Special Events


DarwinFeb. 12, 12h-16h: Darwin Day

Join us for a celebration of Darwin Day @ the Museum. FREE with admission to Museum.

12h-15h: Demonstration by McGill Flintknappers Club. In World Cultures Gallery, 3rd floor.

13h-16h: Fossil preparation by Museum Paleo Technician Chantal Montreuil and Holly Ghandhi. Entrance Hall.

11h-14h: A Darwinian classification treasure hunt. IN all the galleries. Animated by the Redpath Museum Society and Natasha Reid.

16h:   Special Darwin lecture by Victoria Dickenson. In Auditorium.

Mar, 4: 19h-24h: Nuit blanche Flashlight tours

Mar. 26, 14h: Science on Stage:

Working Women in the Arts and Sciences

A staged reading by Colleen and Peggy Curran.

In English.

This reading will highlight the accomplishments and life of McGill scientists such as Maude Abbott and Carrie Derick and their sisters in the Arts: the Beaver Hall painters Anne Savage and Emily Coonan.

Redpath Museum, Auditorium. FREE, everyone welcome, no reservation necessary.

IMAGES: Anne Savage and Carrie Derick. Both at work. Wikipedia.

Dec. 2, 13h-16h:

Rock and Mineral Teacher Workshop

The workshop will explore the Deeper and Deeper: Discovering rocks and mineral teacher resource kit that was developed by Mining Matters. This 3-hour session will focus on hands-on activities for 2.5 hours followed by a 30 minute guided tour of the museum, a great place to bring your class for a field trip. Suitable for Grade 4-6 teachers.This is a free workshop for Montreal area teachers. The workshop content and delivery method is meant for teachers; it suits the way they learn, the way they have to teach and we help them with the implementation and troubleshooting of such activities in class during our session. It is not a University lecture or a Geology crash course, it is an introduction to the discovery of rocks and minerals related to our resource “Deeper and Deeper” and correlated to the Elementary Curriculum.

The Deeper and Deeper: Discovering rocks and minerals kit contains 39 engaging and hands-on lessons along with a variety of rocks and minerals needed to cover the curriculum and foster an interest in the Earth below our feet. Kits can be purchased by those attending the workshop for $60 plus $15 for shipping. This workshop takes place in English, in Room 200 @ Redpath Museum.

TO REGISTER: Please contact //kmcbride [at] miningmatters [dot] ca">Kelly McBride. Her address: Mining Matters | Une mine de renseignements, 904-1200 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M3C 1H9, Canada