Let the Museum come to you

Outreach presentations in your classroom or library

Invite one of our trained, bilingual educators to your school or library to give an interactive, hands-on science presentation with specimens and handling materials from the Museum's collections. Each session can also include a hands-on craft activity.

Maximum group size = 30 people.

Topics: Dinosaurs, Fossils, Volcanoes, Rocks and Minerals, Shells and Marine Life, Endangered Species and Conservation, Egyptian mummies.

Audience: Outreach visits are available to groups at venues within a 70-km radius of downtown Montreal, including primary and secondary schools, Girl Guides and Scouts, home schools and after-school groups.

Language: English or French

Duration: One hour

  Venues ON the Island of Montreal Venues OFF the Island of Montreal (70 km radius)
One 1-hour presentation $150 (plus taxes) OR $175 with craft activity $190 (plus taxes) OR $215 with craft activity
Two 1-hour presentations (same venue, same day) $280 (plus taxes) OR $305 with craft activity $340 (plus taxes) OR $365 with craft activity

Please contact us at redpath.museum [at] mcgill.ca or call 514-293-4094 if you would like more information about:

  • a suite of more than two sequential presentations;
  • our preschool outreach program; 
  • if your venue is further than 70 km from Montreal; or
  • any other aspect of our Science Outreach program.

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Virtual visits via videoconferencing

Classes of any grade or age level can visit the Museum without having to take a field trip!

During an hour-long, interactive, live-streamed session, a Museum educator will take your group on a virtual tour of the Redpath Museum galleries. Participants are encouraged to ask questions along the way, and activity sheets are provided to work on before, during and after the visit.


  • Triceratops and Dinosaur Excavation
  • Mummies and Ancient Egyptian Life
  • Volcanoes
  • Quebec Biodiversity


Virtual visits are available to suit all levels in primary and secondary school. Each presentation includes a teacher’s guide and activity sheets that tie in with primary and secondary school curriculums.


English or French


One hour, including testing the connection and a period for questions. 30 minutes for Kindergarten and Grade 1 groups.

Technical requirements

Our videoconferencing equipment is compatible with a range of VC systems and cloud-based platforms (e.g. Skype, Snapchat, etc.)


$135 (plus taxes).


Email science.outreach [at] mcgill.ca or phone 514-398-4094.

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

WILD Spaces

Check out the Canadian Wildlife Federation's WILD Spaces program this spring. Students create pollinator habitats at their school while learning about pollinator species and sharing pictures and stories of the wild spaces they create for bees, butterflies and other pollinators through an online classroom. Perks for select groups with outstanding participation include free pollinator-friendly plants and/or a free field trip to Mount Royal!