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

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.

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.


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.

Check the schedule for the Winter 2019 films:PDF icon poster_for_website_winter_2019_doc_films.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.

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. 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.