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Welcome to the Toronto Star Classroom Connection
Ontario Field Trip Guide
BRINGING ONTARIOS FIELD TRIPS TO YOU!
Ontario has a wide range of exceptional venues perfect for field trips, allowing students to explore
the arts, science, music, history, nature and much more. There are so many great ones, in fact, that
it can be difficult for teachers to navigate the many options.
With this guide, we have brought Ontarios field trips to youmaking it easier to find the right ones
for your students, their learning needs and your schools budget.
There are many studies that extol the broad and lasting educational value of field tripsthey bridge
the gap between the classroom and hands-on learning, between theory and experience. They give
children opportunities they may otherwise never have, and they make learning fun!
But the research merely confirms what teachers already know. That the educational benefits of field
trips last a lifetime. Not only do they expose children to new experiences, but they help to cement
in-class learning. Just ask anyone who went on a field trip as a child. Chances are, they fondly
remember every detail of the experienceand the learning, as well.
Please enjoy this Ontario Field Trip Guide with our compliments. Heres to a wonderful school year
full of extraordinary learning experiences!

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Ontario Field Trip Guide
INDEX
REGIONAL KEY:

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
SERVICE IN FRENCH
G GTA

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

FOOD/SNACKS
CO CENTRAL ONTARIO

HEALTH & PHYS ED

SOCIAL STUDIES
EO EASTERN ONTARIO

GRADE LEVEL

LANGUAGE
NO NORTHERN ONTARIO REGION

OTHER
MATH
PAGE

ARTS
SO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO
Aga Khan Museum G 8 ALL
Aquatarium EO 54 ALL
Art Gallery of Hamilton SO 37 ALL
Art Gallery of Ontario G 9 K-12
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Museum G 7 ALL
Blue Heron Cruises SO 36 ALL
Blue Mountain Resort SO 38-39 ALL
Camp Kawartha CO 48 ALL
Canadian Museum of History EO 53 1-12
Canadian War Museum EO 55 ALL
Casa Loma G 10 ALL
Cineplex Entertainment LP G 11 ALL
Circle Square Ranch SO 39 ALL
City of Toronto Historic Sites G 12 ALL
City of Toronto Parks & Forestry G 15, 30-31 1-8
CN Tower G 14 1-12
Famous PEOPLE Players G 16, 17 ALL
Greg Frewin Theatre SO 40 ALL
Hamilton Civic Museums SO 41 ALL
Hamilton Conservation Authority SO 44 ALL
Hockey Hall of Fame G 15 ALL
Horseshoe Resort CO 49 ALL
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority G 17 ALL
Legislative Assembly of Ontario G 18 ALL

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Ontario Field Trip Guide
INDEX
REGIONAL KEY:

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
SERVICE IN FRENCH
G GTA

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

FOOD/SNACKS
CO CENTRAL ONTARIO

HEALTH & PHYS ED

SOCIAL STUDIES
EO EASTERN ONTARIO

GRADE LEVEL

LANGUAGE
NO NORTHERN ONTARIO REGION

OTHER
MATH
PAGE

ARTS
SO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO
Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto G 18, 19 K-6
Mad Science of Toronto G 20 K-6
Martyrs Shrine CO 47 SCNDRY
McMichael Canadian Art Collection G 2, 20 ALL
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament G 21 ALL
Mirvish Theatre G 22, 23, 60 ALL
National Air Force Museum of Canada EO 56 ALL
National Gallery of Canada EO 57 ALL
Niagara Parks Commission SO 42-43 ALL
Oakville Galleries G 23 ALL
Of Rock and Chalk Ltd. G 24 1-12
ONE AXE Pursuits SO 45 ALL
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters CO 50 ALL
Ontario Science Centre G 25, 59 ALL
Pirate Life Childrens Theatre G 25 ALL
Reptilia Zoo and Education Centre G 26 ALL
Ripleys Aquarium of Canada G 26 ALL
Rose Theatre Brampton G 27 ALL
Royal Ontario Museum G 28 ALL
Scales Nature Park CO 50 ALL
Science North NO 58 1-12
Sky Zone G 29 ALL
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts G 32 ALL
Stratford Festival SO 46 ALL

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Ontario Field Trip Guide
INDEX
REGIONAL KEY:

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
SERVICE IN FRENCH
G GTA

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

FOOD/SNACKS
CO CENTRAL ONTARIO

HEALTH & PHYS ED

SOCIAL STUDIES
EO EASTERN ONTARIO

GRADE LEVEL

LANGUAGE
NO NORTHERN ONTARIO REGION

OTHER
MATH
PAGE

ARTS
SO SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO
Teaching Kids News G 27 2-8
The Haunted Walk G 33 1-12
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority G 34 ALL
Toronto Star Classroom Connection G 35, 45, 51 ALL
Treetop Trekking Adventure Parks CO 52 5-12
Treewalk Village Advenutre Park for Kids CO 51 K-6
True North Climbing G 33 3-12
Young Peoples Theatre G 35 ALL
Contact the service providers for further clarification on their wheelchair accessibility, food service and French programs.

TEACHERS: WIN A FREE CLASS TRIP! SEE PAGE 13 FOR MORE DETAILS.

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Greater Toronto Area

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

Mad Science of Toronto CN Tower

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan


Mandir & Museum
Canadas Unique hand-carved
GRADE
Architectural Marvel
The Mandir is constructed from over 95,000 cubic feet of hand-carved
ALL marble and stone in an eco-friendly way without the use of structural
Minimum group size: steel. It is a one-of-a-kind architectural monument allowing students
10 participants to experience, explore and witness the uniqueness of Hinduism and
Indian culture. Admission to the Mandir is FREE.
Maximum group size: 100
Contact: Booking Officer: 416-798-2277
Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, Website: www.baps.org/toronto
Custom
Location: 61 Claireville Drive, Toronto, M9W 5Z7
Subject Areas: The Arts, Social
Studies, Other

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Aga Khan Museum
Connecting Cultures Through Art
Bring your students to explore and create at the Aga Khan Museum!
Let them discover the diversity of our world and how the arts of
Muslim civilizations have contributed to it. Students will gain insight
GRADE into art, science and math, and an appreciation of the connections
ALL between cultures.

