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Education Programs

From diverse exhibitions to unique and engaging educational programs, THEMUSEUM is proud to offer a wide variety of museum experiences designed to support and enhance the lessons being taught in your classroom. Our inspired team of educators and interpreters look forward to welcoming your class this school year!

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Primary and Junior Programs

Permanent Programs

With direct connections to the curriculum, permanent programs enrich classroom learning in an engaging environment.

Descriptions

Along the Lines of Colour
Curriculum Connection: The Arts: Visual Arts
Unleash your inner artist and explore the world of colour! Investigate how artists use colour, texture, shape and line to suggest different ideas, feelings, and messages through their art. Learn how to dot, dash, and swirl like the masters and then use your imagination to complete a colour-filled art challenge.

Discover Space
Curriculum Connection:
 Science and Technology: Understanding Earth and Space Systems
Explore the night sky and blast off into outer space in our Star Lab planetarium. Discover planets, moons, stars, and satellites while uncovering the relationship between humans and our solar system. End the visit by launching your very own rocket in our atrium!

KIC – Energy in our Lives
Curriculum Connection:
 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 our sun.

KiM – A Healthy Start
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems Health and Physical Education: Healthy Living
Meet KiM, our Kids in Motion mascot, and learn about different parts of the body in this interactive program. Move and groove to get your hearts pumping before learning about healthy foods while enjoying a fruit smoothie.

KiM – Science Within
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Discover the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems in your body in this highly interactive program. Create working models of each system and take a look at a real pig lung!

Mission Possible
Curriculum Connection:
 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’!

littleBits
Curriculum Connection:
 Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy
Harness the power of electricity! Explore the different types of circuits through hands-on activities. Use our littleBits library to see how electricity travels and brings things to life through light, sound, or motion.

StarLab Presentations
Curriculum Connection:
 Science and Technology: Understanding Earth and Space Systems
Take your class on an out-of-this-world trip in our planetarium. Understand planets, moons, stars, and satellites, travel through space, and uncover mysteries of our solar system.

Still Standing
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
Calling all builders! Learn about the impact natural disasters have on our buildings and structures by creating your own that’s strong enough to withstand the effects of different disasters. See which ones will stay standing and which will come crumbling down.

The Power of Light
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy
Do-gooders unite! Explore the powers of light in our super heroes in training program. Learn how to harness the properties of light to create your own superhero gadgets.

The Underground Studio MakerSpace Programs

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

Descriptions

Against The Grain: Woodbots – Woodworking
Curriculum Connection: 
Mathematics: Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense 
Calling all tech-loving woodworkers! Learn the proper techniques of using woodworking tools to create a one-of-a-kind wooden robot.

*NEW* Light it Up! – Circuitry and Textiles 
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and The Arts: Visual Arts 
Using conductive thread, makers will learn how to sew proper stitches to create a wristband that lights up when worn!

Destination Disassembly – Deconstruction 
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and The Arts: Visual Arts  
Students will learn about the engineering design process to consider a simple challenge by deconstructing found objects using tools and methods provided. They will then be tasked with assembling a unique object that fulfills an imagined function.

Hello, Mr. Robot (Jr.) – Computer Programming (1 – 6)
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration, Partnering and Algebra
Makers have the power! Introduce your students to computer programming in this highly engaging and colourful workshop using our Ozobot Robots.

Screen Time – Screen Printing and Textiles
Curriculum Connection: 
The Arts: Visual Arts and Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra, Geometry and Spatial Sense 
Makers will learn the elements and principles of design while creating a unique t-shirt logo by using proper screen printing techniques. 

Thinking with Volumes – 3D Modelling
Curriculum Connection:
The Arts: Visual Arts, Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra, Geometry and Spatial Sense 
Makers will explore the fundamentals of geometry and space while designing a key chain in Tinkercad. Makers will then learn how to safely solder their own ring onto a pre-printed design!

Exhibition Programs

Students will explore the exhibitions in exciting and educational ways to ignite curiosity and encourage critical thinking.

Descriptions

Come to Your Senses
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems
After exploring the exhibition, BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head, students will put their senses to the test to better understand how their brain controls their whole body.

Protect that Brain!
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems and Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
Your task is simple – protect the brain. Through exploration in the exhibition, BRAIN The World Inside Your Head, students will work in teams to understand the importance of wearing helmets and protecting their brain from injury.

Technology Playground
Curriculum Connection:
Language and Science and technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms.
We are living in a world where anything is possible! After exploring TIFF’s digiPlaySpace exhibition, students will brainstorm and invent their own creation fit for the 21st century. With an open mind, the possibilities to create are endless!

digiPlaySpace is an award-winning interactive exhibition where students engage with new-media technologies, learning-centric games and hands-on activities. Explore this exhibition with your students and show them works from internationally acclaimed artists that support diverse learning styles, and boost new-media literacy skills.

The BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head, uses innovative special effects, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays to show how the brain functions – and sometimes – malfunctions. Opens September 29, 2018! 

