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FIELD TRIP PLANNER

Are we
there yet?
Ontarios Field Trip
Planner for Educators
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SCOUTS/GUIDES
TOUR OPERATOR
SOCIAL STUDIES

TECHNOLOGY
GRADE LEVEL

GEOGRAPHY/

ECONOMICS/

WHEELCHAIR
INDEX

ACCESSIBLE
DISCOUNTS
AVAILABLE
SERVICE IN
SCIENCE &
HISTORY

PHYS ED

FRENCH
OTHER

FOOD
MATH
PAGE

ART
Adventure Bay Family Water Park 56 ALL
Adventures in the Valley Outdoor 24 1-12
African Lion Safari 46 ALL
Art Gallery of Windsor 56 ALL
Bata Shoe Museum 5 JK-12
Bingemans 51 ALL
Bird Kingdom 66 K-12
Blue Mountain Resort 42 K-12
Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory 52 JK-12
Canadas Wonderland Festival of Music 6 K-12
Canadas Wonderland Physics, Science and Math 6 4-12
Canadian Museum of History 34 ALL
Canadian Museum of Nature 31 K-12
Canadian Transporation Museum and Heritage Village 57 ALL
Canadian War Museum 34 ALL
Casa Loma 7 K-12
Chicopee 48 2-12
Chimczuk Museum 59 ALL
CN Tower 8 3,7, 9-12
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre 12 7-12
Fort Henry 33 3-8
Fort Malden National Historic Site 60 ALL
Fort William Historical Park 43 1-12
Go Tours 9 6-12
Great Wolf Lodge 67 6-9
Hamilton Civic Museums 23 ALL
The Haunted Walk Ghosts and Spirits of the Distillery 28 7-12
The Haunted Walk (Ottawa or Kingston) 29 7-12
Hockey Hall of Fame 9 ALL
Homer Watson House & Gallery 53 K-12
Hornblower Niagara Cruises 64 ALL
Horseshoe Resort 40 1-12
IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls 63 ALL
Joseph Schneider Haus 49 JK-12
Laser Quest 19 3-10
LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto 18 PS-6
Maison Franois Baby House 59 ALL
Mariposa Cruises 10 K-12
McMicheal Canadian Art Collection 35 K-12
Medieval Times 11 3-12
Muskoka Heritage Place 39 3-12
National Gallery of Canada 30 K-12

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SCOUTS/GUIDES
TOUR OPERATOR
SOCIAL STUDIES

TECHNOLOGY
GRADE LEVEL

GEOGRAPHY/

ECONOMICS/

WHEELCHAIR
ACCESSIBLE
INDEX

DISCOUNTS
AVAILABLE
SERVICE IN
SCIENCE &
HISTORY

PHYS ED

FRENCH
OTHER

FOOD
MATH
PAGE

ART
Niagara Parks 61 ALL
Of Rock and Chalk 20 1-PS
Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show 65 1-12
Ontario Science Centre 12 K-12
PirateLife 14 JK-8
Playdium 17 MS & HS
Point Pelee National Park 60 ALL
Ripleys Aquarium of Canada 16 K-12
Rose Theatre Brampton 22 JK-12
Royal Botanical Gardens 28 ECE-12
Royal Ontario Museum 13 ALL
The Rum Runners Tour 57 ALL
Scenic Caves Nature Adventure 36 1-PS
Scenic Caves Nature Adventure Eco Adventure Tour 37 8-PS
Scenic Caves Nature Adventure Nordic Adventure 38 4-PS
Science North 45 1-12
Second City 15 6-12
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 21 ALL
Skywood Eco Adventure 33 ALL
SONY Centre for the Performing Arts 16 ALL
St.Jacobs Horse Drawn 50 ALL
THEMUSEUM 54 JK-12
Toronto Zoo 17 K-12
Tourism Windsor Essex/Pelee Island 55
TreeTop Trekking Zipline and Aerial Game Parks 27 5 & UP
Treewalk Village-Adventure park for Kids 27 K-5
Upper Canada Village 32 3-8
Upper Canada Village-Self -Guided Discovery Visit 32 PK-12
Waterloo Region Museum 49 PS-12
Waterloo Central Railway 53 ALL
Waterloo Regional Tourism 47
Westfield Heritage Village 25 K-9
Wild Waterworks/Sports Day 25 9-12
Wild Waterworks/Water Safety 24 JK-8
Wilfred Laurier University 50 5-8
Windsor Adventure Inc 58 ALL