Minimum group size: 15 Contact: learn@agakhanmuseum.org


Maximum group size: Other Website: agakhanmuseum.org
Length: 2 hours Location: 77 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON M3C 1K1
Subject Areas:
The Arts, Mathematics, Science
and Technology, Social Studies,
Other

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Art Gallery of Ontario
Discover Art. Explore Ideas.
The AGO is among North Americas most distinguished art museums
with Canadian works, European masterpieces and contemporary art,
as well as sculptures and more! Experience one-of-a-kind exhibitions
GRADE with guided tours or enjoy a self-guided visit. Explore the past and
Kindergarten to 12 present while discovering the world through art and artmaking.

Minimum group size: 15


Maximum group size: Other
Length: 60 minutes, 90 minutes, Contact: groupsales@ago.net, 416-979-6608
2 hours Website: ago.net/schools
Subject Areas: The Arts, Location: 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON
Language, Mathematics, Social
Studies, Other

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WHERE learning COMES TO LIFE!
Casa Loma is one of Torontos premier historic attractions.
Casa Loma offers students an opportunity to step back in time
to a bygone era and learn about life in the early 20th century.

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS


Our guided group tours connect students to the concepts of historical
thinking through interactive experiences. Each tour is targeted to a
groups specific age range and curriculum requirements.

GRADES GRADES GRADES GRADES


JK-3 4-6 7-8 9-12

Full program details and curriculum connections can be downloaded from casaloma.ca

1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8


T: 416.923.1171 F: 416.923.5734
E: groupbookings@casaloma.ca
CASALOMA.CA LIBERTYGROUP.COM
TAKE YOUR CLASS TO PLACES
THEY HAVE ONLY IMAGINED!
School bookings with Cineplex are an easy and exciting way to
enhance your school curriculum, class activities or team events!
For your next school event, bring your class to life with the latest
Hollywood film, our exclusive IMAX educational series, or our
Event Cinema selection that brings classic stage performances
to the big screen.

YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES


Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more for regularly
scheduled films.*
Flexible dates and show times for groups of 100 or more.
Teachers resource guide free for select films.

Grades: All
Program Length: 2 hours, Custom
Subject Areas: The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Language,
Science and Technology, Social Studies & more
Location: 67 theatres in Ontario with 16 theatres in the Greater
Toronto Area
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1.800.313.4461
Cineplex.com/GroupScreenings
groupsales@cineplex.com
*Restrictions may apply.
/ Cineplex Entertainment LP or used under license.
City of Toronto Historic Sites
Ten city museums offering dynamic,
hands-on, interactive learning
More than 70 programs from JK through grade 12 supporting the
GRADE Ontario curriculum. Cross-curricular, collaborative learning in authentic
ALL settings. Museum experts engage students, challenge ideas and
connect the past and present.
Minimum group size: 15 NEW! Museums in the Classroom - We bring artifacts and interactive
Maximum group size: Other programs to you. Visit toronto.ca/museums-teachers for details.
Length: Various
Contact: Please contact the sites directly
Subject Areas: Various Website: toronto.ca/museums-teachers
Location: Ten locations across the city

ONE WAR,

A NY FACES
M

History gets real in authentic settings. Museum educators help students


uncover the human stories behind pivotal events.
toronto.ca/museums-teachers

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Teachers: WIN a FREE class trip to

Just another school day? Not quite.


LEGO Education and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto are working
in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences that will
prepare todays students for tomorrows world. Now educators can
discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling
atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, offering a wonderful
balance of learning, creativity and fun.
ENTER TODAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN.
FIND OUT MORE AT:
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*Terms and Conditions: Free class trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
Toronto is for a maximum of 35 children and 7 teachers. No cash or
credit value. Visit date and workshops to be determined by winner,
but must be redeemed in full by June 30th, 2017. Date and times
subject to availability and minimum 3 weeks notice must be given to
guarantee booking date. Busing and meal deals not included. Tickets
are non-transferable. Suitable for grades JK to 5. See full contest
rules at
www.classroomconnection.ca/legoland.
CN Tower
Meet you at the top!
Looking for a new perspective on your curriculum? A fun and educational
place to take your group? Why not visit the CN Tower! Education
GRADE programs at the CN Tower developed by teachers for teachers.
Canadas National Tower offers a fun and exciting learning
1 - 12 environment with curriculum based programs.
Minimum group size: 15 Contact: Group Sales 416-601-4707 groupsales@cntower.ca
Maximum group size: 100+ Website: www.cntower.ca/education
Length: 1 hour Location: 301 Front Street West Toronto Ontario M5V 2T6
Subject Areas: Science and
Technology

Learning is fun
Other with CN Towers
field trips Education Programs:
just arent
on the
same Structures & Mechanisms
level Grades 3 & 7
Geography &
Urban Planning
Grades 9 & 10
Hospitality
& Tourism
Grades 9 to 12

cntower.ca groupsales@cntower.ca
416.601.4707
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Date: Aug 09, 2016 Approvals: Date: Signature:
WONDERFUL
WORLD OF
POLLINATORS IDE
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City of Toronto Parks


& Forestry
Visit Franklin Childrens Garden &
Learn about Pollinators!
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Nelvana TM & Kids Can Press P. Bourgeois & B. Clark
CORUS is a trademark of Corus Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved

GRADE Introducing an exciting new resource for teachers!


