The Museum’s encyclopedic collection is an invaluable resource for all!

A field trip to the Museum provides an enriching cultural experience. With the guidance of our educators, students will learn to appreciate art more fully and take part in creative activities.

A family outing to the Museum is a great way to spend time together while discovering cultural diversity. In addition to our popular art workshops, we also have musical activities, films and other surprises in store. Families can also enjoy our activities during Spring Break, at our Day Camp, in the StudiO and at Birthday Workshops.
Watch our calendar for details!

Art does you good!

Sharing the Museum is an educational program that offers community organizations working with people who would not otherwise be able to visit the Museum free access to guided tours and workshops.

Education, an essential part of the Museum’s mission!

Cultural activities

Things to do with family and friends
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Family Activities

Family Weekends

Every Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of free activities for the whole family!

At the Museum, we know that family time is very precious, so we have prepared a varied program of activities to offer you a memorable cultural experience with your children.

Birthday Party at the Museum?


Online media

Watch and listen to our reports and interviews recorded at the Museum


Activities that allow participants
to explore and create

School Outings

School Outings

For Teachers

Educational resources and 2016-2017 School Outings

The Museum’s encyclopedic collection offers an endless array of themes and subjects. In addition, online Teacher Resources are available to enrich your classes and projects.

Virtual museum

Virtual Exhibition

This site offers you a chance to peruse the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ collection of Quebec and Canadian art.

Educational Displays

Montreal in Love: Embracing Diversity 

On the eve of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, Marie-Christine Ladouceur-Girard reached out to inspiring Montreal-based intercultural couples with the goal of sharing their contributions to our social dialogue. The couples were captured in the midst of their daily lives by the renown news photographer, Jacques Nadeau (of Le Devoir), and talented photographer Mikaël Theimer (Portraits de Montréal).

Mail Art: Poetic Portraits

As part of the programme Une école montréalaise pour tous, the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier of Education and Art Therapy at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is presenting the exhibition Mail Art: Poetic Portraits. Students from five elementary schools in low-income neighbourhoods took part in a cultural activity at the Museum to create postal art, an artistic form of correspondence. This educational display features close to 200 postcards in which each participant reveals reveal clues about their identity.

Drawing in the Name of Freedom

The MMFA pays tribute to freedom of expression in the service of peace

Following the murderous assaults on journalists and citizens in Paris in January 7 2015 – the attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket causing the deaths of civilians – the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is reacting. An educational initiative has been launched to encourage reflection on freedom of expression in the service of peace by means of drawing, that powerful universal language.

Courses & Workshops

This winter, we’ve got an exciting lineup of art workshops for both beginners and more advanced artists. Join us for hours of inspired creativity!

View list of courses and workshops

Community Programmes

Sharing the Museum

Sharing the Museum

For almost fifteen years, the MMFA has been offering Sharing the Museum, a free educational experience available to community organizations working with people who would not otherwise be able to visit the Museum.

Semaine relâche

Family Saturdays

For fifteen years, the Museum has worked closely with the government organization Une école montréalaise pour tous. This collaboration has led to the implementation of a programme facilitating access to culture for underprivileged families, who come to the Museum one Saturday a month.

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It consists of welcoming pupils from disadvantaged schools by subsidizing the transportation and cost of the activities, and also by encouraging families in difficult circumstances to visit the Museum. Thus families identified by the organization Une école montréalaise pour tous are brought to the MMFA in specially chartered buses. The Museum provides them with passes that grant free admission to the collections and to all family activities.

Family Saturdays host about ninety visiting families one Saturday per month. Three workshops are reserved for them and six educators are on hand to lead the activities. The programme is already a hit: so many families are eager to participate that Saturdays are often fully booked!