Attractions Ontarios Are We There Yet? Field Trip Planner was developed in consultation with the Student
Youth Travel Association, Ontario Motor Coach Association, tour operators focusing on the student travel
market, retired teachers, and School Board representatives. This province-wide publication is designed to
present quality, curriculum-based educational programs to teachers and youth group leaders across Ontario.
Cover image: National Gallery of Canada
Magazine produced by Raesgo Creative

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Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

Greater Toronto
& Hamilton

Bata Shoe Museum


Why study shoes? Although feet are the same around the world, what people choose to
wear on their feet is incredibly diverse. It is in this diversity that some of the most interesting
aspects of culture are revealed. A field trip to the Bata Shoe Museum can enrich learning in
almost any subject area. We offer a variety of programs for grades JK-12 with links to many GRADE
strands within the Ontario Curriculum. Extend your visit with a 30 minute clog-painting Jr. Kindergarten to 12
workshop.
Min Group Size:
10 Participants
Guided Programs: $6/student
Max Group Size:
Self-guided Visits: $5/student 48 Participants
Complimentary admission: accompanying teachers, education staff, attendants, first 5 Length:
parents/guardians per class. 1 hour; 1.5 hours
Subject Areas:
Science, Social Studies,
History, Fashion, Family
CONTACT: Andrea Field, Education Coordinator, 416 979 7799 ext 242 Studies, Visual Art, IAPS.
EMAIL: andrea@batashoemuseum.ca (preferred contact method)
WEBSITE: www.batashoemuseum.ca
LOCATION: 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M5S 1W7

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Canadas Wonderland
PHYSICS, SCIENCE AND MATH

Put STEM programming into action and give your students a lesson theyll never forget!
Designed by Vanessa Moniz (B.Ed., B.A. and Brent Wettlaufer (B.Sc., Physics) - our hands-
on programs meet current Ontario teaching curriculum standards and can be assigned for
GRADE
completion before, during and after their visit to the park. Teachers are provided a link to
download the workbooks and activities once they book their trip. These can be edited to suit 4-12
the needs of the class and the teachers preferences. The launch of our program begins with Min Group Size:
the WonderCoaster Building contest and often, a special ride seminar. 15
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: 905 832 7502 education@canadaswonderland.com none
WEBSITE: www.canadaswonderland.com/youthprograms Length:
Flexible - Self Run by teacher
LOCATION: 9580 Jane St, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1S6
Subject Areas:
Physics, Science, Math

Canadas Wonderland
FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

School bands and choirs can showcase their talent in one of our three venues in front of a
professional musician who will adjudicate their performance! Comments will be recorded
onto CD throughout the performance, for the group to review once the performance is
GRADE
over. An appreciation plaque will also be provided to display in the music room. After their
performance, the group may spend the rest of the day in the park. We allow a 30 minute Kindergarten to 12
performance per group, however, schools may book multiple groups. Min Group Size:
We are a proud member of the Ontario Music Educators Association! 15
Max Group Size:
none
CONTACT: 905 832 7502 education@canadaswonderland.com Length:
30 Min performance
WEBSITE: www.canadaswonderland.com/youthprograms
Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 9580 Jane St, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1S6 Music, Band, Choir.

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Casa Loma
CASA LOMA FIELD TRIPS

WELCOME TO CASA LOMA - WHERE LEARNING COMES TO LIFE.


CASA LOMA IS ONE OF TORONTOS PREMIER HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS!
Originally home to Canadian financier, industrialist and military officer, Sir Henry Pellatt, the
GRADE
castle offers students a unique & interesting way to experience and learn about the early
20th century. Kindergarten to 12
Min Group Size:
CONTACT: Lisa Kaplan 647 725 1828 10 Participants
WEBSITE: www.casaloma.ca Max Group Size:
LOCATION: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON, M5R 1X8 None
Length:
Approx. 1 hour
Subject Areas:
History, The Arts, Science,
Social Studies, Business

WHERE learning COMES TO LIFE!


