Ages 4-6: Science Playground with Captain Catalyst

It's time to play! A short show and activity stations for our young scientists and their parents/guardians. September 8th. $5+taxes/child, registration required. Stay tuned for more dates!

Ages 5 and up: Microfossil sieving in the lab

Learn how to sieve for small fossils with Palaeontology technician Chantal Montreuil. Shark and ray teeth, spines, fish scales... what will you find? Bilingual. Free with donation to museum.

August 25: start times at 13:30, 14:15, 15:00.

First-come, first-served: 24 people per session. Please bring a smock or old shirt and prepare to get muddy!

Please note: you'll be working with small fossils so, for safety reasons, this activity is not appropriate for children younger than 5 years old. Thank you for your understanding.

Ages 6 and up: Saturday Science

Special guest lectures and activities.

September 22: The Wonderful World of Pollinators for Science Literacy Week. Ages 6-8 with adult.

See all of McGill's Science Literacy Week (September 17-23) activities here.



Sunday tours and activities 

Every Sunday between 1:30 pm and 4 pm
World Cultures Gallery (Third floor)

On Sunday afternoons our student guides present informal interactions and  highlights of the collections and exhibits. 

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.

Starts Sept. 23, 2018.

Documentary films

Sundays at  2:30 pm

See the world through the eyes of the most passionate filmmakers on the planet. Programming may change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control.

Sept.  23: Anita

Check the schedule for the Fall 2018 films PDF icon sunday_doc_films_fall_2018.pdf

Missed a movie? Many of the films we screen are available from the McGill Library, either on DVD or through the streaming service.

Family Discovery Workshops

Every Sunday 11: 30 pm – 12: 30 pm
In English

Workshops include a hands-on craft. Parents FREE! 

***Due to the popularity of these family workshops we have to limit attendance to one family member per one paying child. 

COST: $10.00 (+ taxes) /child OR $35.00 (+ taxes) for 4 workshops with advance registration before October 1st.

Registration online only. Check the schedule here: PDF icon FALL 2018 FAMILY DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

and then register online here.

No refunds. No discounts for late arrival regardless of advance registration and/or payment. 

  • If you choose to make a payment for the first date only, future unpaid reservations will be cancelled.
  • There will be no refunds, but we will do our best to accommodate changes depending on availability, if you contact us by email by the Thursday preceding the workshop.
  • If you arrive later than the starting time of the workshop,your place is no longer guaranteed, regardless of having a reservation

PLEASE NOTE: On Sept. 23, from 13h-14h: The Family Discovery workshop is on the theme of Space and Astronauts to complement Science Literacy Week

The Tree of Life game

Every Sunday 12: 00 pm – 2: 30 pm

This activity teaches students about common ancestry, ancestral and derived traits, mutations, extinctions and non-linear evolution. To help illustrate these concepts, players will create their own species and trace their evolutionary paths along a game board. Developed at the WOW lab in McGill's Faculty of Education.

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.