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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 paint like the masters and then use your imagination to complete a colour-filled art challenge.

Come to Your Senses!
Curriculum Connection:
Students will put their senses to the test to better understand how their brain controls their whole body.

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!

Kids Inspiring Change – 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.

Kids In Motion – 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.

Kids In Motion – Science Within
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems
Discover the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous 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’!

The Power of Light
Curriculum Connection: 
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.

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 while you 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.

Technically Speaking
Curriculum Connection:
Examine media and its influence on people. Explore THEMUSEUM and use your imagination and creativity to take photos of the key elements of a story. Use them to create a storyboard of your very own adventure.

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.

Conduction Junction – Circuitry and Soldering 
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and The Arts: Visual Arts
Using conductive tape, 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  
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.

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
Working in pairs, makers have the power! Introduce your students to computer programming in this highly engaging and colourful workshop using our Ozobot Robots.

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!

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 tote bag 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 creating their own 3D model.

Exhibition Programs

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

Descriptions

 

Amazing Amphibians
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems
January – June 2020
In this interactive program, students will learn all about amphibians and reptiles. Explore their diversity and adaptations and learn how everyday actions can make a difference in their future.

Hop into Action
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems
January – June 2020
Explore the world of amphibians and reptiles. From unique adaptations to life cycle and metamorphosis, help ensure these amazing creatures survive in our changing world.

Themed Programs

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

Descriptions

STEAM at the Carnival
Curriculum Connection:
Science, Math & Engineering
January 20 – January 23
Join us to learn the physics and engineering behind carnival games. In this full-day Underground Studio MakerSpace program, makers will work collaboratively to create their own games exploring physics such as Newton’s 3rd law, skill vs chance, as well as making their very own carnival game prize.

Indigenous Intersections
Curriculum Connection:
Social Studies: Heritage and Identity 
March 30 – April 2
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 4 – May 8
EXTENDED April 27 – May 1
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.

Space Quest  
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology
March 2 – March 3
Blast Off! Provide your students with an experience that is out of this world. Explore the stars, build a rocket and learn about life in space.

*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 Sciences, Language Arts, Science & Technology
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! Understand how communities around the world cope with the devastation caused by natural disasters and 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.

Destination Disassembly – Deconstruction 
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Matter and Energy and The Arts: Visual Arts  
Explore various tools in The Underground Studio MakerSpace that are instrumental in the design and engineering process. Students will challenge themselves by creating unique sculptured from objects and toys.

Hello, Mr. Robot  – Computer Programming
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 working in pairs, will learn about the ins and outs of making a robot function. 

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!

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 tote bag 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 creating their own 3D model.

Exhibition Programs

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

Descriptions

Hop into Action
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology: Understanding Life Systems
January – June 2020
Explore the world of amphibians and reptiles. From unique adaptations to life cycle and metamorphosis, help ensure these amazing creatures survive in our changing world.

Themed Programs

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

Descriptions

STEAM at the Carnival
Curriculum Connection:
Science, Math & Engineering
January 20 – January 23
Join us to learn the physics and engineering behind carnival games. In this full-day Underground Studio MakerSpace program, makers will work collaboratively to create their own games exploring physics such as Newton’s 3rd law, skill vs chance, as well as making their very own carnival game prize.

Climate Week
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology 
February 10 – February 14
In 2020, THEMUSEUM is addressing the climate crisis through a series of exhibitions. Students are invited and challenged to take part in a day of action to contribute to a better future.

*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:
Social Studies, 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!