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Sunday Discovery Workshops and Tours

Family Discovery Workshops


Every Sunday afternoon this summer:

Tree of LIfe Game

13h30 - 15h

With Ranjeet Bachonee. Learn about the effects of mutation and selection pressure while playing this board game created by the WOW Lab, Faculty of Educatino, McGill. FREE with donation to Museum. Everyone welcome. Suitable for families groups. No reservation necessary. In Room 106.


July 17: Making Tracks!

(in English)

13h30 - 15h

Learn about animal tracks and how to identify them in the wild. Make your own tracker's scarf to take home.

Cost: $8/ child, all other family members FREE

Reservation: 514 398-4094 OR 514-398-4092 OR redpath.museum @mcgill.ca


For le mois d'archéologie: Archeology Dig
August 21, 13h-15h

Learn how archeologists survey, excavate and restore archeological finds! Join us for an archeological ‘dig’ around the museum and a “pot restoration” workshop. Bring your own digging tools like garden trowels and hand hoes. Bilingual.

Cost: $8/child or $15 maximum/family. Reservations: 514-398-4094.

IMAGE: Poshuange potsherds from American southwest. Wikipedia Commons.


Sunday Afternoon Informal Guided Tours

The Museum is open on Sunday afternoons for visits by individuals or families. Every Sunday there is an informal bilingual introduction to the museum's dinosaur collection — including the new Triceratops skull (collected under permit from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum), the Gorgosaurus, Dromaeosaurus, and the link between dinosaurs and birds. These presentations are given by Dinoman, aka Bruno Paul Stenson.  He is in the Dawson Gallery on the second floor of the Museum every Sunday between 13h and 17h.

Every Sunday afternoon the student guides in the Redpath Museum Club provide informal tours of the Mineral exhibits, the Egyptian exhibits and the Biodiversity exhibits. 
No reservations necessary. Everyone welcome.

PHOTOS: By Hossein Taheri, 2012.