Weekends

Saturdays

Through August 26, the Redpath Museum is now open on SATURDAYS!


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. Bilingual. $5+taxes/child, registration required.


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.

April 7, May 5: start times at 11:15, 12:00, 12:45.

June 16: start times at 15:00, 15:45.

July 21 and 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.


Sundays


Sunday tours and activities 

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

On Sunday afternoons our museum educators present informal interactions and  highlights of the collections and exhibits. 

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.

July 8: Pottery in the Ancient World

July 15: Ancient Coins

July 22: Body Art

July 29: Greco-Roman Theatre

August 5: African Music and Instruments

August 12: Archaeology 101


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.

Check the schedule here: PDF icon SUMMER DOC FILMS 

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


Family Discovery Workshops

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

Check the Fall 2018 schedule of all new workshops for the whole family: PDF icon FALL 2018 FAMILY DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

Registration opens in August. Online only. Stay tuned here!


The Tree of Life game

Every Sunday 12: 00 pm – 2: 30 pm
Auditorium

Led by animator Ranjeet Bachonee, 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.