour, crystal shape, and hardness. Please contact science.outreach@mcgill ca for more information.