Nature walks, talks and tours

The Wonderful World of Pollinators

July 28, 13:30-14:30

Join us for a fun-filled outdoor Wild Family Nature Club that includes games and sensory activities to bring participants up close and personal with pollinators and the plants they interact with. See details here

Ages 6-8 with adult. Free with donation to the museum. Please arrive at 13:15 to sign up at the front desk. Space is limited.

In English. Questions can be answered in English and French.


24 heures de science

May 11, 12:00 to 13:30

How will the emerald ash borer affect the future of Mount Royal forests?

Join Les amis de la montagne for a talk and a walking tour during which we will discuss the City of Montréal's strategy to fight the emerald ash borer on the mountain. Learn more about this insect that has ravaged thousands of ash trees on Mount Royal and see the work undertaken by the City in the park. 

FREE. Bilingual. Registration necessary.

This event is part of 24 heures de science.


May 13, 14:00 - 16:00

Fossils in Stones walking tour @ Redpath Museum

A walking tour of the fossils, minerals, and secret spots found in the walls of some of downtown Montreal's proudest institutions. The tour starts at the Redpath Museum and returns along Sherbrooke Street west from the Beaux Arts Museum. Includes a printout of a booklet What Building Stones Tell.

In English. All ages welcome. Reservation necessary: redpath.museum [at] mcgill.ca  

COST: $12.00 (+ taxes) adult, $8.00 (+ taxes) / student or child;  max $20.00 (+ taxes) family. Payable at the museum when you arrive.

START: 14:h0. Meet at the Redpath Museum. Rain or shine. We will only cancel if the weather is really bad for walking outside.


June 17, 14:00 - 16:00

Leafy Legacy: A McGill Tree Tour

COST: $12.00 (+ taxes) adult, $8.00 (+ taxes) / student/ child; max $20.00 (+ taxes) family

In English. All ages welcome. redpath.museum [at] mcgill.ca (Reservation necessary)  

Join us for a walk through McGill's leafy legacy. This 2-hour tour offers a serene stroll of the grand old trees of McGill. From the gnarled gingko on upper Peel Street to the stately maple of lower campus, this tour of the trees of McGill will tell the stories of the crabapples and black walnuts that originally helped to create an on-campus sanctuary. Includes a copy of the booklet: Leafy Legacy

START: 14:h0. Meet at the Redpath Museum. Rain or shine. We will only cancel if the weather is really bad for walking outside.


August 19, 14:00 - 16:00

Secret Science Spots Tour

Join us on an exciting walk to find the secret science spots on McGill University’s downtown campus. Includes a copy of the booklet: Secret Science Spots.

COST: $12.00 (+ taxes) adult, $8.00 (+ taxes) / student/ child; max $20.00 (+ taxes) family

In English. All ages welcome. redpath.museum [at] mcgill.ca (Reservation necessary  )

 

 

Wild Family Nature Clubs

Do you love getting outside to play and explore nature? We do too! Come and learn about the Canadian Wildlife Federation's Wild Family Nature Club program. Find out how you can start your own club and receive a CWF backpack full of activity cards and gear. All for free!