1-8 The City of Toronto has developed the Wonderful World of Pollinators
Discovery Guide based on the Grades 3-4 Ontario Science & Technology
Minimum group size: 5 Curriculum. Teachers will find helpful background information and
Maximum group size: Other learning activities designed to help children appreciate the importance
Length: Custom of pollinators in our world.
Subject Areas: The Arts, Health Contact: Email us to book your visit & order your FREE pdf copy today!
and Physical Education, Language, partnerships@toronto.ca
Mathematics, Science and Website: www.toronto.ca/islands
Location: Toronto Island Park, 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2H3
Technology

Hockey Hall of Fame


Let the passion of hockey ignite the passion for learning! Combine
your class visit with the Hockey Hall of Fame Education Program and
discover how hockey can be used as a tool to captivate students.
Available at three levels: Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Programs are
GRADE free to download online.
ALL
Contact: 416.360.7735 x292 or groups@hhof.com
Minimum group size: 15 Website: HHOF.com
Maximum group size: 100+ Location: Brookfield Place - 30 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
Length: Approx. 1.5 - 2 hours
Subject Areas: Social Studies,
Language, Mathematics, Health
and Physical Education, Other

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It is the responsibility of every human being to aspire to do something


worthwhile, to make this world a better place than the one he found.
-Albert Einstein

WE INVITE YOU TO BE THE PILOT, AS YOUR STUDENTS BOARD A FLIGHT


OF IMAGINATION! DESTINATION TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Our mission is to inspire PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE MORE.

Allow YOUR students of all ages to board the flight of Imagination each
ones destination to grow up and become one of the worlds great
entrepreneurs. Come and visit US! BOOK YOUR RESERVATION.

THROUGH MUSIC AND ARTS, STUDENTS OF ALL AGES LEARN HOW TO USE
THEIR IMAGINATION TO CREATE THEIR OWN DREAM FOR THE FUTURE.

How many great teachers YOU! could use a little extra help with
instilling Magic into their students, to help them find where their spirit leads
them?

When you give students wings to make them fly, they will remember you
for the rest of their lives as the person that ignited the flame inside their
soul.
High School Students Check SHSM*ICE
Program on our website.
Visit our web site famouspeopleplayers.com, go to ABOUT page and
watch the Rick Mercer report on FPP.

info@famouspeopleplayers.com|www.FamousPeoplePlayers.com
BOOK NOW OR CALL: 416.532.1137
Famous PEOPLE Players
Where Special Happens!
Canadas renowned Black Light Theatre Company shares its special
kind of magic with students of all ages, encouraging them to create
GRADE their own dream for the future.
ALL What you see is Sensational....What you dont see is Inspirational!

Minimum group size: Other Contact: Educational Coordinator


Maximum group size: Other info@famouspeopleplayers.com, 416-532-1137
Length: 60 minutes, Custom Website: www.FamousPeoplePlayers.com
Subject Areas: The Arts, Social Location: 343 Evans Ave., Toronto, ON M8Z 1K2
Studies, Other

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Legislative Assembly
of Ontario
Learning about parliament &
GRADE government made fun free!
ALL We offer a variety of education programs for all grade levels that
Minimum group size: support the Ontario curriculum and designed to enhance learning
10 participants experiences about parliament. Program options include interactive
activities such as a mock debate, or watching the Legislature in action.
Maximum group size: 100
Outreach Program to schools also available.
Length: 90 minutes
Subject Areas: Social Studies, Contact: tourbookings@ola.org or 416-325-0061
Other Website: http://discoveryportal.ontla.on.ca/en/teach-learn
Location: Queens Park - University/College Aves., Toronto

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre


Toronto
Just another school day? Not quite.
LEGO Education and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto are working
GRADE in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences that will
Elementary (JK-6) prepare todays students for tomorrows world. Educators can discover
the learning philosophy of LEGO Education, offering a wonderful
Minimum group size: 10 balance of learning, creativity and fun. Choose from five different
Maximum group size: 100+ workshops!
Length: Custom
Contact: Merlin Booking Centre: 1-855-356-2150
Subject Areas: Website: LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.ca
Mathematics, Science and Location: 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, ON L4K 5W4
Technology

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For more information visit


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Call 1-855-356-2150 to book.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND
are trademarks of the LEGO Group. 2016 The LEGO Group.

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Mad Science of Toronto
Our Workshops are a great way to
increase scientific literacy in your
GRADE classroom!
For over 20 years Mad Science has been introducing children to the
Elementary (JK-6) wonders of science. Our hands-on in-class Workshops are not only
Minimum group size: entertaining but they are designed to be extremely educational in
5 participants order to increase scientific literacy within your School. Our half-day
Maximum group size: 50 Workshops for children from JK-Grade 6 will not disappoint!
Length: 60 minutes, 2 hours, Contact: Frank Goldschleger, 416-630-5282. frank@madscience.on.ca
Custom Website: www.toronto.madscience.org
Subject Areas: Location: GTA, Peel Region, York Region, Durham
Science and Technology

McMichael Canadian Art


Collection
A Groundbreaking Approach to Learning
GRADE Inspire creativity in your classroom with highly interactive programs at
the McMichael. Your students will experience an ambitious exhibition
ALL program celebrating the gallerys 50th anniversary and the 150th
anniversary of Canada. Choose from a selection of innovative studios
Minimum group size: 15 and engaging in-gallery and outdoor tours and workshops. Book your
Maximum group size: TBC field trip today!
Length: 1 hour, 2 hours, Custom
Subject Areas: The Arts Contact: Call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or email bookings@mcmichael.com
Website: mcmichael.com/learning
Location: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON, L0J 1C0

