Educational Programs

School Programs 2018-19

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

How to book a program

STEP 1: CHOOSE

Review the curriculum-linked school programs offered by the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and Canada Science and Technology Museum. The three museums offer programs ideal for preschool through secondary classes, as well as daycare and camp groups.

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.


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Flight Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycles 2 and 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $6 per student
Duration: 120 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

How do airplanes fly? Find out in Flight, a Museum school program.

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Simple Machines cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 1-3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 and 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Move a heavy object using wheels and axles, ramps and pulleys! Students discover the amazing world of simple machines in this hands-on program.

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Everyday Energy cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 1-3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 and 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Investigate how to make everyday objects function! Students explore various forms of energy and discover how water is used to create energy for the home.

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Summer Fun Days cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 8 (Ontario), Preschool to Secondary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: Two 45-minute workshops
Dates Offered: June 3 to 21, 2019

End your school year at the museum – where students participate in a range of activities and dynamic presentations. Registration opens in January 2019.

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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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Self-Guided School Visit cstm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: All grade levels
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: Available 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Dates Offered: Year-round

Self-guided tours are the perfect way to chart your own course through the exhibitions.

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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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Where Do Airplanes Come From? Where Do Airplanes Come From? casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 1 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

If you invented an airplane, what materials would you use? Explore this fascinating question in this Museum school program.

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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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Forces in Action cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 2-3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Ready…set…GO! Students investigate forces and movement using a variety of tools and experiments, including a race car challenge.

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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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From the Ground Up! From the Ground Up! Evening Program casm

Type: Evening and Overnight Programs,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Ages 5 to 18
Fee: Minimum fee $540 plus tax
Duration: See Program Schedule
Dates Offered: Year-round

Enjoy an evening of space or aviation themed activities and workshops, plus a guided tour of the Museum.

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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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A Trip Around the Sun cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Kindergarten to Grade 1 (Ontario), Preschool and Elementary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Watch a whole year go by in a single hour! In our planetarium, students see the seasons change right before their eyes – and learn the reason why.

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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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Fly Me to the Moon casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 4 to 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

Students visit the Museum’s collection, make observations, and ask questions about the role of aviation and the aerospace industry in Canada.

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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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Form and Function in Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 7 (Ontario)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

This is an interactive guided tour, linked to the Ontario Science and Technology curriculum with a focus on aircraft design and how it changed over time.

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Bridge builders cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 5-7 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Can you design a bridge that withstands our bridge crusher? Students work in groups to learn about forces and materials, then build a bridge to be tested by the infamous bridge crusher!

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Cold War Wings Connecting Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 1 to 3 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 60 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

This is an interactive guided tour, linked to the Social Studies curriculum in both provinces

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Ocean Explorers cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 6-7 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Cycle 1 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 Minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

How do we find out what lies beneath the ocean? Students will discover the different ways scientists research and learn about our oceans.

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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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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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Night Flight Night Flight Sleepovers casm

Type: Evening and Overnight Programs,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Ages 5 to 18
Fee: Minimum fee $775 plus tax
Duration: See Program Schedule
Dates Offered: Year-round

Pack your toothbrush, sleeping bag, and sense of adventure for a Night Flight sleepover at the Museum.

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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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Electri-city cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 5, 6 and 9 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 3 and Secondary Cycle 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Learn how to wire a home! Students perform activities to determine if materials are conductive, and to build both series and parallel circuits.

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From Sheep to Sweater cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Daycare (ages 4+) | Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Bring the museum into your classroom or daycare! This flexible program allows students to explore the properties of wool through fun activities.

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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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Aviation and Technology Aviation and Technology casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 9 to 11 (Ontario), Secondary Cycles 1 and 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

What do swimsuits and sharkskin have to do with aircraft? Find out in the Museum’s Aviation and Technology school program.

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The Big blue balloon adventure The Big Blue Balloon Adventure casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: JK and SK (Ontario), Preschool (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: September to June

Hunt for shapes, build flying machines, and dress up like aviators in the Museum’s Big Blue Balloon Adventure school program.

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Light Paths cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 10 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: November 6, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Play with light! Students create a chain reaction to pass a beam of light from one group to another using lenses, mirrors, and other optical tools.

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Henrietta Hen cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Daycare (ages 4+) | Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Bring the museum into your classroom or daycare! Hear the cock crow, touch the hen’s soft feathers, and watch them peck.

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Peter Cottontail School Program Buddy Rabbit cafm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Daycare (ages 4+) | Kindergarten to Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool to Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: Fees vary.
Duration: 40 minutes
Dates Offered: November 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Bring the museum into your classroom or daycare! Enjoy a face-to-face visit with a rabbit, and pet its soft fur.

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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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Made in Canada Made in Canada casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grade 8 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 1 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

Celebrate Canada’s contribution to aviation and aerospace in the Museum’s Made in Canada school program.

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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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Pulleys and Gears Pulleys and Gears cstm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 4-6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 (Québec)
Fee: $9 per student
Duration: 75 minutes
Dates Offered: September 18, 2018 to May 30, 2019

Students discover how pulley and gear systems help us do work – by reducing the force required to accomplish a task.

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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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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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Canada and the World in Flight Canada and the World in Flight casm

Type: School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: Grades 10 to 12 (Ontario), Secondary Cycle 2 (Quebec)
Fee: $5 per student
Duration: 90 minutes
Dates Offered: As of February 1, 2019

Take a trip through time with a chronological tour of the Museum in the Canada and the World in Flight school program.

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Self-Guided School Visit Solo Mission: Self-guided school tour casm

Type: Guided Tours,School Programs and Workshops

Grade Levels: All grades
Fee: $4 per student
Duration: Set your own pace; 1 to 2 hours recommended
Dates Offered: Year-round

Set your own agenda and let students explore the Museum at their own pace with self-guided school visits.

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