February 9 and 10 2019

Grandparents’ Weekend

Free admission for grandparents with their grandchildren

The McCord Museum is inviting grandparents to visit the Museum with their grandchildren on Grandparents’ Weekend, February 9 and 10. Admission will be free for all grandparents and accompanying grandchildren.* This is a wonderful opportunity to discover the Museum’s treasures and talk about them together.

To celebrate the joys that intergenerational exchange can bring, young and old are also invited to take part in Memories to Share, an activity specially designed for the occasion. This is in addition to the Museum’s rich and diverse programming of exhibitions and activities for all ages. As well, the Museum Boutique will be offering 15% off on a selection of toys throughout the weekend.

*Children 12 and under. Maximum of five children per adult.

Memories to Share*

Saturday February 9 and Sunday February 10, from 10:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring the whole family to the Museum for a shared experience of history, art and experimentation! In partnership with Intergénérations Québec, families are invited to meet with native and foreign-born Montrealers as they share childhood memories.

*This activity is offered in French only.

Recommended for adults with children ages 2 to 9.
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Stop-Motion Cartoon Workshop

Every day—March 2 to 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Children are invited to participate in a stop-motion workshop as part of the exhibition Treasures in the Attic. Toy parts and a theatre stage are placed at the disposal of young and old, who follow their imaginations and learn the art of frame by frame animation.

For children 3 to 9 years old accompanied by an adult.
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Story Hour

Treasures in the Attic
Every day—March 2 to 10, 11 a.m. (in French) and 3:30 p.m. (in English)
Open the door to the magical world of fairy tales as you visit the Treasures in the Attic exhibition and explore the fantastic toys there! Parents and children will enjoy a shared experience of wonder as they listen to stories enlivened by sounds, songs and movements.

For children 2 to 9 years old accompanied by an adult.
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The Adventure at the Museum – Presented by Hydro-Quebec

Ongoing
Discover the Museum, en famille, as you explore a place devoted to art, history and discovery… Children participating in The Adventure at the Museum will receive a free backpack (quantities limited) loaded with materials for discovering fascinating objects—a wonderful souvenir of their visit! With the help of a discovery guide and a series of collectible exploration cards, adventurers are promised a memorable visit. The Adventure at the Museum is an enjoyable, educational activity that enables families to explore the entire Museum as they look for marvellous treasures exhibited in its halls.

For children 3 to 9 years old accompanied by an adult.
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Featured Exhibition

Treasures in the Attic
Until March 17, 2019
Everyone is invited to pop over to see the grandparents of twins William and Sara, as the attic of their house has a collection of toys from 1890 to today. Filled with forgotten treasures, this attic has become a repository of memo-ries of all the families who have lived in the house. Piles of boxes hold a rich and fascinating world where child-hood is frozen in time and that has become the final resting place for GI Joe, Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, rocking horses, toboggans, stuffed animals, board games, old dolls, toy soldiers, furnitures, books and photographs.

Not to be missed!

The Adventure at the Museum

Treat yourselves to a family outing! Presented by Hydro-Québec.

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