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Group visits to the MuseumClass visit

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.

Guided Tours

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 (includes taxes). There is a minimum fee of $100 (includes taxes). All accompanying adults are FREE. This amount includes taxes.

Maximum 50 students. For more information on group visits, simply email us or call 514-398-4086, extension 00549.


Non-guided visit

Explore natural history and world cultures exhibits with your students. You will find a description of the exhibits here.

Content: Use our Museum Scavenger Hunt to help guide your students during their visit. For primary-level students: Scavenger Hunt. For preschoolers (ages 2-4): Scavenger Hunt (Preschool)

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).

FEE: $4 per student (includes taxes). All accompanying adults are FREE.

Maximum 50 students.

For more information on group visits, simply email us or call 514-398-4086, extension 00549#.


Bring the Museum into your classroomOutreach in the classroom

Our bilingual educators can also come to your school and provide hands-on science presentations in the classrom using specimens and handling materials from our collections. For more information on Science Outreach science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email us) or call 514-398-4094.

FEE:  (including GST and QST taxes) $114.98 for venues on the island of Montreal (for one hour presentation)


Videoconferencing with the Redpath Museum! 

Your class of any grade or age level can now visit the Museum without having to take a field trip! Our video conferences feature one- hour long live streaming sessions with a museum educator in the Redpath Museum galleries. All you need is a Jabber account or a video conference connection (VLAN) in order to connect with us. Choose one of these VCs: Triceratops & Dinosaur ExcavationMummies & Ancient Egyptian Life, Volcanoes or Quebec Biodiversity. Your class will ask questions, interact with the museum educator, and work on activity sheets during and after the videoconference.

Who and how: Each presentation includes a teacher’s guide with activity sheets and interactive elements that are relevant to the curriculum and can be used before, during and after the videoconference. 

Audience: Any elementary- or secondary-school school or library with a video conference connection or with a jabber account. Each VC session has curriculum competencies outlined here.

Language: Offered in English and French

Length of presentation: One hour, including testing the video conference connection, the presentation, and a period for questions. For Kindergarten and Grade one, session is 30 minutes.

FEE: $155.22 (includes all taxes). Book your video conference with Redpath Museum by emailing science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca or calling 514-398-4094.

With support from Ministère de la Culture, des Communications, et conditions de femmes, Aide pour les institutions muséales reconnues.


Chalcedony 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 for use in the classroom in order to identify minerals using colour, crystal shape, and hardness. FEE:  (including GST and QST taxes)=  $114.98 for a 4 week loan of the kit. Includes delivery, pick-up and a brief in class introduction. Book the Minerals Rock! identification kit by emailing science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca or calling 514-398-4094.