Exploring the Museum

60 min. or 90 min. with multimedia show60 people max.
Exploring the Museum

Curious preschoolers and kindergarten students are always welcome at Pointe-à-Callière.

A Museum guide and assistant Arty Fact, an irresistible puppet, will take them on an exciting tour. Here at the Museum, objects, the walls and even the floor have stories to tell! The children will discover some objects unearthed by archaeologists. Ready for adventure? Open your eyes and ears wide!

Students will also get to experience Generations MTL, presented in a room equipped with a 270º screen. Archaeological remains come to life, a countdown begins, centuries roll by… Suddenly, an island appears, and then, a city. A captivating and memorable immersive experience!

What will the students do at the Museum?

  • Imagine life in days gone by as they examine some easily understood models of the city under their feet.
  • Explore a unique, fascinating site, the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.
  • See some actual archaeological artifacts and find out what archaeologists do.
  • Have fun handling objects from different time periods as they categorize, compare and identify them.

Concepts covered during the workshop

  • Museum, archaeology, past, present, city, archaeological digs, discoveries, artifacts. The workshop draws on the concepts of time and space, in particular.

Competencies developed

The activities during this workshop are in line with the Quebec Education Program and help develop the following competencies:

  • Construct their understanding of the world:
    • Show interest and curiosity concerning history, geography (and archaeology);
    • Experiment and use tools, materials and strategies in these subject areas;
    • Make connections with their everyday life.

Information and reservations

Hours and rates of visits and group activities 2019-2020

September 2020 to April 2021
Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
+ Mondays October 26 and December 14, 2020

May-June 2021
Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm
+ Mondays June 7, 14 and 21, 2021

Rates in effect as of September 1, 2020

Elementary Students$9.50
Secondary Students$10.50
Accompanying Adults (1 for 15 students)Free
Additional Accompanying Adult$14
3rd or additional adult$17
Role of accompanying adults

Divide the group into smaller sub-groups according to the number of groups specified on your reservation. The number of groups required corresponds to the number of accompanying adults required during the visit.

Follow the group at all times to maintain discipline and manage particular cases. The mediator or guide will lead the visit. Accompanying adults must stay with and supervise the group during lunch time.

Lunch room

A lunch room is available for groups.
Reservations required.

Per student$1
Free if taking part in two activities during the day.

Access to the Museum

Consult instructions.
There is free bus parking on de la Commune Street, at the corner of Place Royale.

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