Cultural Activities

Educational Activities

Outdoors Activities


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

Presented by Hydro-Québec and


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, until November 16 for the exhibition Bens - The Legendary Deli, and, starting November 16, for the
exhibition The Island of Toys.


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 October 12, 2014: Featuring a theme related to the exhibition Music - Quebec: From Charlebois to Arcade Fire, this activity invites families to create their own album cover by combining collages and illustrations.

October 19 to November 9, 2014: Basing themselves on the exhibition Wearing our Identity - The First Peoples Collection, visitors of all ages will enjoy creating a beaded bracelet inspired by the First Peoples art of beading.

November 16, 2014 to April 19, 2015: History puts on its Sunday best for the treasures of the Island of Toys! This activity, inspired by the exhibition's theme, invites visitors to make their own treasure map using recycled materials.


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 November 9, 2014: First Nations legends from yesterday and today await you at the Museum. In the Wearing our Identity exhibition halls, objects come to life through the tales told by our storytellers. Young and old are sweptaway to a world at the crossroads of the real and imaginary.

From November 16, 2014 to April 19, 2015: The adventures of imaginary characters will transport young and old alike to the faraway, magical 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: August 27, September 24, October 29, November 26, January 28,
February 25, March 25, April 29

***Please take note that the activity will not take place on Wednesday, December 24***

Free admission for one parent and baby under 18 months. No reservation required. Access at any time during the activity. Tickets required for the Music - Quebec: From Charlebois to Arcade Fire exhibition.

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.