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Special School Programs and Events

General Information

Programs are available weekdays from September 23, 2014, to June 24, 2015, and are scheduled between 9:15 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Curriculum Days

Grades 1 to 6 • Cycles 1 to 3 (primary)
November 4 to 7, 11 to 14, 18 to 21, 2014

Curriculum Days workshops complement the Museum’s regular school programs, and are the perfect way to introduce or review your science units. Students take part in two 40-minute hands-on workshops geared specifically to their grade level. Each workshop includes a 10-minute introduction on a specific topic, followed by 30 minutes of hands-on exploration. (ST26)

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Energizing Program Package

October 21 to 24, 2014 — Celebrate National Science and Technology Week with your class
December 2 to 5, 2014
February 24 to 27, 2015 — Celebrate Let's Talk Energy Week with your class

Come to the Museum for a day packed with exciting curriculum-linked energy activities. Your package includes one 75-minute hands-on program — choose to learn about energy conservation with The Many Faces of Energy, or to explore circuits and electrostatics with Introduction to Electricity. The rest of your day includes the electrifying educational show Zap, Zoom, Kaboom!, one of the Museum's amazing stage demonstrations, and the EnerQuest scavenger hunt.


What Museums Do: Behind the Scenes

Grades 5 and up • Cycle 3 (primary) and up
October 24, 2014
May 15, 2015

Did you know that less than 2% of the Museum’s collection is on display at any one time? Go behind the scenes and find out what exciting work is being done. Discover how artifacts are collected, restored, preserved, and stored as you visit the reserve collection and meet the people who work there. Learn what the collection reveals about the transformation of Canada. Reserve early — spaces are limited. (ST54)


Science and Engineering Olympics

Grades 7 and up • Cycle 1 (secondary) and up
February 18, 2015

This fun, hands-on, cross-curricular competition is designed to inspire students to consider careers in various science and engineering disciplines. Students work in teams, in one of six events, to conceptualize, create, design, build, and test their projects. On Olympics Day, teams bring their entries for testing before a panel of judges.


Biotechnology Lectures

Grades 9 and up • Cycle 2 (secondary) and up
May 5 and 6, 2015

Don’t miss the Museum’s popular Biotechnology Lecture Series, featuring two days of dynamic presentations by Canadian researchers and scientists. This annual lecture series is an opportunity for high school students to engage with prominent researchers and explore science, technology, and their impact on society.

The full lecture schedule will be available online in February 2015.


Summer Fun Days

Grades 1 to 8 • Cycle 1 (primary) to Cycle 1 (secondary)
June 8 to 12, 15 to 19, 22 to 24, 2015

Back by popular demand! End your school year at the Museum, and have your students participate in a range of hands-on activities and dynamic presentations. Experiment with with movie-making, chromatography, crime-solving, roller coaster building, rocket-launching, and more! (ST28)

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