Educational Programs

School Programs 2018-2019

The Museum’s curriculum-linked school programs are ideal for preschool through secondary classes, as well as daycare and camp groups.

Programs are available weekdays from September to June and start between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Some programs can be shortened to suit your requirements. All of the Museum’s Educators are experts in adjusting the content to your class.

NEW! Bring the museum experience to your classroom with the AgVenture mobile education program.

How to book a program

STEP 1: CHOOSE

Review the curriculum-linked school programs offered by the Museum.

STEP 2: REQUEST A RESERVATION

Online

Complete the School Programs Reservations Request Form a minimum of three weeks ahead of time to organize your visit. Choose your program and a preferred date and time as well as alternate selections, should your first choice not be available. Space is often limited, so we encourage you to contact us as early as possible.

Your wait time to hear back from a customer relations representative may take up to 72 hours. Please note that the Customer Relations office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed statutory holidays.

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By email

contact@IngeniumCanada.org

Please include the following information:

  • Number of participants and chaperones, grade level(s), language preference (English or French)
  • Preferred and alternate activities, dates and times
  • Name, complete mailing address, telephone, email and fax number of group leader and of your organization or school.

Your wait time to hear back from a customer relations representative may take up to 72 hours. Please note that the Customer Relations office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed statutory holidays.

STEP 3: CONFIRMATION

A notice of confirmation with reservation number will be emailed to you, this will be your proof of reservation.


Grade Levels
Meet Mrs Farmer Barnyard Buddies cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: For daycares (ages 18 months to 5 years)
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: Year-Round

In the company of Mr. or Mrs. Farmer, little ones meet sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Meet Mrs Farmer Barnyard Buddies cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK and SK (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per child
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the company of Mr. or Mrs. Farmer, students meet sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits.

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Discover the Barns Meet the Farm Animals cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 2 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Come smell, touch, listen, and observe farm animals – up close and personal! Whether rabbit, chicken, honeybee or cow, each animal has its own characteristics and needs.

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Butter Making Butter Making cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In the Dairy Barn, students meet the calves and cows. Then, they learn the characteristics of mammals, discover where milk comes from, and handle old-fashioned dairy equipment.

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Busy Bees School Program and Educational Activity Kit Busy Bees cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

In this interactive workshop, students discover the important role bees play in pollination, as well as the dangers they face.

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Discover the Barns (Preschool and Elementary) cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 3 and up (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore the museum’s barns and meet a wide range of farm animals, from the tiny domestic honeybee to the gigantic Clydesdale horse.

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Bread Science The Need to Knead cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 1 and 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Students have the chance to thresh the wheat, grind the seed into flour, sniff the yeast, knead the dough, and taste a loaf – fresh out of the oven!

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Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread School Program and Educational Activity Kit Properties of and Changes in Matter: Bread cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 5 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore changes in matter by transforming grains of wheat into a delicious loaf of bread.

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Pumpkins School Program Pumpkins cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September 24 to October 31, 2018

It’s harvest time! Come and learn all about pumpkins, a symbol of fall.

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A Handful of Soil A Handful of Soil cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 14, 2019

It’s easy to forget that soil is teaming with life. With your students, dig into the ground and discover the creatures hiding there.

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Chill Out! Chill Out! cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: 1 to 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: May 1 to June 14, 2019

In the Dairy Barn, students learn where milk and cream come from, and handle old-fashioned dairy tools.

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Sheep Shearing Festival School Program Sheep Shearing Festival cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK to Grade 3 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $11 per student
Duration: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dates Offered: May 16 and 17, 2019

Watch sheep being shorn, make felt, card wool, meet a lamb up close, and watch sheepdogs in action – these are just a few of the activities students can try at hands-on stations!

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Discover the Barns (Secondary and up) cafm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 7 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Explore the museum’s barns and meet a wide range of farm animals, from the tiny domestic honeybee to the gigantic Clydesdale horse.

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Agriculture and the Environment Educational Activity Kit Agriculture and the Environment cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 7-9 and Grades 11-12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

What better place than a working farm to explore the impact of modern agriculture on the environment?

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Genetics and Reproductive Technologies Genetics and Biotechnology cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 11 and up (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 and up (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

This highly-interactive program gives students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of heredity and genomics to improving the genetics of the museum’s dairy herd.

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Peter Cottontail School Program AgVenture: Buddy Rabbit cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: (Offsite – AgVenture) Daycare ages 4 and up / JK - 4 (Ontario) / Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur.

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AgVenture: Henrietta Hen cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: (Offsite – AgVenture) Daycare ages 4 and up / JK - 4 (Ontario) / Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Hear the cock crow, touch the hen’s soft feathers, and watch them peck.

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AgVenture: From Sheep to Sweater cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: (Offsite – AgVenture) Daycare ages 4 and up / JK - 4 (Ontario) / Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

From Sheep to Sweater allows students to explore the properties of wool through fun activities.

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