Casa Loma is one of Torontos premier historic attractions! Originally home
to Canadian financier, industrialist and military officer, Sir Henry Pellatt, the
castle offers students a unique and interesting way to experience and learn
about the early 20th century.

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

GRADES GRADES GRADES GRADES


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

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Hospitality & Tourism
Grades 9 to 12
CN Tower
EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT THE CN TOWER DEVELOPED BY TEACHERS FOR TEACHERS!
Canadas National Tower offers a fun and exciting learningcntower.ca
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Grade 3 & 7 Structures and Mechanisms
Grade 9 & 10 Geography and Urban Planning
Toll-Free North America 1.888.684.3268 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Grade 9-12 Hospitality and Tourism Min Group Size:
Bookings include: 10 Participants
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Distillery District Tours
FASCINATING HISTORY, INCREDIBLE ARCHITECTURE
AND EDUCATIONAL EXPLORATION IN TORONTOS
DISTILLERY DISTRICT

With one of the largest collections of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America, the
Distillery District is the perfect destination for your class! Your students will get a chance to
GRADE
learn everything from the sites history to prohibition, explosions, architecture, movies filmed
onsite, and more! 6 to 12
Ask us about combining the Distillery District tour with a tour of Old Town Toronto and the Min Group Size:
St. Lawrence Market and experience all the sights and sounds this area has to offer. We also 10 Participants
offer Segway PT workshops, themed tours, quiz options, and operate year-round. Max Group Size:
100 Participants per hour
Length:
1 hour (up to 2.5 hours with
CONTACT: Group Sales 416 642 0008 tours@gotourscanada.com other tours)
WEBSITE: www.gotourscanada.com Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 30 Gristmill Lane, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4 History, Social Science,
Architecture

Hockey Hall of Fame


HOCKEY HALL OF FAME EDUCATION PROGRAM

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 at HHOF.com.
All Grades
CONTACT: Wendy Cramer 416 933 8292 Min Group Size:
WEBSITE: www.hhof.com 15 Participants
LOCATION: 30 Yonge Street- Brookfield Place, Toronto, ON M5E 1X8 Max Group Size:
N/A
Length:
Average class visit to
the Hall lasts 1.5-2 hours
Subject Areas:
English, Math, History,
Geography, Phys. Ed,
Language, Business

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Mariposa Cruises
TORONTO HARBOUR TOURS

Students can enjoy a unique experience of Toronto aboard Mariposa Cruises 45-minute
audio guided scenic harbour tours, with stunning views of Torontos skyline, harbour and
islands.
GRADE
Offered in English, French, Spanish and Mandarin, the audio narrations provide an
interactive experience, and touch on topics ranging from Torontos history, neighborhoods, Kindergarten to 12
life on the Island, recreational activities, nature, culture and much more. Min Group Size:
Harbour Tours are offered daily from May to September, with hourly departures between 20 Participants
12pm and 4pm, and are also available pre & post season for group reservations. Student Max Group Size:
Packages are also available for proms, formals and other private events. 560 Participants
Length:
Approx. 45 min to 3 hours
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Sue Vivanco 416-203-0178 Toronto city sightseeing,
WEBSITE: www.mariposacruises.com nature, cultural, historical
LOCATION: 207 Queens Quay West, Suite 425 Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

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Unforgettable experiences
on the water!

See Toronto in a new way.


45-minute audio scenic Harbour
Tours featuring lively and
educational narratives in English,
French, Spanish and Mandarin
Student Cruise Packages available
for field trips, proms, formals,
tour groups, and other special
events

416-203-0178 mariposacruises.com

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Medieval Times
Dinner & Tournament
EDUCATIONAL MATINEE

ALL NEW CURRICULUM BASED PROGRAM FOR 2016!


