Group visits to the Museum
All groups must book prior to their visit by filling out the online form and choosing between a guided tour or non-guided visit. Please read the information below.
The Redpath Museum now provides guided tours that respond to the needs and interests of many audiences. Our guides will help awaken a curiosity and passion for life sciences and an appreciation of cultural heritage around the world. Each tour will include a general introduction to the museum, as well as time for the group to explore the museum on its own.
Content: After the introduction to the museum, the guide will help you explore one or two of the following themes: Dinosaurs and Fossils, Rocks and Minerals, Animal Biodiversity, and Ancient Egypt and Mummies. Please choose your preferred themes when making your reservation. All these themes address the competencies from Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS).
Duration: The guided tour lasts 1 hour and the group is welcome to stay another hour to explore the museum on its own. If you need more time, please let us know when you make the online reservation.
Age groups: Guided tours are available for all ages. When determining the number of accompanying adults, please bear in mind the museum guidelines (scroll down to find them under How to enjoy your visit.)
Cost: $7 per student (includes taxes). There is a minimum fee of $100 (includes taxes). All accompanying adults are FREE. This amount includes taxes.
Maximum 50 students.
Explore natural history and world cultures exhibits with your students. You will find a description of the exhibits here.
Duration: Each group is given a two-hour time slot. If you need more time for your visit, please let us know when you make the reservation.
Age group: Groups of all ages are welcome at the Museum. When determining the number of accompanying adults, please bear in mind the museum guidelines (scroll down to find them under How to enjoy your visit.
FEE: $4 per student (includes taxes). All accompanying adults are FREE.
Maximum 50 students.
Bring the Museum into your classroom or library
Our bilingual educators can also come to your school or library and provide hands-on science presentations in the classrom using specimens and handling materials from our collections. For more information on Science Outreach in the classroom or for our preschool program science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email us) or call 514-398-4094. Limited to maximum 35 participants per presentation.
FEE: (+ GST and QST taxes)
ON the island of Montreal
$150 (+ all taxes) for one-hour presentation, includes a craft activity for each particpant.
$250 (+ all taxes) for two one-hour presentations at one venue on same day, and includes a craft activity for each participant.
OFF the island of Montreal
$170 (+ all taxes) per presentation (one hour), includes a craft activity for each participant
$270 (+ all taxes) for two one-hour presentations at one venue, includes a craft activity for each participant
For a suite of more than 2 sequential presentations at your school or library please contact science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
NEW! Canadian Wildlife Programs
The Redpath Museum is proud to bring the Canadian Wildlife Federation's Wild Migration program to Montreal! You can access the online learning materials at any time and book the giant floor map and box of activities for your school/center in March, April, May or June. Everything is delivered to and picked up from your location and it's all free! Please contact us OutreachMontreal [at] cwf-fcf [dot] org (subject: Wild%20Migration) (here )for more information.
Register now for the Wild Spaces program. Students create pollinator habitats at their schools while learning about pollinator species and sharing pictures and stories of the wild spaces they create for bees, butterflies and other pollinators through an online classroom. Perks for select groups with outstanding participation include free pollinator-friendly plants and/or a free field trip to Mount Royal! Please see here for more information.
Minerals Rock! ID kit
The Minerals Rock! identification kit is now available for loan. It includes 5 boxes containing a total of 18 mineral specimens, plus hand lenses, magnets, scratch plates, and mineral ID cards. Available for use in the classroom in order to identify minerals using colour, crystal shape, and hardness.
FEE: (+ GST and QST taxes)= $150 for a 4-week loan of the kit. Includes delivery, pick-up and a one hour in-class introduction.
$100 for a 4-week loan. Does not include pick-up, delivery or in-class presentation.
Book the Minerals Rock ! identification kit by emailing science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca or calling 514-398-4094.
Videoconferencing with the Redpath Museum!
Your class of any grade or age level can now visit the Museum without having to take a field trip! Our video conferences feature one- hour long live streaming sessions with a museum educator in the Redpath Museum galleries.
All you need is an email account such as Bluejeans or a video conference connection (VLAN) in order to connect with us. Choose one of these VCs: Triceratops & Dinosaur Excavation, Mummies & Ancient Egyptian Life, Volcanoes or Quebec Biodiversity. Your class will ask questions, interact with the museum educator, and work on activity sheets during and after the videoconference.
Who and how: Each presentation includes a teacher’s guide with activity sheets and interactive elements that are relevant to the curriculum and can be used before, during and after the videoconference.
Audience: Any elementary or secondary school or library with a video conference connection or with a jabber account. Each VC session has curriculum competencies outlined here.
Language: Offered in English and French
Length of presentation: One hour, including testing the video conference connection, the presentation, and a period for questions. For Kindergarten and Grade one, session is 30 minutes.
FEE: $135 (+ all taxes). Book your video conference with Redpath Museum by emailing science [dot] outreach [at] mcgill [dot] ca or calling 514-398-4094.
With support from Ministère de la Culture, des Communications, et conditions de femmes, Aide pour les institutions muséales reconnues.