An invitation to families to explore and create in connection with this summer's feature exhibition
Fabergé, Jeweller to the Czars.

Passes required and available for free at the Family Lounge in the Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière of the Museum, starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the activity.


10.15 a.m. / 11.15 a.m. BILINGUAL
Duration: 45 minutes

Come out, come out, wherever you are!

May and June
Get Cracking!
Create an egg in clay and decorate it with beads.

July and August
The Fabulous Realm of the Czars
Create a crown inspired by tales of royalty.

Place: Studio 7

*Pass required.


1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. - Bilingual
Duration: 60 minutes
Place: Studios 3

Experiment with a medium in these hour-long workshops led by our educators: In these workshops, led by our educators on a variety of themes, creativity is a family affair.

Construct a three-dimensional landscape

Funky Fabergé!
Design a funky frame for a drawn portrait.

The Czars: Sparkle and Splendour
Create a piece of jewellery featuring a miniature wash portrait.

Make Me an Egg!

Create a gorgeous three-dimensional egg.

The Chicken or the Egg?

Gain inspiration from the Fabergé hen to create your own rococo collage.

*Pass required.

Drop-in Workshops*

Create a twilight landscape with cut-out silhouettes and watercolour

May to August
Take a creative break with one of our educators.

Precious Boxes
Folded paper with decorations

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Bilingual
Place: Lunch Room*
*The weekends of August 9-10 and August 16-17, the workshop will take place exceptionally in Studio 8 instead of the lunch room.

*First come, first served.


11.15 a.m. - In English and French
Duration: 45 minutes

Except for Sunday, May 11 and 25, and June 15

Young and old are invited to discover the collection of decorative arts and design with a Volunteer Guide.

Meeting place:
Lobby of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion

*Pass required.

musical family weekends*


Once a month, join us for a hands-on exploration of art through music.
Passes will be distributed in the Family Lounge of the Studios Art & Education Michel de la Chenelière starting at 10 a.m. the day of the activity.

Petits bruits de la toile
Sunday, May 18
2 p.m. - IN FRENCH
Duration: 75 minutes

A poetic meeting between contemporary music and the visual arts, led by musician Emmanuelle Lizère, followed by an art workshop led by an educator.

Meeting place: Family Lounge
Activity location: Galleries of Contemporary Art, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Level S2

*Pass required.

Le chant de verre
Sunday, June 15
2 p.m. - In French
Duration: 75 minutes

While visitors explore the sculptures, glass will make its voice heard, at times crystalline, at times colourful, flowing or translucent, through sounds played live by a musician. Glass bowls, rods and beads will resound: an astonishing voyage for the eyes and the ears! A musical activity led by Emmanuelle Lizère, followed by a visual arts workshop led by an educator.

Meeting place: Family Lounge
Activity location: Arthur Lismer Gallery – “Glass in
All Its Forms,” Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion,
Level 2

*Pass required.

Traditional African Music
Sunday, July 6
2 p.m. - BILINGUAL
Duration: 45 minutes

Discover West African music with griot Aboulaye Koné Moriké. This musician-entertainer will introduce his array of instruments, explain how they were built and demonstrate the music they produce, as well as talk about the importance of music in the daily lives of children and adults.

Meeting place and activity location: Hall of Bronzes, Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion – Level 2

*Pass required.

Les contes du vent
Sunday, August 24
2 p.m. - In French
Duration: 60 minutes

They talk of the birth of the earth and the sky… of the shadowland… and of a dreadful storm… Come and discover a whole range of wind instruments, along with an exciting story, and then take part in an art workshop led by an educator.

Meeting place: Family Lounge

Activity location: The Salon, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Level 2

*Pass required.