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. $5+taxes/child, registration required

Your reservation is only guaranteed with payment in advance. We are now accepting credit card payments through our secure phone line at 514-398-4861, or you may also pay at the museum.

Ages 9 - 14: Saturday Art and Science Workshops

What happens where art meets science? Led by student teachers from McGill's Faculty of Education,  these workshops will introduce young people to the museum’s collections and help them develop creative thinking and artistic skills. From fossils and mono prints to sea mammals and soundwaves, these eight workshops encourage innovative, creative and playful explorations of the connections between science and art. Each week we will focus on a specific part of the museum collection and create art inspired by what we learn and see. Our aim is to provide teens with a positive and supportive network to explore their artistic interests in the natural world.

In English. From 11h 30- 13h  each Saturday starting Feb. 2 and ending April 6, 2019.

$12+taxes/child, or $40.00 (+taxes) for 4 workshops with advance registration before Mar. 3, 2019. 

Registration required. Phone 514-398-4861.

Your reservation is only guaranteed with payment in advance. We are now accepting credit card payments through our secure phone line at 514-398-4861.

February 2: Fossils and Monoprints-  Learn about traces of life from the past through mono printing techniques. 

February 9- Drawing from Life. Learn about the biodiversity of Quebec while developing observational drawing skills, studying the habits, anatomy and changing habitats of local wildlife. 

February 16- Painting from Minerals. Learn about the diversity and uniqueness of Quebec's minerals and how we use them to create artwork.

February 23- Jewellery and Ancient Egypt. Find out how Egyptians told stories, communicated and made art.

March 16- Skeletons and Bones. Learn about the skeletal system and dissect an owl pellet to build a bony mobile or sculpture.

March 23: Evolution and Climate Change. Find out how climate change affects selection and adaptation of living systems. 

March 30: Sculpture and Mayans

April 6: Sea Mammals and Music

With generous support from:


Sunday tours and activities

Every Sunday between 1:30 pm and 4 pm
In the galleries. 

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

FREE with admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.

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.

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

Sunday Discovery Workshops

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

Chaque dimanche entre 13h00 et 14h00 (En francais)

Suitable for children ages 4 - 7.  Workshops include a hands-on craft. FREE for one parent per child.

COST: $10.00 (+ taxes) /child or $35.00 (+taxes) for 4 workshops with advance registration before March 17, 2019.

Your reservation is only guaranteed with payment in advance. We are now accepting credit card payments through our secure phone line at 514-398-4861.


Check the SPRING 2019 Discovery Workshop program here:PDF icon discovery_workshops_spring_2019.pdf

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. Contact us by email (office.redpath [at] mcgill.ca) on 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 made a reservation and/or paid

  • The Tree of Life game

Every Sunday 12: 00 pm – 2: 00 pm
In the World Cultures Gallery, 3rd floor. 

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.