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Family Activities at the McCord Museum!

Museum admission and activities are free of charge for 12 years old and under. No reservations, unless specified otherwise. Activities in English and French.

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The Adventure at the Museum

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This activity is available at all times.

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 exhibition Wearing our Identity - The First Peoples Collection and the exhibition Montreal- Points of view


* Backpacks available in limited quantities

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Sunday Workshops

Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Atrium

Designed for children, this hands-on workshop features themes related to our exhibitions.

From May 17 to October 25, 2015: Take part in a photography workshop and create still life images with the help of a photography technique using sunlight.

This photographic activity inspired by our exhibit Horst : photographer of Style does not require a camera, because it is the light that acts directly on the paper.

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Story Hour

Sunday at 11 a.m. (French) and 2 p.m. (English) in the Level 1 Exhibition Hall

Families are invited to come and hear tales related to exhibitions that will unleash the imagination.

Until October 25, 2015: Young and old are invited to hear legends that have been told through generations, shaping Montreal's collective imagination.


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Parents and Tots

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Last Wednesday of each month, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Share your passion for history with your baby and learn to crochet, a craft that's been passed down through the generations!

Wool and crochet hooks are provided by the Museum. Touch and play boxes are available for your use in the exhibitions.

Upcoming workshops: May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2015

Free admission for one parent and baby under 18 months. No reservation required. Access at any time during the activity. Tickets required for the exhibition Horst : photographe de l'élégance

Strollers: access through group entrance at 2175 Victoria Street. Breastfeeding and changing area is available for parents (V Level).

Available in English and French.

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"I just wanted to thank the museum for putting on the babies' day on the last Wednesday of each month. It is the second time that I have gone and I have enjoyed myself considerably. It is a really nice activity to do with my baby and the boxes of hands on activities are very interesting and fun for her. There are not a lot of opportunities in the city to do things like this and to really have something that is interactive for the babies. Also, it has encouraged me to take my daughter to the museum which I hope to become a tradition for a long time to come. Thank you so much for offering this day for us moms and babies.Everyone was so nice and wonderful and I look forward to coming again!" Amanda.

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My first Fantasia at the McCord Museum

Saturday, July 18 and Saturday, July 25, at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 20 and Monday, July 27, at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

J.A. Bombardier Theatre in the McCord Museum

The popular short film series is back this year with entertainment for the whole family. Four different programs are offered free of charge by the Fantasia International Film Festival in collaboration with the McCord Museum.

My First Fantasia at the McCord Museum - International Program 1
Saturday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The program features ten recent animated short films from countries around the world, including Belgium, the United States, France, Hungary, Japan and Turkey. All of the films are in French or without dialogue.

My First Fantasia at the McCord Museum - Carte Blanche to the National Film Board
Monday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Executive Producer at the NFB's French Animation Studio, Julie Roy, was given carte blanche with this program. Her work has won many national and international awards. Julie Roy has selected some of the best short films made using the technique of stop motion, which creates animation through a sequence of frames. All of the films are in French or without dialogue.

My First Fantasia at the McCord Museum - International Program 2
Saturday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The program features 10 recent animated short films from countries around the world, including Germany, Brazil, Chile, South Korea, the United States, France, the Netherlands, Russia and Switzerland. All of the films are in French or without dialogue.

My First Fantasia at the McCord Museum - Quebec Program
Monday, July 27 at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

This program is composed entirely of productions from Quebec. It offers 19 short films or recent micro-short films, some animated, others with actors, all of them entertaining. You'll see four episodes of the adorable series Camille raconte and three family selections from the National Film Board. All of the films are in French or without dialogue.

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