We welcome visitors of all ages and do our best to make a visit to the Museum as interesting and enjoyable as possible. If you are visiting with a child, our downloadable Scavenger Hunt is a fun way to explore and learn more about the exhibits.
The Redpath Museum is a public place for quiet study and observation where specimens and artifacts are preserved, exhibited and available for consultation. The Museum is also a teaching and research institution: laboratories, storage areas and offices are not open to the public. Because the Museum is a small and sensitive area that supports teaching and research as well as public education, we have drawn up a set of guidelines to allow all our multifarious activities to flourish side by side.
- Accompanying adults are responsible for the behavior of their group. All visitors must be aware of the museum rules and observe them during their visit.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the the Museum, with the exception of water. They attract insects that can damage specimens and other Museum materials.
- Visitors must NOT TOUCH any specimens on exhibit.
- Visitors must not lean on the glass exhibit cases. They are very old and can easily break.
- Visitors should not run through the galleries or speak loudly.
- An accompanying adult must be present on each floor visited by their students.
- Visitors are allowed to photograph museum exhibits WITHOUT the use of flash.
- The Museum is not responsible for loss or theft. Visitors should keep valuable items with them at all times.
- A limited number of coat racks are on the ground floor. During the winter months, we recommend that you bring indoor shoes to wear.
- Toilets are in the basement. The Museum does not have a public telephone.