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Education Programs

From diverse exhibitions to unique and engaging 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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Interested in participating in one of our Education Programs? Check out pricing here.

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Primary and Junior Programs

Permanent Education Programs

With direct connections to the Ontario curriculum, these programs enrich classroom learning in an exciting and engaging environment.

Permanent Programs and Descriptions

Discover SpaceAlong 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 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.

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. Then use our littleBits library to see how electricity travels and brings things to life through light, sound or motion.

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’!

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!

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 taking on the challenge of creating structures strong enough to withstand the effects of different disasters. See which ones will stay standing and which ones will come crumbling down.

Surviving Nature Unleashed
Curriculum Connection: 
Social Studies: People and Environments
Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet and society. 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 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.

Exhibition Education Programs

Students will explore the exhibitions in an exciting and educational way that ignites curiosity and encourages critical thinking.

Exhibition Programs and Descriptions

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.

Book an interactive hands-on Tour, Program or Self-Guided Visit with your students today!

Guided Tour/Program: $7.00 per student
Self-Guided Visit: $5.50 per student

The Underground Studio MakerSpace Education Programs

Delivered in our one-of-a-kind MakerSpace, students will learn by doing through experimentation, exploration, and by failing forward in these unique 75 minute workshops.

Underground Studio Programs and Descriptions

Against The Grain
Curriculum Connection: 
Mathematics, Visual Arts, Science and Technology
Through proper use of hand and power tools for woodworking, students will cut, drill and fasten materials to measured specifications for the design of a toolbox.

Conduction Junction
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology, Visual Arts
Students will create digital circuits that carry out a specific task while considering electrical principles such as voltage, current and resistance. Students will complete the workshop by soldering a circuit together as a take-home badge.

Destination Disassembly
Curriculum Connection: 
Visual Arts, Science and Technology
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
Curriculum Connection: 
Science and Technology, Mathematics
Introduce your students to computer programming in a visual environment using the Scratch platform. Interpret how different logical statements change how a system behaves and experiment with different sensory commands to see what programs are capable of doing.

Plot, Blot, and Two Stitching Styles
Curriculum Connection: 
Visual Arts, Mathematics
Using traditional screen printing methods, students will create and cut a custom design from heat transfer vinyl and transfer their design onto fabric.

Thinking with Volumes
Curriculum Connection: Visual Arts, Mathematics
Students will design a customized 3D keychain using Tinkercad. While exploring the properties of geometric shapes and volumes in a virtual environment students will fabricate made objects using 3D printing to showcase additive manufacturing. 

Intermediate and Senior Programs

Permanent Education Programs

With direct connections to the Ontario curriculum, these programs enrich classroom learning in an exciting and engaging environment.

Permanent Programs and Descriptions

One Step at a Time: Protecting our Planet
Curriculum Connection:
Environmental Education
In partnership with Tom Miceli, retired WCDSB teacher and local environmental activist, THEMUSEUM is offering a new hands-on environment program giving students the opportunity to critically think about ways to be environmentally conscious, to reduce their carbon footprint and to take action in their daily lives to help protect our planet.

StarLab Presentations
Curriculum Connection:
Science and Technology
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.

Surviving Nature Unleashed
Curriculum Connection:
History and Geography
Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet and society. 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!

Exhibition Education Programs

Students will explore the exhibitions in an exciting and educational way that ignites curiosity and encourages critical thinking.

Exhibition Education Program and Descriptions

Did you know financial literacy curriculum is recognized by The Ministry of Education in Ontario?

The Decoding E-Money exhibition explores the past, present and future of electronic money and electronic payment systems. While raising awareness of e-money, this exhibition also helps students understand the possible effects of the widespread use of one form of e-money: digital currency.

Book an interactive hands-on Tour, Program or Self-Guided Visit with your students today!

Guided Tour/Program: $7.00 per student
Self-Guided Visit: $5.50 per student

Playing with Interest
This interactive board game will give your students the chance to explore payment methods and consider their inherent advantages and disadvantages. Students will learn about financial literacy, math, and career and life planning. 
Grades 7-12 | $7.00 per student

Code Runners
This game explores the processes and technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It will underline a number of key aspects of the cryptocurrency process, explain the basics of how a block chain works, and how new cryptocurrency is created. 
Grades 10-12 | $7.00 per student

Show Me the Money!
May 28, 2018 | Full-Day Program

End the school year right and provide your students with an interactive and hands-on day where they will gain valuable skills in financial literacy. Students will explore the Decoding E-Money exhibition, participate in immersive games and learn from industry experts about personal finance. 
Grades 9-12 | $12.00 per student

The Underground Studio MakerSpace Education Programs

Delivered in our one-of-a-kind MakerSpace, students will learn by doing through experimentation, exploration, and by failing forward in these unique 75-minute workshops.

Underground Studio Programs and Descriptions

Against the Grain
Curriculum Connection: Mathematics, Visual Arts, Science and Technology
Through proper use of hand and power tools for woodworking, students will cut, drill and fasten materials to measured specifications for the design of a toolbox.

Conduction Junction
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology, Visual Arts
Students will create digital circuits that carry out a specific task while considering electrical principles such as voltage, current, and resistance. Students will complete the workshop by soldering a circuit together as a take-home badge.

Destination Disassembly
Curriculum Connection: Visual Arts, Science and Technology
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
Curriculum Connection: Science and Technology, Visual Arts
Challenge your students to create a program using the Arduino platform that causes lights to blink. Students will learn about the relationship between hardware and software by wiring systems together. 

Plot, Blot, and Two Stitching Styles
Curriculum Connection: Visual Arts, Mathematics
Using traditional screen printing methods, students will create and cut a custom design from heat transfer vinyl and transfer their design onto fabric.

Thinking with Volumes
Curriculum Connection:
Visual Arts, Mathematics
Students design a customized 3D keychain using Tinkercad. While exploring the properites of geometric shapes and volumes in a virtual environment students will  fabricate made objects using 3D printing to showcase additive manufacturing.