Families - McCord Museum visits and workshops

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: In accordance with government directives regarding the reopening of museums, please note that group activities (guided tours and workshops) remain suspended until further notice.

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Discover our exhibitions with family! Whether you are looking for an outing where you can explore history with your toddler, interactive activities to do with your school-age child, an unusual place to celebrate a birthday or add some excitement to a young explorer’s summer vacation, we have just the activities for you!


The Adventure at the Museum

Treat yourselves to a family outing that combines pure enjoyment with a fascinating introduction to history! On arrival at the Museum’s admissions desk, you’ll receive a free backpack* containing everything you’ll need for your Adventure at the Museum.

This activity is available at all times for the permanent exhibitions Wearing our Identity – The First Peoples Collection.
*Backpacks are no longer offered for an indefinite period.
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Exploration Cards

These game cards allow families to explore the Museum and discover the collections in a playful way. Finding geometric shapes, flowers, animals and hidden characters in the exhibition turns the visit into a treasure hunt.

This activity is available at all times for the permanent exhibitions Wearing our Identity – The First Peoples Collection.

Participatory Tours of the Exhibitions

Explore the exhibitions in depth by engaging in discussion with our mediation team
on a private 30-minutes guided tour. In keeping with distancing measures, the Museum offers private guided tours every day of the exhibitions Wearing our Identity  The First Peoples Collection and Chapleau, Profession: Cartoonist.
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An incredible array of engaging activities designed for the entire family await you at the McCord Museum. Consult the calendar of events for opportunities to explore our collections and exhibitions.

Discover our online family activities!
See the Events Calendar


[2021 Edition Cancelled]
Summer is made for playing, creating and exploring! A bilingual day camp for children 5 to 10, Association des camps du Québec certified and includes a daycare service.
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“It’s my birthday! I’m inviting my friends to the McCord Museum!”
A birthday celebration at the McCord Museum is guaranteed fun!
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514 861-6701, ext. 1207

Free for children

Free admission at all times to children under 12 years of age and younger courtesy of the Fondation J.A. DeSève.

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690, Sherbrooke West
Montréal (Québec) H3A 1E9

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