GRADE
The new educational program entertains and educates students through a series of
vignettes about what the message of the ancient code of chivalry meant to those who first Grades 3 - 12
experienced it, and how it remains an important set of signposts by which to form and Min Group Size:
nurture understanding and citizenship among the youth of today. The 90 minute program 15 Participants
includes seminar, performance and lunch. Interactive seminar and performance provides Max Group Size:
curriculum connections to Heritage & Identity, Early Societies, World History, Civics & 1,320 Participants
Citizenship. Vegetarian, Halal, Kosher and all allergies accommodated. Length:
90 minutes
Subject Areas:
Heritage & Identity, Early
CONTACT: Collette Prince, Group Sales Manager, 416 260 1170 ext 2619 Societies, World History,
Civics & Citizenship
WEBSITE: www.medievaltimes.com/cnedu
LOCATION: 10 Dufferin Street, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

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The Elgin and Winter
Garden Theatre
THE ELGIN AND WINTER GARDEN THEATRE CENTRE TOUR

Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site


This 90 minute tour is offered year-round and will recount the history and restoration of the
last operating double-decker theatre in the world. Visit the original lobbies, the elegant Elgin
GRADE
Theatre, the whimisical Winter Garden and see samples of the worlds largest collection of
Vaudeville-era scenery. As well visit the backstage exhibit housing an original Simplex Silent 7 to 12
Film Projector and a restored dressing room containing artifacts from the time period. Min Group Size:
10 Participants
CONTACT: Lena Polyvyannaya 416 314 2871 Max Group Size:
WEBSITE: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg 80 Participants
LOCATION: 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 Length:
90 Minutes
Subject Areas:
Theatre, Drama, History,
Heritage

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 educational
IMAX films and interactive exhibits, we offer more than 30 programs directly connected
to the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12. Choose
an interactive science presentation or hands-on workshop where dynamic Science Centre GRADE
Educators will link curriculum to real-world situations. Or bring your students to Mars in an Kindergarten to 12
immersive space mission simulation in Canadas only Challenger Learning Centre!
Min Group Size:
10 Participants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: School Bookings Office 416 696 3140 400 Participants
WEBSITE: OntarioScienceCentre.ca Length:
LOCATION: 770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1T3 45 mins, 90 mins, 1 hour and
45 mins or 6 hours
Subject Areas:
Science and Technology,
Mathematics

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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 specimens and cultural treasures ignite young
GRADE
imaginations through hands-on, active learning. Through our world-class collections and
special exhibitions, our programs encourage students to inquire and think critically about Pre-Kindergarten to 12,
Post Secondary
the world around them.
Min Group Size:
15 Participants per Group
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: ROM Learning 416 586 5801 Ext. 1 Variable
WEBSITE: www.rom.on.ca/learn Length:
LOCATION: 100 Queens Park, Toronto 60-90 minutes
Subject Areas:
The Arts, Language,
Mathematics, Science and
Technology, Social Studies,
Other

EXPLORERS WANTED FOR book your


EPIC visit today!
Exclusive hands-on

JOURNEYS experiences
Cross-curricular and
STEAM-based programs

SPECiAL EXhibiTiONS:
Until December 23, 2016
CHIHULY
Self-GUiDeD ViSit $10
GUiDeD ViSit + ROM MAKeRSPACe ACtiVitY $14

NOVeMbeR 12, 2016 MARCh 19, 2017


WILdLIfe
PHotograPHer
of tHe Year
Self-GUiDeD ViSit $10

www.rom.on.ca/learn
schoolv@rom.on.ca
416.586.5801 x1
All images unless otherwise noted ROM, 2016.
The ROM is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Interactive Theatre and
Pirate Adventure
A Pirates Life
PIRATE LIFE THEATRE GRADE
Embark on an adventure like no other, join the crew and search for sunken treasure! At Pirate Jr. Kindergarten to 8
Life students are invited to create, imagine and discover a new world as they become cast and Min Group Size:
crew with our professional pirates. Interactive theatre is rooted on audience participation. 10 Participants
Max Group Size:
Pirate life offers a themed theatre and workshop with the objective of ensuring children are None
comfortable to create and discover the performing arts. Length:
1-2 hours
Subject Areas:
Grades Jr-4 - Social Science/Arts. Explore character, role and performance while traversing Arts, History, Drama, Theatre
across history and learning of the life at sea.

Grades 5-8 - Social Science, Arts & History. An educational workshop, students will develop
characters, role play and create/recreate scenes borrowed from history.

