• Darwin Day at the Redpath

    ON FEB. 12 – Join us for a celebration of all things Darwinian on the exact birthday of Charles Darwin in 1859.

    12h-15h: Demonstration by McGill Flintknappers Club. In World Cultures Gallery, 3rd floor.

    13h-16h: Fossil preparation by Museum Paleontology Technician Chantal Montreuil and Holly Ghandhi. In Entrance Hall.

    11h-14h: A Darwinian Treasure Hunt. In all the galleries. Animated by the Redpath Museum Society. Bilingual, for all ages.

    11h-14h:  Revealing Specieswith evolutionary art. Animated by Lea McLean (Visual Arts Centre, Westmount). In Room 200. Participants will be introduced to the artwork of artist/philosopher/biologist Ernst Haeckel. Using Haeckel’s art as inspiration, they will work with a scratchboard made with colorful oil pastels and ink. Participants will scratch out their invented underwater species on this surface.

    12h-16h: Tree of Life and Evolution games. Bilingual. All ages welcome. In Auditorium.

    16h:   Special Darwin lecture: Darwin and the Museum. By Victoria Dickenson (Museum Consultant, formerly Director McCord Museum). In Auditorium.

    FREE with voluntary admission to Museum. No reservation necessary.

    More info at http://www.mcgill.ca/redpath/whatson/other