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Planning Your Class Visit

THEMUSEUM offers 20+ educational programs that directly follow the Ontario Ministry of Education’s curriculum with subjects ranging from art and language to science and math.

Booking A Class Trip

Booking a class trip to THEMUSEUM is simple! Follow the steps below to complete your booking.

  1. Choose your program, a preferred date/time and an alternate date/time.
  2. Decide if you will need a lunchroom during your visit.
  3. Complete the reservation online, OR call THEMUSEUM at (519) 749 9387, ext 256, OR email Education@THEMUSEUM.ca.
  4. A booking confirmation email will be sent to you shortly after your request is submitted.

Please note that your trip must be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to your visit date.
Please have the following information ready when you call or email:

  • Number of students and grade level
  • Preferred and alternate dates and times
  • Program choice(s)
  • Name, email address, complete school mailing address, telephone number, and head secretary email.
  • Method of payment
Cancellation Policy & Booking Changes

THEMUSEUM offers a flexible booking policy to help accommodate for inclement weather and unexpected schedule changes. If for any reason you need to cancel your visit, our $60 cancellation fee will be waived if you provide a minimum of two weeks’ notice, or if you rebook your visit within one month of the cancellation date. No fee will be applied to cancellations due to inclement weather if all other buses are cancelled.

Supervision

THEMUSEUM requires specific ratios for adult supervision to ensure the safety and protection of all students.

  • Between JK to Grade 1, there must be a 1:5 ratio.
  • Between Grade 2 and Grade 8, there must be a 1:8 ratio.
  • Between Grade 9 and Grade 12, there is a suggested 1:12 ratio.
  • For programs in The Underground Studio, there is a recommended 1:5 ratio. For Against the Grain (Woodworking), there is a recommended 1:4 ratio for extra safety supervision.

O.C.T. Teachers are always FREE at THEMUSEUM! For adult supervisors (parent/school volunteers or ECE’s) attending the field trip that exceed the ratio requirements, a cost of $8.96+HST each will be added. All additional adults must be billed with the school – individual payments will not be processed. Due to space restrictions, not all additional adult supervisors may be able to attend the scheduled programs.

Adult Supervisors are required to:

  • remain with their assigned students at all times
  • be responsible for the behaviour and discipline of their students at all times

THEMUSEUM is an extension of your classroom and as such, classroom rules of conduct are in effect throughout the duration of your visit. For the safety and enjoyment of your class and our visitors, all students must be closely supervised at all times while in THEMUSEUM. Rowdy, disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and if a group becomes disorderly during a program or while touring the exhibits, the group may be asked to leave without a refund.