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EDUCATION AT THEMUSEUM

THEMUSEUM is a premier cultural  destination dedicated to presenting fresh, inspired content from around the globe in unique and immersive ways designed to showcase art & technology at play. With diverse exhibitions and engaging programs, we are proud to offer an extensive range of museum experiences designed to support and enhance the lessons taught in your classrooms. 

Program Guide 

Discover the enriching variety of programs offered at THEMUSEUM by checking out our Education Program Guide. THEMUSEUM offers more than 22 educational programs!

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Permanent Programs

With direct connections to the curriculum, permanent programs enrich classroom learning.

Descriptions

Mission Possible (JK/SK)

Curriculum Connections –The Kindergarten Program: DLMB and PS

THEMUSEUM needs your help! Use teamwork and inquiry skills to solve mysteries throughout THEMUSEUM to figure out ‘who did it’.

Along the Lines of Colour (K – Gr. 3)

Curriculum Connections – The Arts: Visual Arts

Unleash your inner artist and explore the world of colour! Investigate how artists use colour, texture, shape, and line to create different feelings, ideas and messages through their art. Learn how to paint like the masters and complete a colour-filled art challenge.

Kids in Motion: A Healthy Start (K – Gr. 3)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems, Health and Physical Education: Healthy Living

Meet KiM, our Kids in Motion mascot! Learn about different parts of the body in this interactive program. Move and groove to get your heart pumping and learn about healthy foods

Kids Inspiring Change: Energy in Our Lives (Gr. 1)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy

Investigate solar power and energy conservation through a series of hands-on activities and learn about the importance of the sun.

Come to Your Senses (Gr. 1 – 6)

Curriculum connections – Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems

Put your senses to the test and be amazed by your brain’s extraordinary ability to decode the world around it in this highly interactive workshop exploring the five senses to enrich students with a better understanding of the brain’s connection to the human body.

StarLab (Gr. 1 – 8)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology: Earth and Space Systems

Take your class on a trip to the stars. Understand planets, moons, stars, and satellites while you travel through space and uncover mysteries of our solar system!

The Power of Light (Gr. 4)

Curriculum Connections – Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy

Do-gooders unite! Explore the powers of light in our superheroes-in-training program. Learn how to harness the properties of light to create your own superhero gadgets.

Protect That Brain (Gr. 4 – 8)

Curriculum connections – Science & Technology: Understanding Life Systems, Science & Technology: Structures & Mechanisms

Your task is simple – protect the brain. Explore the amazing science behind the human brain and the amazing things it is capable of, and why it’s so important to protect it from injury. Students will then work in teams to design and test a helmet to protect a stand-in brain from injury

Protecting Pollinators (Gr. 4 – 8)

Curriculum connections – Science & Technology: Life Systems

What’s all the buzz about? From bees and bats, to birds and beetles, explore the world of
pollinators and discover their vital importance to our ecosystem. Students will learn how to make a bee-friendly watering dish to take home to help protect pollinators in their own backyards!

Discover Space (Gr. 6)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology: Earth and Space Systems

Explore the night sky and blast off into outer space in our StarLab planetarium. Discover planets, moons, stars and satellites while uncovering humans’ relation to our solar system. End the visit by working in teams to launch your very own rocket in our atrium.

Disaster Strikes (Gr. 7 – 8)

Curriculum connections – History and Geography: Global Settlement

Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet as students play THEMUSEUM’s original board game, Disaster Strikes! Understand how communities around the world cope with the devastation caused by natural disasters and find out if your city can survive nature unleashed!

Themed Programs

Students are provided with a full day of immersive, interactive and hands-on programming.

Descriptions

Indigenous Intersections (Gr. 4 – 6)

March 27 – March 30, 2023

Curriculum connections – Social Studies: Past & Present Societies

Students will have the unique opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture of
Indigenous communities through a variety of interactive and engaging workshops.

Medieval Week (Gr. 4)

May 1 – May 5, 2023

Curriculum connections – Social Studies: Past & Present Societies

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Students will travel back in time and experience the challenges, intrigue and excitement of living during medieval times.

The Underground Studio MakerSpace Programs

Students will learn through experimentation, exploration, and by ‘failing’ forward in our one-of-a-kind workshops.

Descriptions

Conduction Junction (Gr. 1 – 5)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology

Using conductive tape, students will learn how a circuit works to create their very own light-up card!

Hello, Mr. Robot (Jr.) (Gr. 1 – 6)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology; Mathematics

In this workshop, students will learn about computer programming and coding! Students have the opportunity to explore the Scratch platform and program their own short animations.

Against the Grain: Woodbots (Gr. 3– 12)

Curriculum connections – Mathematics; The Arts; Science and Technology

Calling all tech-loving woodworkers! Learn the proper techniques of using woodworking tools to create a one-of-a-kind wooden robot.

Destination Disassembly (Gr. 3 – 12)

Curriculum connections – The Arts; Science and Technology

Explore various tools in The Underground Studio MakerSpace that are instrumental in the design and engineering process. Students will challenge themselves by creating unique sculptures from objects and toys.

Screen Time (Gr. 3 – 12)

Curriculum connections – The Arts; Spatial Sense

Makers will learn the elements and principles of design while creating a unique logo by using proper screen-printing techniques.

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle (Gr. 4 – 12)

Curriculum connections – Science & Technology: Relating Science and Technology to Our Changing World

Light it Up! (Gr. 6 – 12)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology

Using conductive thread, makers will learn how to sew proper stitches to create a wristband that lights up when worn!

Hello, Mr. Robot (Sr.) (Gr. 7 – 12)

Curriculum connections – Science and Technology; Mathematics

In this workshop, students will learn about computer programming and coding! Students have the opportunity to explore the Scratch platform and program their own short animations.

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