Family


Why not discover Montréal as a family with your children ages six to 12? It’s a great opportunity for fun and discovery. The CHM has something just for you. Whether you are in the comfort of your home or at the museum, we have activities to offer you.

Our exhibition, Traces. Places. Memories, features family modules specially designed for you and your children, allowing you to discover the lives of six families from different eras, through the illustrations of Jean-Paul Eid and narrated stories.

March break

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 7, 8, and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Centre d'histoire de Montréal is offering two fun and historical activities for March Break. What better excuse for a family outing in Old Montreal?

1) My Explorer's Notebook : Let's Visit the Centre d'histoire de Montréal

During your visit to the CHM, we invite you to meet children who lived in different eras of Montréal’s history through modules designed for children and illustrated by comic strip author Jean-Paul Eid.

This Notebook for children ages six to 12 includes games that will help them discover our exhibit Traces. Places. Memories.

2) Exploration 67

The Centre d’histoire de Montréal has programmed history-oriented diversions for the 2018 Spring Break, a great opportunity for a family outing to Old Montreal. Three activities on the theme of young people at Expo 67 will be appreciated by the older and younger generations and everyone in between.

  • Design your own pavilion

The 107 pavilions at Expo 67 featured national and provincial exhibits, religious and other thematic content, and the achievements of private entities. Many pavilions were examples of spectacular avant-garde architecture. Participants in this activity are invited to imagine and design an Expo pavilion. Afterwards, the young artists’ creations will be hung in the museum.

  • Jigsaw puzzles

When visiting the Expo Extra! exhibition, young people can also work on puzzles (of various levels of difficulty) depicting emblematic elements of Expo 67 that still exist on the site: the Biosphere (the U.S.A. Pavilion), the Montreal Casino (the French Pavilion), Habitat 67, La Ronde’s “Joyeux moussaillons” boat ride, and Alexander Calder’s sculpture, Man.

  • Techno objects of the 1960s

Going back before cell phones and the Internet, a guide introduces children to the tech marvels of a previous era while their parents or grandparents wax nostalgic. The stereoscopic View-Master, the rotary telephone, the record player, the slide carousel, and the video projector: these obsolete tech marvels astonish today’s youngsters and lead to animated discussions between the generations.

Information :
514 872-3207
No reservations needed.

Admission fee:
Free of charge for children 6 to 12; regular admission fee for accompanying adults.

My Explorer's Notebook : Let's Visit the Centre d'histoire de Montréal


During your visit to the CHM, we invite you to meet children who lived in different eras of Montréal’s history through modules designed for children and illustrated by comic strip author Jean-Paul Eid.

This Notebook for children ages six to 12 includes games that will help them discover our exhibit Traces. Places. Memories.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeannot et la Roulotte


Conte Jeannot et la Roulotte Seated comfortably at home, you can listen to the story “Jeannot et La Roulotte (in French)” read by Paul Buissonneau, who founded this wonderful travelling theatre with Claude Robillard in 1953.

The Jeannot et la Roulotte story (in French)

Jeannot et la RoulotteOn the “Jeannot et la Roulotte” site, the “Jeannot s’amuse” section will introduce you to the history of parks in Montréal from 1953 to 1963. The site features fun games for kids, too!