Themed Programs

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

Descriptions

*NEW* Full STEAM Ahead!
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms and The Arts: Visual Arts
October 29 – November 1
Join the makers of The Underground Studio MakerSpace and explore the complexities of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
It all starts here!

*NEW* Space Quest
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Earth and Space Systems
November 26 – November 30
Blast Off! In celebration of the December 2018 space launch, provide your students with an experience that is out of this world. Explore the stars, build a rocket and learn about life in space.

Indigenous Intersections
Curriculum Connection:
Social Studies: Heritage and Identity 
March 25 – March 29
Stories unite us. They come from traditions of the wampum weavers and oral storytellers sharing tales of Turtle Island. Students will have the unique opportunity to learn about traditions and the rich culture of Canadian First Nations communities.

Medieval Week
Curriculum Connection:
Social Studies: Heritage and Identity 
May 6 – May 10
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Students will be immersed in unique hands-on medieval activities and workshops as we travel back to medieval times. Experience the challenges, intrigue and excitement of living during medieval times – all led by in-character facilitators.

*NEW* EDUKITS

Hands-on learning kits designed to provide your students with unforgettable experiences without even leaving the classroom!

Descriptions

Unwrapping Egypt 
Curriculum Connection: 
Social Studies: Heritage and Identity.
Unwrap over 3,000 years of history, culture and tradition while exploring the Egyptian civilization, all in the comfort of your own classroom.

Intermediate and Senior Programs

Permanent Programs

With direct connections to the curriculum, permanent programs enrich classroom learning in an engaging environment.

Descriptions

StarLab Presentations
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Earth and Space Systems 
Take your class on a trip in our planetarium. Understand planets, moons, stars, and satellites while you travel through space and uncover mysteries of our solar system!

Disaster Strikes! 
Curriculum Connection:
History and Geography: Global Settlement 
Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet and students will play THEMUSEUM’s original board game, Disaster Strikes! to understand how communities around the world cope with the devastation caused by natural disasters. Find out if your city can survive Nature Unleashed!

The Underground Studio MakerSpace Programs

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

Descriptions

Against the Grain: Woodbots – Woodworking
Curriculum Connection: 
Mathematics: Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense, The Arts: Visual Arts, Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms 
Calling all tech-loving woodworkers! Learn the proper techniques of using woodworking tools to create a one-of-a-kind wooden robot.

*NEW* Light it Up! – Circuitry and Textiles
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and The Arts: Visual Arts 
Using conductive thread, makers will learn how to sew proper stitches to create a wristband that lights up when worn!

Destination Disassembly – Deconstruction 
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and The Arts: Visual Arts  
Students will learn about the engineering design process to consider a simple challenge by deconstructing found objects using tools and methods provided. They will then be tasked with assembling a unique object that fulfills an imagined function.

Hello, Mr. Robot (Sr.) – Computer Programming (7 – 12)
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and Mathematics: Number Sense and Numeration, Patterning and Algebra
Challenge your students to understand computer programming by learning how to program one of our Ozobot Robots. Students will learn about the ins and outs of making a robot function. 

Screen Time – Screen Printing and Textiles
Curriculum Connection: 
The Arts: Visual Arts and Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra, Geometry and Spatial Sense 
Makers will learn the elements and principles of design while creating a unique t-shirt logo by using proper screen printing techniques. 

Thinking with Volumes – 3D Modelling
Curriculum Connection:
The Arts: Visual Arts, Mathematics: Patterning and Algebra, Geometry and Spatial Sense 
Makers will explore the fundamentals of geometry and space while designing a key chain in Tinkercad. Makers will then learn how to safely solder their own ring onto a pre-printed design!

Exhibition Programs

Students will explore the exhibitions in exciting and educational ways to ignite curiosity and encourage critical thinking.

Descriptions

Protect that Brain!
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems and Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms
Your task is simple – protect the brain. Through exploration in the exhibition, BRAIN The World Inside Your Head, students will work in teams to understand the importance of wearing helmets and protecting their brain from injury.

Themed Programs

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

Descriptions

*NEW*Full STEAM Ahead!
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology: Understanding Structures and Mechanisms and The Arts: Visual Arts 
October 29 – November 1
Join the makers of The Underground Studio MakerSpace and explore the complexities of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
It all starts here!

Pink Shirt Day
Curriculum Connection: 
Health and Physical Education: Healthy Living 
February 27 – March 5
Share your voice. Stand together. Take action. THEMUSEUM is hosting Pink Shirt Day with the goal of illuminating the importance of diversity, kindness and acceptance in our schools to end bullying.

*NEW* EDUKITS

Hands-on learning kits designed to provide your students with unforgettable experiences without even leaving the classroom!

Descriptions

Surviving Nature Unleashed
Curriculum Connection:
History and Geography: Global Settlements
Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet and society through various hands on activities including THEMUSEUM’s popular original board game Disaster Strikes!