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We have highlighted which programs best suit various grade levels and ages, but this does not limit you to that program. Our school programs also fulfill some requirements for Girl Guides and Scouts badges.


Maximum Students per program


For In-Museum Field Trip


For outreach visit to your classroom


For a virtual field trip

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School and group bookings have a non-refundable $10 deposit to hold your date.

Upcoming Programs for Kids

School Programs

Offered: In-Museum and Outreach
Curriculum Connections: 

  • K-Grade 2 BC Science curriculum
  • K-Grade 1 BC Social Studies curriculum

Length: 90 minutes

Where does water come from? Students will recognize that freshwater is a limited resource, and explore the water cycle. Then, students will consider the questions: How are the oceans and water connected to us? What is pollution? How can we keep our water clean? By the end of the program, students will leave with a sense of optimism and tangible ways that they can keep the ocean healthy.

Offered: In-Museum, Outreach, Virtual
Curriculum Connections: 

  • Grades 4-6 BC Social Studies curriculum
  • Grade 9 BC Social Studies curriculum

Length: 90 minutes

Immigration has significantly shaped our country, resulting in the culturally diverse landscapes that we see today. Immigrants’ journeys to Canada forever changed their lives as well as the lives of those already living here. During this program, students will reflect on what it means to be “Canadian,” empathize with refugees with a suitcase activity, and consider the legacy of discriminatory immigration policies.

Offered: In-Museum, Outreach, Virtual
Curriculum Connections: 

  • Grades 4-6 BC Social Studies curriculum

Length: 90 minutes

Exploration and learning about the land have been part of most cultures across the world. Students will learn about different types of “exploration” and consider how it impacted people living on BC’s west coast. They will practice their own survival skills such as knot tying and navigation skills.

Offered: In-Museum and Virtual
Curriculum Connections: 

  • Grades 4-9 BC Social Studies curriculum

Length: 90 minutes

The Hudson’s Bay Company has had a profound impact on Indigenous Peoples, settlers, and the land. During this interactive school program, students will explore how society, economy, and environment are inherently integrated. They will have the opportunity to examine real otter and beaver pelts, a Hudson’s Bay blanket and other items important to the trade economy. Students will also consider the legacy that the HBC has on today’s society.

Frequently Asked Questions

Museum Tots is included in adult admission or membership. Check out the Calendar listing for more information about individual ongoing programs such as Museum Tots. To book a private Museum Tots program for your group, use the booking form.

Within 3-5 working days of submitting your non-refundable $10 deposit through our booking form, we will confirm your reservation via email and submit an invoice for the remaining cost of the program.

If we cancel a program, you will receive a full refund of your deposit. If you need to cancel or rebook, tell us within 48 hours prior to the start of the program to move your date. If you are a no-show, your $10 deposit will not be refunded.

We want students to have a memorable and immersive museum experience. Our programs are designed so that every student can participate and use all program materials with facilitation and support.

Designated aides are always admitted for free. Please let us know how we can best support you in the registration booking notes on the booking form.

We appreciate that teachers and supervisors support a positive learning experience, and offer free admission to 1 adult chaperone for every 5 students. We may ask supervising adults to assist with their group or the school program.

If you are interested in a date or time not listed on our calendar, please email; we may still be able to accommodate your group!

If you have questions or are not sure which experience would best suit your group’s needs, please email before filling in the booking form. Let us know your group size, the age of participants, and your interests.

Yes, we do! A Social Story is a social narrative for sensory and learning needs. It lets you know what to expect during your visit.

You can download a PDF of our Social Story here.