CONTACT: Captain Murky - Matt Slaman 416 476 3836 crew@piratelife.ca


WEBSITE: www.Piratelife.ca
LOCATION: Centre Island, Toronto, ON

JOIN THE CREW


& SEARCH FOR TREASURE

l
The active participation aboard the At Pirate Life, children explore history and the arts through
pirate ship meant young pirates were an educational and interactive performance. They will be
busy and having fun...As a teacher and
a mom, I recommend this adventure. encouraged to act, do, and discover their voice. Come sail
- with us May to October on Toronto Island

Pirate Life Find out more at 416 476 3836 or PirateLife.ca

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The Second City
THE SECOND CITY SCHOOL PROGRAMS

For more than 15 years, The Second City has been educating and entertaining students
with our award winning workshops and performances. Each year, thousands of students
GRADE
grades 6-12, are enriched with our unique brand of education that combines improvisation,
humour, and curriculum based programming. We are happy to announce that this year we 1 to 12
are expanding our list of workshops to include specialty programming for grades 1-4 as we Min Group Size:
have had great success with our elementary school groups. We offer a fresh resource for 20 Participants
educators who want to provide their students with an alternative experience to learning Max Group Size:
curricular ideas. We offer three program options: Full Day Program (show + workshop), 220 Participants
Show Only, and Workshop Only. Length:
Show is 75 minutes,
Our educational show, Selfie First: The Second Citys Guide to Well Being, is built on Workshops up to 2 hours
several pillars essential to creating a successful learning environment. Focusing on elements Subject Areas:
such as inclusiveness, team work, and problem solving, our workshops are suitable for Collaboration, Creativity,
Effective Communications,
students of all ages. Storytelling

CONTACT: School Programs 416 343 0062 | schoolprograms@secondcity.com


WEBSITE: www.secondcity.com
LOCATION: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto ON

BOOK THE FUNNIEST FIELD TRIP EVER! FOR MORE INFORMATION:


THE HILARIOUS & INSIGHTFUL SELFIE FIRST + SCHOOLPROGRAMS@SECONDCITY.COM
INTERACTIVE & INCLUSIVE IMPROV WORKSHOPS 416-343-0062

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Ripleys Aquarium
of Canada
EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Ripleys Aquarium of Canada is an unforgettable learning destination for children, youth


and adults. Our mission is to provide a top quality, world class aquatic life facility that will
GRADE
foster environmental education, conservation, and research, while simultaneously providing
entertainment for visitors of all ages. Kindergarten to 12
We are the first and only aquatic facility of its kind in Ontario. Our suite of school programs Min Group Size:
offers a range of interactive and exciting options that are designed to meet Ontario Ministry 10 Participants
of Education curriculum standards and provide participants with a deeper understanding of Max Group Size:
the aquatic world and the importance of environmental protection and conservation. 240 Participants
Length:
25-50 minutes
CONTACT: Education Department 647 351 3474 Ext. 2648
Subject Areas:
WEBSITE: www.ripleysaquariumofcanada.com Life Science
LOCATION: 288 Bremner Blvd. Toronto

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 the Sony Centre Dance Collection (Nederlands Dans
Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, and Eifman Ballet), Cirkopolis by Cirque loize, martial GRADE
arts, and classic movies synced with live orchestra including Amadeus and E.T.! High School
ALL
teachers may also contact us for information about our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
offerings. Book your class today and experience an exciting new season at the Sony Centre! Min Group Size:
8 Participants
Max Group Size:
100+ Participants
CONTACT: Rachel Robbins - rachel@sonycentre.ca - 416-368-6161 x7143 Length:
WEBSITE: www.sonycentre.ca 2-3 hours
LOCATION: 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2 Subject Areas:
Performing Arts, Dance,
Music, Circus, Film, SHSM

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Playdium Mississauga
SO YOU WANT TO MAKE VIDEO GAMES

This is a 20 minute experience with a documentary style video applicable to Creating


Pathways to Success, an Education and Career /Life Planning Program for Ontario Schools.
The video contains interviews with industry leaders and explores various positions and
GRADE
educational requirements for careers in the Video Game Industry.
INTERVIEWS INCLUDE: Middle School &
High School
Anne-Marie Huurre, President/Founder, Women Wise Software.
Jeff Lait, Senior Mathematician, Side Effects Software. Min Group Size:
20 Participants
Sara Diamond, President, OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design).
Max Group Size:
Warren Currell, Founder, Sherpa Games 200 ppl
Claudette Critchley, C.E.O, Big Blue Bubble. Length:
Ken Walker, Technologist-Post Grad Computer Animation, Sheridan College. 20 Minutes
CUSTOM EDUCATION SESSIONS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Subject Areas:
Guidance and
Career Education
CONTACT: Russell Jacobson 905 273 9000 Ext. 298 rjacobson@playdium.com
WEBSITE: www.playdium.com
LOCATION: 99 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga, ON, L5B 4C1

Toronto Zoo
WHERE LEARNING COMES NATURALLY!

