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 Sept. 27, from 11h30 - 14h30: Family Science Challenge

  As part of McGill's Science Literacy Week: Get your passport and check out a variety of challenging science activities animated by student members of the Redpath Museum Club and Let's Talk Science McGill. Includes the Rock On! mineral identification activity with a "mystery" mineral, a marine animal - Ocean zones game, a food web hunt in the biodiversity exhibit areas and a hands-on plaster casting activity where you will learn about fossils and make your own fossil cast to take home.

 COST: $ 10/family passport; $5/ adult passport; $3/ student or child passport. At the door. No registration necessary. In English.

  HOMECOMING McGill - Guided Museum Tours

  October 25

11h: Mesozoic Dinosaurs

12h: Quebec Biodiversity Exhibits

13h: Egyptian Mummies

14h: Minerals and Rocks

Everyone welcome, no reservation necessary. Meet: Entrance hall of the Museum.

 Science on Stage : The Letters of Seneca

 Oct. 25, 14h

  A public reading by Denis Brault (Professor of Latin and Ancient Greek, La Fondation Humanitas Foundation).  Accompanied by cellist Vincent Bélanger.

  FREE. Everyone welcome. No reservation required. In Auditorium.

  IMAGE: Plato, Seneca, and Aristotle in a medieval manuscript illustration (c. 1325-35). From Devotional and Philosophical Writings, MS Hunter 231 (U.3.4), page 276. Wikipedia Commons.

 Science on Stage : Ovid's Metamorphoses

 March 20, 2016 @ 14h


May 24 mai: Montreal Museums Day (3978 PEOPLE attended)
10h - 16h
Outdoor activity / Activité à l’extérieur: Faites un moulage de fossile en plâtre / Make your own fossil replica AND Solar viewing / Observation du soleil.

Dans le Musée / In the Museum (11h, 12h & 13h, Galerie Dawson Gallery): Les dinosaures du Canada / Dinosaurs of Canada avec / with La Société de Paléontologie du Québec. The event will have an exhibit highlighting a few campaigns organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, including the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), the International Day for Biodiversity, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (a Protocol aiming to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have negative effects on biological diversity) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (a Protocol aiming at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way). More information can be found at www.cbd.int and https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/ ///// L’événement mettra en vedette quelques initiatives du Secrétariat de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (siégeant à Montréal), incluant la Décennie des Nations Unies pour la biodiversité (2011-2020), la Journée internationale de la biodiversité, le Protocole de Cartagena sur la biosécurité (un accord international dont le but est de garantir la sécurité de la manipulation, du transport et de l'utilisation des organismes vivants modifiés (OVM) issus des biotechnologies modernes qui peuvent avoir des effets nocifs sur la diversité biologique) ainsi que le Protocole de Nagoya sur l'accès et le partage des avantages (un accord international visant à partager les avantages découlant de l'utilisation des ressources génétiques d'une manière juste et equitable). Pour plus d’informations, consultez www.cbd.int et https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/

August 9 août: Pour le mois d'archeologie
  14h - 15h30: Hands-on Archaeology Dig
Immerse yourself in a hands-on, interactive archaeological dig led by Michelle Della Corte (Concordia University, Classics and Archeology), recently returned from a dig in Argilos, Greece. Michelle majors in Classical Civilization (in which Archaeology is a huge component) and Anthropology.  Participants will learn about archeological tools, and the methods and the techniques used to uncover the artifacts from the past. They will go to an outdoor simulated archaeological site near the Museum to uncover buried 'artifacts'—recording and cataloguing each as it is uncovered. Once the artifacts are uncovered, they will return to the Museum to piece together and identify their finds. For all ages. Bilingual.
IMAGE: Poshuouinge pot sherds, Pueblo ruins, south of Abiquiu, New Mexico. From Wikipedia Commons.

Cost: $8/ child, all other family members FREE. Rain or shine.  Reserve in advance: 514-398-4094.