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Medieval Times Dinner
& Tournament
A Field Trip of Epic Proportion
Students enjoy a unique classroom setting inside our 11th century
GRADE style castle. Historical re-enactment includes medieval games and an
ALL authentic jousting tournament. Interactive seminar and performance
provides curriculum connections to Heritage & Identity, Early Societies,
Minimum group size: 5 3000 BCE-1500CE, World History, Civics & Citizenship. Vegetarian, Halal,
Maximum group size: Other Kosher and all allergies accommodated.
Length: 90 minutes Contact: Group Sales 416-260-1170 ext 2619
Subject Areas: The Arts, Social or toronto@medievaltimes.com
Studies, Other Website: www.medievaltimes.com/cnedu
Location: 10 Dufferin St. Exhibition Place, Toronto ON M6K 3C3

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Watch as your lesson plans come to life in our 11 th century-style castle. Its an interactive
educational experience your students will treasure!

ALL NEW 30-minute educational presentation lunch
90-minute live action-packed jousting tournament & medieval games of skill
Call 866-543-5278 or visit medievaltimes.com/cnedu

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Post Show Q & A / Historical Theatre Tours / Study Guides / Workshops
Performance Opportunities (for Choral Groups)

RESERVE FOR YOUR STUDENTS TODAY!


Contact Mirvish Group Sales at 416-593-4142 / 1-800-724-6420
TORONTO THEATRE
Mirvish Theatre
The biggest and best entertainment
in Toronto!
The 2016/17 Mirvish Theatre Season includes a variety of shows suitable
GRADE for all age and grade levels that tie into many of the subjects covered
ALL in the Ontario curriculum. In addition to the exciting shows, Mirvish
offers extra activities and resources for school groups such as tours,
Minimum group size: 10 study guides and Q&As. Ask about group and student group pricing.
Maximum group size: Other Weekday matinee performances available.
Length: Custom Contact: Call Mirvish Group Sales at 416-593-4142
Subject Areas: Website: www.mirvish.com
The Arts, Health and Physical Location: 4 theatres in downtown Toronto
Education, Language, Social
Studies

Oakville Galleries
A visual arts experience unlike
any other
Enrich your students education with a hands-on art workshop! Taught
GRADE by professional artists, our field trips and in-class visits make the arts
ALL accessible and engaging. With the Visual Arts curriculum and the
Creative Process at the forefront of our offerings, select programs also
Minimum group size: 25 or integrate strands from Geography, Language and Science.
equivalent registration fee
Maximum group size: 85 Contact: education@oakvillegalleries.com or 905.844.4402
Length: 1 to 5 hours Website: www.oakvillegalleries.com
Subject Areas: Location: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville L6J 1L6
The Arts, Language, Science and
Technology, Social Studies, Other

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Of Rock and Chalk Ltd.
Indoor Rock Climbing
We can create a program that meets your group needs.
Young students learn about the pulley systems used or enjoy a day
GRADE of physical education/health. Mature students can learn about the
engineering behind the sport, the science that helps the climbers stay
1 - 12 safe or the Kinesiology to discover the physiological, biomechanical and
psychological mechanisms that take place when rock climbing.
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: Other Contact: info@rockandchalk.com
Length: Custom Website: www.rockandchalk.com
Subject Areas: Health and Location: 482 Ontario St Newmarket ON L3Y 2K7
Physical Education, Science and
Technology

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Ontario Science Centre
Destination: Discovery
The Science Centre is your field trip destination for engaging science
education and unique, STEM-focused experiences beyond the walls
of the classroom. In addition to IMAX films and hands-on exhibits,
GRADE we offer more than 30 programs where our dynamic Educators
ALL connect the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum to real-world
situations.
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: 100+
Length: 45 minutes, Contact: School Bookings Office: 416-696-3140
90 minutes, 1 hour 45 minutes SchoolBookings@OntarioScienceCentre.ca
or 6 hours Website: OntarioScienceCentre.ca
Subject Areas: Science and Location: 770 Don Mills Road Toronto, ON M3C 1T3
Technology, Mathematics

Pirate Life Childrens Theatre


Explore history through the
dramatic arts!
GRADE Take a step back in time and join the crew on an adventure and search
for sunken treasure! An interactive performance encouraging audience
ALL participation through the development of character/role and creating
Minimum group size: 5 skits and stories aboard a real pirate ship at the Toronto Islands!
Maximum group size: 100 Contact: Matt Slaman, crew@piratelife.ca
Length: 90 minutes Website: www.piratelife.ca
Subject Areas: The Arts, Science Location: 9 Queens Quay West
and Technology, Social Studies

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Reptilia Zoo and
Education Centre
Bring Science to Life!
The Reptilia Education program is dedicated to providing a real
GRADE connection for students between the Ontario Science Curriculum
ALL and the world around them, fostering a sense of responsibility,
empowering the students to grasp a critical concept and formulate
Minimum group size: 20 their own questions. We customize programs for kindergarten to
Maximum group size: 100+ Grade 12.
Length: 90 minutes Contact: Booking Coordinator 905 303 2516 Bookings@reptilia.org
Subject Areas: Science and Website: www.reptilia.org
Technology Location: 2501 Rutherford Road

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada


Conserve, Educate, Inspire
Ripleys Aquarium of Canada is an unforgettable learning destination
for children, youth and adults. Our mission is to provide a top
GRADE quality, world class aquatic life facility that fosters environmental
ALL education, conservation, and research, while simultaneously providing
entertainment for visitors of all ages.
Minimum group size:
10 participants Contact: Education Department 647-351-3474 x2648
Website: www.ripleysaquariumofcanada.com
Maximum group size: Other Location: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes
Subject Areas:
Science and Technology