Imaginea field trip where students think theyre in a different world; where fish can breathe
air, birds can swim underwater, and cats can run faster than cars!

JOIN US AT THE TORONTO ZOO FOR A DAY FULL OF EXCITEMENT, DISCOVERY, AND GRADE
WONDER.
Engage your students in a variety of programs designed to bring the curriculum to life, Kindergarten to 12
including grade-specific full- and half-day workshops, interactive panda programs, guided Min Group Size:
tours, Bush Camp (overnight experience), and Zoo School, or enjoy the flexibility of a self- Dependant on Program
guided tour and download FREE resources to support your visit! Max Group Size:
None
Were confident youll have a WILD time!!
Length:
OPEN YEAR ROUND! 1 to 4 hours
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Education Coordinator 416-392-5944 schools@torontozoo.ca Programs are science and
WEBSITE: www.torontozoo.com environmental based, but
visits can incorporate art,
LOCATION: Main entrance is located on Meadowvale Road, Toronto, North of Hwy 401 (Ext. 389) math, geography, social
studies, aboriginal studies,
and more!

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LEGOLAND Discovery
Centre
UNLOCK YOUR STUDENTS CREATIVITY BRICK BY BRICK!
Just another school day? Not quite. LEGO Education and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre are
working in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences that will prepare
GRADE
todays students for tomorrows world. Now educators can discover the learning philosophy of
LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto, offering Pre-School to 5
a wonderful balance of learning, creativity and fun. Choose from 6 different educational Min Group Size:
workshops, ranging from Science and Technology to Literacy. With rides, a 4D Cinema and 3 10 Participants
million LEGO bricks under one roof, the skys the limit at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto! Max Group Size:
500 Participants
CONTACT: Merlin Booking Centre 1 855 356 2150 Length:
30 min
WEBSITE: www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.ca
Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan, ON, L4K 5W4 (Inside Vaughan Mills at Entry #4) Literacy, Science &
Technology, Language

Bringing learning to life

$
10 per student
Workshops: $2 ea.

One FREE chaperone for every 5 students.


Additional adult tickets $12.

All workshops:
Integrate hands-on materials
To book, call 855.356.2150. To learn more, visit and activities designed by LEGO
Education in collaboration with
www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.ca/Toronto/Schools real-world educators.
in association with *School rate only applicable to those who qualify
for school admission during periods in which school Meet current Ontario
is in session. See website for details. curriculum standards bringing
math, science, engineering and
LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations, the Minifigure and LEGOLAND are language arts to life.
trademarks of the LEGO Group. 2015 The LEGO Group.

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Laser Quest
QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE

LOOKING FOR S.T.E.M. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM?


The Quest for Knowledge educational field trip is just what you need! Our
educational excursions promise to be one of a kind, informative and fun filled
GRADE
for both you and your students. We combine science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics into our field trips. Designed by educators from the United 3 to 10
States and Canada, the Quest for Knowledge Educational Programs promote Min Group Size:
comprehension and retention, as we combine learning with fun! 20 Participants
All our field trips include two games of Laser Quest, hands on experience, Max Group Size:
a behind the scenes tour, live demonstrations, entertaining presentations and 120 Participants
resources for teachers. Length:
2 - 3 hours
Please contact us to receive a program booklet that highlights all the specific connections
Subject Areas:
to the Ontario Science Curriculum. Science (Physics), Technology
Engineering, Math
CONTACT: Nieshan Dissanayake 416 613 4495 sales@laserquest.com
WEBSITE: www.laserquest.com
LOCATIONS: 9 Locations in Ontario - please see ad below for details

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Of Rock and Chalk Ltd

We can create a program that meets your group needs.


Our programs can help your young students learn about the pulley systems used in rock
climbing or enjoy a day of physical education and health. We can create a program to teach
GRADE
your mature students about the engineering behind the sport, the science that helps the
climbers stay safe or the Kinesiology to discover the physiological, biomechanical and 1 to 12+
psychological mechanisms that take place when rock climbing. Min Group Size:

Max Group Size:


CONTACT: 905-895-7625 or Toll Free 1-888-248-7625 150 Participants
WEBSITE: www.rockandchalk.com Length:
1-4 Hrs
LOCATION: 482 Ontario St Newmarket ON L3Y2K7
Subject Areas:
Science, Health, Kinesiology

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Sky Zone Trampoline Park
SKY EDUCATION

SKY ZONE FIELD TRIPS ARE BOTH FUN AND EDUCATIONAL!


Physical fitness and lessons tie directly to what kids are learning in the classroom and capture
their interest like no trip ever before! GRADE
Physical Fitness - This program combines open jump, with access to Sky Slam, Foam Zone
and Dodgeball. We also can offer a short SKYROBICS program to get their hearts pumping. All Grades
Fitness and Nutrition - This program combines open jump, with access to Sky Slam, Foam Min Group Size:
Zone and Dodgeball. We also can offer a short SKYROBICS program to get their hearts N/A
pumping. Interactive classroom activities are available after the jump to discuss Canada Food Max Group Size:
Up to 120-150 Participants
Guide Recommendations and healthy choices. depending on location
Physics - This program combines open jump, with access to Sky Slam, Foam Zone Length:
and Dodgball. This program has group and independent experiments in addition to a 1 to 3 hours
presentation to discuss the physics of trampolining. Subject Areas:
Business and Marketing- This program shares the basics of setting up and marketing a Phys-Ed, Fitness and
Nutrition, Physics,
trampoline park as a business. This program combines open jump, with access to Sky Slam, Business Marketing
Foam Zone and Dodgeball.

WEBSITE: www.skyzone.com/gta

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Rose Theatre Brampton
ARTS ADVENTURES AT THE ROSE
Rose Theatre Brampton presents Arts Adventures, the professional entertainment education
series that transforms the stage into a classroom! This unique program targets many
curriculum initiatives allowing students of all grades, ages and developmental abilities to
experience the thrill of the theatre.
GRADE
What we offer: Jr. Kindergarten to 12
- Deposit-free booking
- Student tickets for only $9 (incl. tax) Min Group Size:
N/A
- Morning and afternoon performances
Max Group Size:
- Educational Study Guides 820 Participants
- Safe and easy bus drop-off and pick-up Length:
60 minutes
A variety of in-school arts workshops are also available through the Rose Theatre Academy. Subject Areas:
Art, Communications,
Our tailored workshops suit any grade and experience level to meet your curriculum needs. Dance,Family Relationships,
History, Literature, Mental
Health, Music, Performance
CONTACT: Education Desk 905 793 4841 roseeducation@brampton.ca Art, Social Studies
WEBSITE: www.rosetheatre.ca
LOCATION: 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, ON, L6V 0A3

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Hamilton Civic Museums
REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES. REAL ADVENTURE!

Quality curriculum-linked educational programs delivered by friendly and knowledgeable


interpreters at Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton Military Museum, Whitehern Historic House
& Garden, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology,
GRADE
Hamilton Childrens Museum, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Griffin House, and the
Hamilton Farmers Market. All
Museums have aligned current programming to reflect the revised Ontario Curriculum Min Group Size:
for Social Studies, History and Geography. We are committed to offering the enquiry-based 10 Participants
learning style outlined by the citizenship education framework. Max Group Size:
Please contact us for your free copy of our user-friendly Learning Adventures Field Trip 100 (varies by site)
Planner declared Best Printed Collateral Material in Ontario by Ontario Tourism Marketing Length:
1-4 hours
Partnership in 2006. Outreach and Lunch & Learn programs are also available.
Subject Areas:
History, Geography, Social
CONTACT: Brenda Branch 905 546 2424 Ext. 7527 Studies, Science and
Technology, Mathematics,
WEBSITE: www.hamilton.ca/museumfieldtrips The Arts, Language
LOCATION: Throughout the City of Hamilton

