Cultural Activities

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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.



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 until April 5, 2015 for the exhibition The Island of Toys.

* Backpacks available in limited quantities.


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.

Until April 5, 2015: History puts on its Sunday best for the treasures of the Island of Toys! Make a treasure map using recycled materials.

From April 12 to May 17, 2015: Create masques inspired by figures portrayed in the exhibition Montreal - Points of View.



Story Hour

Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Level 1 Exhibition Hall

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

Until April 5, 2015: The adventures of imaginary characters will transport young and old alike to the faraway, magical Island of Toys.

From April 12 to May 17, 2015: Legends shape the collective imagination and are passed down through the generations. Children and adults are invited to hear some of these traditional stories.

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Guest publisher for the McCord Museum exhibition The Island of Toys


Parents and Tots


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: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, 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 Love in Fine Fashion.

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

Available in English and French.


"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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Exhibition about creating books by Yvan Pommaux


February 24 to April 12, 2015, on the ground floor near the Boutique

Find out how books are created at this exhibition illustrated by Yvan Pommaux to mark the 50th anniversary of L'école des loisirs.

Exhibition path (In French)


L'École des loisirs Festive Weekend

April 11 and April 12, 2015

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of L'école des loisirs with us. You'll meet authors Yvan Pommaux and Claude K. Dubois. There will also be activities, special exhibitions of children's works, stories, and a chance to browse through a large selection of books.