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FREE - Kid-friendly news articles
with curriculum connections.
School visits available.
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Royal Ontario Museum
Explorers Wanted For Epic Journeys
ROM School Visits are unforgettable experiences that spark enormous
curiosity and inspire learning in students. Enthralling natural
GRADE specimens and cultural treasures ignite young imaginations through
hands-on, active learning. Through our world-class collections and
ALL special exhibitions, our programs encourage students to inquire and
think critically about the world around them.
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: Other
Length: 60 minutes, 90 minutes Contact: ROM Learning | 416-586-5801 x 1
Subject Areas: The Arts, Website: www.rom.on.ca/learn
Language, Mathematics, Science Location: 100 Queens Park, Toronto ON M5S 2C6
and Technology, Social Studies,
Other

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Sky Zone
Take Your Field Trip To The Sky
Sky Zone is the worlds first indoor trampoline park. Were the
inventors of fun fitness and the makers of trampolines as far as
GRADE the eye can see. Experience WOW the weightlessness of bouncing,
ALL flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes!

Minimum group size: Website: www.skyzone.com/gta


10 participants Location: Choose one of 4 great locations!
Maximum group size: Other 3636 Hawkestone Rd., Mississauga
Length: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 45 Esandar Rd., Toronto
1 hour, 2 hours 2839 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan
Subject Areas: 240 South Blair St., Unit 2, Whitby
Health and Physical Education,
Science and Technology

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rden at Toron
Visit Franklin Childrens Ga

Lea r n a b o u t P o l l i n a
About Franklin Childrens Garden:
Inspired by Franklin the Turtle from the celebrated book series written
by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark, Franklin
Childrens Garden is an exciting space for kids and families.

The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines


interactive features with recreational programming for children to
discover the wonders of the natural world.

Introducing an exciting new resource for teachers!


The City of Toronto has developed the
Wonderful World of Pollinators Discovery Guide
based on the Grades 3-4 Ontario Science
& Technology Curriculum. Teachers will
find helpful background information and
learning activities designed to help children
appreciate the importance of pollinators
in our world.
Order your FREE pdf copy today! Send
your request to: partnerships@toronto.ca

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nto Island Park

ators!
Book a school group visit!
School groups can visit Franklin Childrens
Garden and experience the wonderful world
of pollinators, first hand!
Each child will receive a FREE Franklin
Discovery Backpack loaded with resources
to use while exploring the garden.
Have questions? Interested in booking a visit? Visit
toronto.ca/islands or email:partnerships@toronto.ca

toronto.ca/islands

to.ca/islands
Sony Centre for the
Performing Arts
Located steps from Union Station in Downtown Toronto, the Sony
Centre offers a broad range of programming for all ages. Experience
GRADE dance, concerts, speakers, and movies with live orchestra, just to name
ALL a few! High School teachers may also contact us for information about
our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) offerings.
Minimum group size: 8
Contact: Rachel Robbins rachel@sonycentre.ca
Maximum group size: 100+ Website: www.sonycentre.ca
Length: 2 hours Location: 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Subject Areas: The Arts

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The Haunted Walk
Over 20 Years of Educational Adventures!
It can be difficult to find field trips that are fun, affordable and
curriculum-linked. Thats where we come in! Over 30,000 students
GRADE join us each year on our thematic and award-winning walking tours of
Toronto, Ottawa and Kingstons darker history and ghost stories. Take
1 - 12 your class on an adventure they will never forget!
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: 400 Contact: info@hauntedwalk.com, 416-238-1473
Length: 1 hour, 90 minutes Website: hauntedwalk.com
Location: Start location varies depending upon tour.
Subject Areas:
The Arts, Social Studies

True North Climbing


Rock your field trip!
True North Climbing is an awesome destination for a field trip!
Located in Torontos Downsview Park Sports Centre, our large (12,000
square feet!), clean and air-conditioned facility offers a fun and safe
GRADE environment for kids to climb on top-rope, boulder and slackline.
Elementary/Middle/ Climbing provides a unique opportunity for personal challenge,
Secondary (Grades 3-12) teamwork, cooperation, confidence building, and improved self-
esteem. Our school program combines physical activity with learning
Minimum group size: new skills, and kids have fun pushing themselves to try something
10 participants new and exciting.
Maximum group size: 100 Contact: 416 398-7625 or info@truenorthclimbing.com
Length: 3 hours Website: truenorthclimbing.com/school-groups
Subject Areas: Location: 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14, Toronto M3K 2B9
Health and Physical Education Part of the Downsview Park Sports Centre

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with Toronto and Region Conservation
Field trips for all grades (K12) and most curriculum links!

Field trips located at:


Albion Hills Field Centre
Black Creek Pioneer Village
Claremont Field Centre
Kortright Centre for Conservation
Lake St. George Field Centre
Tommy Thompson Park
We can come to you, too!
Watershed On Wheels

For more information:


www.trca.ca/fieldtrips
SCENE FROM JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (2014)
Young Peoples Theatre
Learning is at the centre of
everything we do.
Embedded deep in YPTs philosophy is a commitment to learning,
GRADE whether it is in the classroom or at the theatre. Each season, we
ALL ensure our professional plays address significant areas of the
curriculum including music, language, equity, and social studies.
Minimum group size: 20 Highlights this year include the musicals Seussical and James and
Maximum group size: 460 the Giant Peach. Our Teacher Resources provide effective tools for
Length: 60-80 minutes the classroom, including Study Guides, hands-on workshops, and
Subject Areas: The Arts, professional development for educators.
Language, Science and Contact: 416-862-2222 x2 online@youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Technology, Social Studies Website: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca
Location: 165 Front Street East, Toronto M5A 3Z4

