Run by McGill University, this old-time museum focuses on natural history and is best known for its Egyptian collection—including mummies and a sarcophagus—and a small display of fully constructed dinosaur skeletons. It’s the kind of stuff kids love. There’s an impressive collection of minerals from Québec province as well as an outdoor geological garden displaying examples of minerals and fossils from all parts of Canada. The museum is in a nice part of downtown on the McGill campus, and is free. It’s not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber