Kindly note that due to the museum's closing, all weekend activities are suspended until further notice.



Captain Catalyst Science Playground

For children ages 3 to 6

Join Captain Catalyst and discover the wonders of science. Begin your adventure with a show and scientific demonstrations. After the show, explore the different activity stations of the science playground. The playground then stays open for an hour. In English.

Gallery Interpretations

Interactive exploration of specific themes with student educator and interpretors.

No reservation necessary. Everyone welcome. FREE with entrance donation to Museum. In English.

WHERE: 2nd and 3rd floor Galleries of Museum.

Let's Talk Science at the Museum

12h00 - 15h00

Join the graduate student animators from the McGill chapter of Let's Talk Science for interactive hands-on activities on specific themes. Free with entrance donation to Museum. Bilingual. No advance reservation required.



Kindly note that due to the museum's closing, all weekend activities are suspended until further notice.



Sunday Discovery Workshops

We are proud to announce that Sunday Family Discovery Workshops have been certified as a Gold McGill Sustainable Event by the McGill Office of Sustainability. To achieve this certification, we implemented actions such as:

  • Using recycled and renewable materials for crafts
  • Avoiding single use plastic
  • Promoting bilingual workshops in the community

Family Discovery Workshops

For children ages 4-7

The Tree of Life game

Every Sunday 12: 00 pm – 2: 00 pm
In the Dawson Gallery, 2nd floor

This activity teaches families about common ancestry, ancestral and derived traits, mutations, extinctions and non-linear evolution. To help illustrate these concepts, players 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.

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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