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Southwestern Ontario

Hamilton Conservation Authority

PHOTO: MIKE LALICH Art Gallery of Hamilton Hamilton Civic Museums

Blue Heron Cruises


Glass Bottom & Jet Boat Cruises to
Flowerpot Island
Blue Heron Cruises has been operating Glass Bottom & Jet Boat
GRADE Cruises to Flowerpot Island for more than 45 years. Cruise through the
ALL crystal clear waters of Fathom Five National Marine Park while you
discover turn of the century lighthouse, historical shipwrecks and the
Minimum group size: 10 fascinating geology of Flowerpot Island.
Maximum group size: 125
Length: Custom Contact: Amanda 855-596-2999 ext 406
Subject Areas: Website: www.cruisetobermory.com
Health and Physical Education, Location: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory
Social Studies, Other

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Art Gallery of Hamilton
Sparking creativity and critical thinking
The AGH is the oldest and largest public art museum in southwestern
Ontario. Its permanent collection is renowned as one of the finest in
GRADE Canada. AGH tour and studio programs are an excellent complement
ALL to classroom study, engaging students in creative activity, critical
thinking and experiential learning.
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: 100+ Contact: education@artgalleryofhamilton 905-527-6610 x 272
Length: 2 hours Website: www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Subject Areas: The Arts, Location: 123 King Street West, Hamilton, L8P 4S8
Social Studies

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Inspire your students with the ultimate outdoor classroom!


Blue Mountain and its four-season adventure park provides a unique mountain
experience that will engage, test limits, build confidence and foster cooperation.
Well work with you to deliver an educational field trip that is inclusive to all abilities
providing a fun, natural learning environment.
groups@bluemountain.ca | 877-445-0231 x6353

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Blue Mountain
Breathe fresh air into your lessons
Inspire your students with the ultimate outdoor classroom!
Blue Mountain and its four-season adventure park provides a unique
GRADE mountain experience that will deliver an educational field trip
inclusive to all abilities in a fun, natural learning environment.
ALL
Contact: Groups at Blue Mountain 705-445-0231 ext. 6353
Minimum group size: 15 groups@bluemountain.ca
Maximum group size: Other Website: BlueMountain.ca
Length: Custom Location: 110 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 3Z2
Subject Areas: Health and
Physical Education

DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRIPS


Circle Square Ranch is a year round retreat facility that offers a variety of
programming for students of all ages. Studentswill have a great time
participating in our outdoor education, team building, and recreational
activities all whileenjoying our beautiful countryside.
519-754-0171 brantford@csranch.ca | www.csranch.ca/brantford
1645 Colborne St E, Brant ON, N3T 5L4

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Educational
Show-Only
Tickets

$18.95
per student
inclusive of any applicable fees,
taxes and gratuities.

Book your student


group today for our
special Educational
Magic Show!
Show at 11:00 am
1 Hour in Duration
15 minute Q&A after
show with Greg Frewin
International Grand
Champion of Magic
Learn about Zoology,
the arts, production
and of course MAGIC!

Ask about adding tiger photo


options or popcorn and drinks to
your group booking!
Pizza Lunch Add-on - Individual
personal sized pizza, taro chips and
juice available!

GregFrewinTheatre.com/Educational
5781 Ellen Ave. (Near the top of Clifton Hill), Niagara Falls, Ontario
sales@gregfrewintheatre.com | 1-866-779-8778

Offer subject to change without notice.


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Hamilton Civic Museums
Real People. Real Stories.
Real Adventure!
Quality curriculum-linked educational programs delivered by friendly
GRADE and knowledgeable interpreters at Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton
ALL Military Museum, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Battlefield House
Museum & Park, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Hamilton
Minimum group size: 10 Childrens Museum, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Griffin House,
Maximum group size: 100 and the Hamilton Farmers Market.
Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, Contact: museumfieldtrips@hamilton.ca
90 minutes, 2 hours, Custom Website: www.hamilton.ca/museumfieldtrips
Subject Areas: The Arts, Health Location: 9 educational sites throughout the City of Hamilton
and Physical Education, Language,
Mathematics, Science and
Technology, Social Studies

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THINK OUTSIDE
THE CLASSROOM
Learning begins at Niagara Parks
Outside-of-the-box thinking for outside-of-the-classroom
learning experiences. From our unforgettable attractions to
our highly educational historical and natural sites, Niagara
Parks offers interactive programs designed to enhance
any learning curriculum.

Contact a Niagara Parks Education Tours Specialist today:


1 (877) 642-7275 ext. 2 or groups@niagaraparks.com

ONTARIOS ONLY 56KM


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE MUSEUM
VISIT US AT NIAGARAPARKS.COM
ATTRACTIONS CULINARY HERITAGE GOLF SHOPS NATURE & GARDENS
Hamilton Conservation
Authority
Outdoor Environmental Education - Dundas
Your class will love learning about nature in the beautiful Dundas
GRADE Valley Conservation Area.
ALL Contact: Beth Stormont 905-627-1233
Website: conservationhamilton.ca/environmental-education-home
Minimum group size: Other Location: 650 Governors Rd. Dundas, ON L9H 5E3
Maximum group size: Other
Length: Custom
Subject Areas:
Health and Physical Education,
Science and Technology

Hamilton Conservation Authority


Educational Programs
www.conservationhamilton.ca 905-525-2181
Westfield Heritage Village - Rockton
History comes alive!
Learn about the past in an immersive, multi-sensory
environment that makes history come alive through hands-on
activities and memorable experiences.
westfieldheritage.ca/school-programs-at-westfield/
519-621-8851

