During School Break, parents and children visiting the Museum can take part in several entertaining activities!
Archaeologist for a day: Grab your brooms *New*
Taking place in all-new spaces in the Mariners’ House, the Archaeo-Adventure Workshop is a unique simulated dig space for youth and families. Children get to explore the archaeology profession and are introduced to field and lab work. They can explore and find traces of occupation from the Native era to the 19th century, just as real archaeologists did on the site of the Museum. It’s quite an adventure!
Please note that the Archaeo-Adventure Workshop will not be available on Wednesday March 6 before 1 p.m.
Who are the Samurai? *New*
The legendary warriors who ruled Japan for over 700 years are in the spotlight at the Museum! Families can become acquainted with their fascinating and intriguing world by visiting the exhibition Samurai - The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau showcasing objects from the prestigious collection of researcher, professor, and speaker Richard Béliveau. Children will learn that the samurais’ lives were guided by a code of honour based on such virtues as strength, modesty, sensibility, aesthetics, and spirituality, while viewing authentic helmets, armours, masks, and swords.
Even more to see and hear!
Dedicated spaces have been set aside in which families can explore the ways of life of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians through open workshops on the various roles of women, men, and children. Information on tool making, games of the era, and the recipe for sagamité are also featured.
During their Museum tour, families can take the opportunity to view the Yours Truly, Montréal multimedia show, presented every half-hour, which depicts the history of Montréal in 18 spellbinding minutes and serves as an excellent introduction to the permanent exhibition Where Montréal Was Born! They can also enjoy guided tours and info-sessions led by interpreter-guides, and view another permanent exhibition, Montréal Love Stories – The Cultural Connection.
All of these activities are included in the price of admission to the Museum.