As part of our weekly labs in the Earth Science class here in Montreal, there are a number of ‘excursions’ to various sites throughout the city that help students better understand some of the concepts taught in class. This past Friday, we spent our morning exploring the Redpath Museum and all of its little intricacies. The Redpath Museum is a natural history museum located the center of the McGill University campus, and has been around for a number of years, cementing itself as a Montreal institution.
I was somewhat surprised when walking into the Redpath Museum. It wasn’t very far from the Academic Center, only a few bus stops away, and was surrounded by the beautiful McGill buildings. There was even an ice rink right outside the entrance. Once we walked in, it seemed like a completely different place. Walking in the front door, you’re greeted with fossils of all shapes and sizes, as well as different kinds of stuff animals, all with their names and information underneath. Continue reading →