Children’s Programs

Outside of school, many children are active in different groups, such as summer camps, clubs, and activity groups. We understand that these needs are different than a school group’s needs, and we have programming designed especially for non-school groups.

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Museum-Led Programs

If you’re running a children’s group, the programs below are designed for you. Our specially designed programs include hands-on museum learning, crafts to take home, and an outdoor component. We head outside, rain or shine – so dress appropriately. All-day museum admission is included with the program price.

All museum-led experiences are available Tuesday through Sunday throughout the year.

Whale of a Tale

Ages 5-12  |  Length of visit: 1.5 hours

Do you have what it takes to survive as a blue whale? Dive into the world of whales to discover more about their amazing lives and the intricate interconnections of the ocean’s food web.

Biodiversity in Your Backyard

Ages 5-12  |  Length of visit: 1.5 hours

How well do you know your biodiversity neighbours? Test your knowledge of common urban animals and use real entomology collecting techniques to search for incredible organisms that live in your backyard.

Feathered Friends

Ages 8-12  |  Length of visit: 1.5 hours

Are you bonkers for birds? Learn the basics of bird watching by discovering how body shape, colouration, behaviour and sound can be used to find out more about the birds around us.

Self-Led Visits

All ages  |  Length of visit: flexible

Self-led visits are available Tuesday through Sunday throughout the year and additionally Mondays during summer hours, between Victoria Day and Thanksgiving Day, inclusive.

Explore the museum’s six collections at your own pace and with your own focus. Leaders are welcome to design and lead their own lessons or to take advantage of the museum’s ongoing and featured activities, including interactive stations, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, story time and nature-themed crafts. Visit our Daily Programming page for details.

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