Dundas Valley Conservation Area - Dundas


Outdoor Environmental Education
Connect your class with the outdoors through year round
outdoor environmental education in one of the Hamilton
areas most beautiful conservation areas.
conservationhamilton.ca/environmental-education-home/
905-627-1233

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ONE AXE Pursuits
Rock climbing, zipline and
rappel education
ONE AXE Pursuits offers students a unique outdoor education with
GRADE options for rock climbing, rappelling and ziplining. Also available are
team building programs for school groups including our Amazing
ALL Elora Race and Adventure Team Challenge which gives students a
Minimum group size: 4 chance to challenge their physical and mental skills while gaining
leadership skills.
Maximum group size: 100+
Length: 2-6 hours Contact: Christa Niravong, info@oneaxepursuits.com
Subject Areas: Health and Website: www.oneaxepursuits.com
Location: For zipline, park at the Elora Community Centre at 29 David
Physical Education, The Arts,
St. West (washrooms available) in Elora, ON or for rock climbing park at
Science and Technology, upper first parking lot at Rattlesnake Point, Milton, ON
Social Studies

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Treewalk Village Adventure Park for Kids

OFAH/Mario Cortellucci Hunting


Camp Kawartha & Fishing Heritage Centre

MART YRS SHRINE

Martyrs Shrine
A Journey of Discovery with Christ
A retreat programme offered at the Martyrs Shrine that integrates
the O.C.S.G.E. with elements from both Ignatian spirituality and
GRADE Jesuit education. Students will be led by a Jesuit priest in a day of
activities, physical exercise, prayer, and Mass, harmonized with their
Secondary grade levels Religious Education curriculum. Encountering St. Jean de
Brbeuf and his companions, students will, in turn, be invited to reflect
Minimum group size: 25 on their own sense of Christian identity and mission.
Maximum group size: 50
Length: 4 hours, Custom Contact: School Bookings - 1-855-526-3788 x225
Subject Areas: Website: www.martyrs-shrine.com
Social Studies, The Arts, Health/ Location: 16163 Highway 12 West, Midland, ON, L4R 4K6
Physical Education

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Camp Kawartha Outdoor
Education Centre
Inspiring Environmental Stewardship
GRADE This lakeside facility on 180 acres is an award-winning facility which
ALL offers day visits, 1-night, 2-night up to 1-week stays for students from
Primary to High School. Just under 100 curriculum-linked programs
Minimum group size: 25 in the areas of Environmental Science and Arts; Canadian History;
Maximum group size: Other Adventure and Leadership; Phys. Ed and Recreation.
Length: 2 hours Contact: Shawna, Registrar, shawna@campkawartha.ca
Subject Areas: Website: http://campkawartha.ca/outdoor-education/
The Arts, Health and Physical Location: 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0
Education, Science and
Technology, Social Studies

Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre


Inspiring Environmental Stewardship
We are a YEAR-ROUND learning centre...
Curriculum-Linked Education Programs (K-12) 14
OCT Certified Teachers on Staff Environmental
Awards
Green Buildings & Sustainable Living in Action
Arts, Science, History, Social Studies, Adventure & Leadership
Camp Kawartha has been providing unforgettable outdoor experiences since 1921

705-652-3860 1-866-532-4597
www.CampKawartha.ca
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Horseshoe Resort
Ontarios Best School Group Destination
Located in the Copeland Forest, Horseshoe offers everything you need
to keep your students active. Our year round programs teach students
new skills and aid in building confidence. From skiing, snowshoeing
GRADE and tubing in the winter, to mountain biking, team building or
ALL Slopeside Adventures in the spring/summer.

Minimum group size: 5 Contact: Tristana Reid, tristanar@horseshoeresort.com


Maximum group size: 100+ Website: www.horseshoeresort.com
Length: Custom Location: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie Ontario
Subject Areas:
Health and Physical Education

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OFAH/Mario Cortellucci Hunting
& Fishing Heritage Centre
Curriculum-linked programming for
GRADE only $5/student!
Let our staff bring Ontarios fishing and hunting heritage to your
ALL students fingertips with hands-on experiential learning with
Minimum group size: 5 personalized, curriculum-linked activities highlighting wildlife,
conservation, fishing, hunting, history, and Aboriginal knowledge.
Maximum group size: 50
Our giant aquarium, wildlife displays, pond, and archery range will
Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, leave your students in awe of Ontarios nature.
90 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, Custom Contact: 705-748-6324 ext. 100
Subject Areas: Health and Physical Website: www.hfhc.ca
Education, Science and Technology, Location: 4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9J 8L5
Social Studies, Other

Scales Nature Park


The Best CANADIAN Reptile Experience!
Nature centre featuring the most complete live collection of Canadian
reptile and amphibian species. Hands on interaction with the animals.
GRADE Custom programs led by knowledgeable staff. 21 hectares of forest,
ponds, streams and trails for outdoor programming. Curriculum-linked
ALL resource materials. Outreach programs available for schools and other
groups throughout Ontario- well bring the animals to you!
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 100+
Length: Custom Contact: 705-327-2808, scalesnaturepark@gmail.com
Subject Areas: Website: www.scalesnaturepark.ca
Science and Technology, Other Location: 82 Line 15 South, Oro-Medonte, ON, L3V 8H9

