Please note that evening and overnight programs are unavailable until further notice. Visit our Virtual Field Trips.
Duration: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
From the Ground Up! engages your group in an evening of exciting activities and workshops, and includes a flashlight-guided tour of the museum.
Choose from two great themes:
From the Ground Up! — Aviation
Try out the controls of a Cessna 150, participate in amazing aerodynamics experiments, sit in an ejection seat, take a flashlight-guided tour, and more.
From the Ground Up! — Space
Test your space skills in our astronaut training program, build a Space habitat, and get involved in some amazing Space science demos. A flashlight-guided tour and movie round out the evening.
Please advise your group to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the start of the program. Your guide will meet you in the lobby and show your group where to store their belongings until later in the evening.
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|16:45||Arrival for groups eating dinner on-site.|
|18:00 – 18:10||Welcome / Introduction|
|18:10 – 18:50||Activity Rotations|
|18:50 – 19:30|
|19:30 – 20:10|
|20:10 – 20:30||Break|
|20:30 – 21:15||Flashlight Tour|
|21:15 – 21:30||Health Break, Final Questions, Departure at 21:30|
From the Ground Up! activities meet many curriculum objectives in both Ontario and Quebec.
Teacher / Chaperone Tips
Supervision ratios are 1:6 for participants aged 6 and under, 1:8 for participants aged 7 to 12 and 1:10 for participants aged 13 to 18.
The minimum fee for a From the Ground Up! Evening Program is $540. The minimum fee covers 25 children and 5 adults. Additional children are $19 each; additional chaperones are $13 each. All fees are subject to change without notice.
The Museum has a maximum capacity of 96 people for sleepover programs. The Museum reserves the right to book more than one group on the same evening in order to reach its maximum capacity. Each group will have their own guide and will not be combined for programming.
Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. A $30 cancellation fee applies unless the program is rescheduled within the same school year. Cancellations with less than 48 hours’ notice are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. In the case of bus cancellations due to inclement weather, fees are waived if the program is rescheduled in the same school year.