New exhibit and free activities at Pointe à Callière

Kids can dig up cool artefacts and learn more about the history of Montreal and the archaeology profession



The new Queens of Egypt exhibit will set the theme for many free activities throughout the summer at Pointe à Callière museum. Visitors can explore the magnificent and mystical exhibit, which is primarily focused on the role of women in ancient Egyptian society and contains more than 350 artifacts. “The exhibition features magnificent sarcophagi (stone coffins), statues of queens, and a maquette of Nefertari’s tomb,” said the museum’s director of collections Katy Tari.

There will be free Family Sundays weekly from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. from July 8 until Aug. 26, with free activities linked to the exhibition held outside at Place D’Youville.

In August, visitors can try their hand at an archaeology dig animated by museum guides. Dig up cool artifacts and learn more about the history of Montreal and the archaeology profession.

The Pointe à Callière Public Market is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer with new activities that will link the market’s 18th century theme with modern times. This year, a small urban market with a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility will promote local products from eco-friendly enterprises, from urban farmers to recycling manufacturers. The market will also host a coureur des bois game (unlicensed fur traders from New France) where kids can learn the history and reality of the trade. The market will take place Aug. 25 and 26.

Pointe à Callière is located at the Old Port and is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is $22 for adults, $19 for seniors (65+), $15 for young adults (18-30), $13 for teenagers (13-17), $8 for children (5-12) and free for kids 4 and under. Family rates are also available.

For more information, visit pacmusee.qc.ca

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