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Treewalk Village Adventure
Park for Kids
The perfect venue for discovering nature
GRADE Kids as young as 3 years old can let their imaginations lead the
way while exploring this massive forest playground at Bruces Mill
JK-6 Conservation Area. The centerpiece of Treewalk Village, which first
opened in 2015, is a network of 12 tree-houses connected by nets,
Minimum group size: 20 ramps and slides. Other features include an underground tunnel world,
Maximum group size: 100+ mini TreeWee obstacle course and more. Plan your 2-hour visit today!
Length: 2 hours
Contact: stouffville@treetoptrekking.com
Subject Areas: Health and Website: www.treewalkvillage.com
Physical Education, Science and Location: 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
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Treetop Trekking
Adventure Parks
Now with 5 Locations in Ontario
For over 10 years we have welcomed hundreds of school groups at our
GRADE 5 convenient locations. Activities include: 3-hour aerial course tours,
5-12 2-hour team building programs, GPS rallies, canopy tours and more.
Options are available with and without zip lines so there is something
Minimum group size: 20 for all schools. We meet many primary and secondary curriculum
Maximum group size: 100+ requirements.
Length: Custom Contact: info@treetoptrekking.com
Subject Areas: Website: www.treetoptrekking.com
Health and Physical Education, Location: Barrie, Brampton, Ganaraska, Huntsville, & Stouffville
Science and Technology

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Eastern Ontario

Canadian War Museum

National Gallery of Canada Aquatarium

Canadian Museum of History


Offer a meaningful learning experience
of Canadas history to your students
We propose a wide range of school programs that encourage
GRADE students to pursue a deeper understanding of the people, places and
events that have shaped Canada. The Museum features a number of
1-12 exhibitions and is home to the Canadian Childrens Museum and CIN+.
Minimum group size: 20 Programs match the Ontario school curricula. Our programs include
Maximum group size: 100+ hands on materials, group interactivity, role playing and gallery
explorations. We now offer Gallery Activity Sheets in the Museum.
Length: 45 minutes
Contact: 1-800-555-5621, information@historymuseum.ca
Subject Areas:
Website: www.historymuseum.ca/learn
Social Studies, Other Location: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC

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Aquatarium
at Tall Ships Landing
The Aquatarium is a 27,000+ square foot, interactive, learning and
discovery centre, making it the perfect destination for school field trips!
Schedule a program in our lab, attend a presentation at our Magic
GRADE Planet or Planetarium, and watch an educational film about this regions
ALL history and culture in our theatre. Visiting students are free to explore
the discovery centre at their own pace and learn about the 1000 Islands
Minimum group size: 10 region in our many interactive exhibits.
Maximum group size: 100
Length: Custom Contact: Jessica Williams, jwilliams@aquatarium.ca
Subject Areas: The Arts, 613-342-6789 ext. 7007
Health and Physical Education, Website: www.aquatarium.ca
Language, Science and Location: 6 Broad Street, Brockville ON K6V 0C4
Technology, Social Studies

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Canadian War Museum
Immerse your students in a hands-on learning
experience of Canadas military history!
The Canadian War Museum offers a wide range of learning
GRADE opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through
historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and
ALL interactive presentations, the Museums school programs help
students discover Canadas rich military history.
Minimum group size: 20 Programs match the Ontario school curricula. Our programs include
Maximum group size: 100+ hands on materials, group interactivity and role playing. Artifacts kits
Length: 45 minutes available for loan to schools across Canada.
Subject Areas: Contact: 1-800-555-5621, information@warmuseum.ca
Social Studies Website: www.warmuseum.ca/learn
Location: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON

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National Air Force Museum
of Canada
Let Them Discover Wings
Science, history, tech or ESL, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is
GRADE a fun and interactive learning experience. Choose from standard Ontario
ALL curriculum based selections, or work with us to customize a program
just for your students. We also offer programming for cadets, youth
Minimum group size: 10 programs, camps and special needs groups.
Maximum group size: Other
Length: Custom Contact: Education Coordinator - 613-965-3874
Subject Areas: Language, Website: www.airforcemuseum.ca
Mathematics, Science and Location: 220 RCAF Rd., Trenton Ontario
Technology, Social Studies, Other

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National Gallery of Canada
A top attraction in the heart of
Canadas Capital
A magnet for visitors since its inception, the Gallery engages audiences
GRADE of all ages. Our education programs promote thoughtful looking at
ALL artworks, emphasize learning through social interaction, and encourage
students to use their personal experience to interpret art. Guided tours,
Minimum group size: hands-on workshops, in-classroom Webinars and more!
10 participants
Contact: Reservations@gallery.ca, 613-990-4888
Maximum group size: Other Website: www.gallery.ca/en/learn/index.php
Location: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Length: 60 minutes, 90 minutes
Subject Areas: The Arts,
Language, Mathematics,
Social Studies

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Northern Ontario

Science North

Science North
Discover science beyond the classroom!
Science North offers 3 different Ultimate School Field Trip packages
in our engaging science centers. Take part in an ALL-NIGHT
EXTRAVAGANZA with our enthusiastic and energetic Bluecoats or
GRADE experience the Ultimate 2 day or 1 day Field trips in Northern Ontarios
1-12 most popular attraction and home of the Big Nickel.

Minimum group size: 25


Maximum group size: Other
Length: Custom Contact: Booking Agents - 705 523 4629 or schoolvisit@sciencenorth.ca
Subject Areas: Website: www.sciencenorth.ca/schools
Science and Technology Location: 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 5S9

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Find out what makes the Ontario Science Centre
a leader in science education.

Destination:
Discovery

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A CULINARY AND ACROBATIC TREAT THAT
WILL SATISFY AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES!

25% Group Discount


for Groups 10+
$25 Student Group
Tickets
Complimentary Group
Leader Tickets
Suitable for grades 1+
Post-show Q&A in
French or English
A playful and
participatory show
of pure creativity
LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL

WEEKDAY
MATINEES
AVAIL ABLE!

NOV 1 DEC 4
PRINCESS OF WALES THEATRE
300 KING STREET WEST

RESERVE FOR YOUR STUDENTS TODAY!


Contact Mirvish Group Sales at 416-593-4142 / 1-800-724-6420
See advertisement inside for more upcoming shows

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