Museum Guidelines

Guidelines

Shhh...Scientists at Work signWe 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Visitors must NOT TOUCH any specimens on exhibit.
  4. Visitors must not lean on the glass exhibit cases. They are very old and can easily break.
  5. Visitors should not run through the galleries or speak loudly.
  6. An accompanying adult must be present on each floor visited by their students.
  7. Visitors are allowed to photograph museum exhibits WITHOUT the use of flash.
  8. The Museum is not responsible for loss or theft. Visitors should keep valuable items with them at all times.
  9. A limited number of coat racks are on the ground floor. During the winter months, we recommend that you bring indoor shoes to wear.
  10. Toilets are in the basement. The Museum does not have a public telephone.

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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