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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


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.


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.


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: 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.


"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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Mon Premier FANTASIA

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

For a second consecutive year, the McCord Museum will host the series Mon Premier FANTASIA, a family event. Feature films and short films from Quebec and beyond will be presented free of charge twice a week during the Fantasia International Film Festival. Also on the program, producer Julie Roy will present a selection of National Film Board productions.

Watch this link for details about the official program.