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Adventures in the
Valley Outdoor
OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Connect your class with the great outdoors through year round outdoor environmental
education programs. Get Outdoor Active with your class! Come and explore!
Learn how to snowshoe, use a compass, discover and investigate natural ecosystems!
GRADE
CONTACT: Beth Stormont, Education Program Manager 905 627 1233 1 to 12
EMAIL: Beth.Stormont@conservationhamilton.ca
Min Group Size:
WEBSITE: www.conservationhamilton.ca 15 Participants
LOCATION: Dundas Valley Conservation Area, 650 Governors Road, Dundas Max Group Size:
30 Participants
Length:
Half day, Full Day
Subject Areas:
Active Living, Science,
Geography,SHSM, Envirothon

Wild Waterworks/
Water Safety
WATER SAFETY EDUCATIONAL

We strongly believe that education is the key to water safety for children. Join us and provide
your students with the opportunity to learn valuable water safety information in our safe and
fun environment. GRADE
Jr. Kindergarden to 8
CONTACT: Stacey Mc Connell 905 547 6141 ext 5302
EMAIL: Stacey.McConnell@conservationhamilton.ca Min Group Size:
Call with details
WEBSITE: www.wild-waterworks.com
LOCATION: 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, Ontario, L8E 3L8
Max Group Size:
Call with details
Length:
5.5 hours
Subject Areas:
Safety in and around water

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Westfield Heritage
Village
DOWN ON THE FARM/TOWN LIFE

Down on the Farm is a chance for students to experience the joys and trials of pioneer life
in Upper Canada with a visit to an early log home, rustic country inn and one room school
house. Town life looks at what life was like to live in a small town in Canada during the
GRADE
second half of the 19th century. Learn about a childs life in a Confederation-era home, the
central importance of a general store, the impact of railways on small communities and the Kindergarden to 9
development and popularity of motion pictures at the turn of the century. Min Group Size:
20 Participants
CONTACT: 519 621 8851 Max Group Size:
EMAIL: westfield@conservationhamilton.ca 100 Participants
WEBSITE: www.westfieldheritage.ca Length:
90 minutes
LOCATION: 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, Ontario
Subject Areas:
Pioneers, Early Canadian Life

Wild Waterworks-
Sports Day
SPORTS DAY PROGRAM

We strongly believe that students get outside, be active and Wild Waterworks Sports Day
program offers many great opportunities to do so. A minimum of 300 students guarantees
exclusive use of the facility. GRADE
9 to 12
CONTACT: Stacey Mc Connell 905 547 6141 ext 5302
EMAIL: Stacey.McConnell@conservationhamilton.ca Min Group Size:
300 Participants
WEBSITE: www.wild-waterworks.com
LOCATION: 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, Ontario, L8E 3L8
Max Group Size:
Call with details
Length:
6.5 hours
Subject Areas:
Active Living

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Hamilton Conservation Authority Educational Programs

Dundas Valley - Dundas Westfield Heritage Village - Rockton Wild Waterworks - Hamilton
Outdoor Environmental Education Learn about the past in an immersive, WaterValley
Dundas Smart- Dundas
and Sports Day Programs
Connect your class with the outdoors through multi-sensory environment that makes history Fun interactive and educational experiences at
year round outdoor environmental education in come alive through hands-on activities and Hamiltons favourite waterpark. Learn about
one of the Hamilton areas most beautiful
memorable experiences. water safety before the summer break from
conservation areas.
http://conservationhamilton.ca/ http://westfieldheritage.ca/ certified instructors.
environmental-education-home/ school-programs-at-westfield/ www.wild-waterworks.com
905-627-1233 519-621-8851 1-800-555-8775

Visit: www.conservationhamilton.ca Call: 905-525-2181

TAKE YOU CLASS


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TREETOPTREKKING.COM

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Treetop Trekking Zip Line
& Aerial Game Parks
ZIP LINE & AERIAL GAME TREKS, TEAM BUILDING

For over 10 years we have been welcoming school groups of all ages. During a visit students
GRADE
will develop skills to respond to new challenges, participate in physical activity, set goals
and solve problems, and communicate efectively. Choose from our aerial game trek, team 5 & Up
building programs and other stand alone activities. School rates available. Min Group Size:
20 Participants
CONTACT: 905 797 2000 Max Group Size:
WEBSITE: www.treetoptrekking.com 200 Participants
LOCATION: 5 Locations: Barrie-Brampton-Ganaraska-Huntsville-Stouffville Length:
2-5 hours
Subject Areas:
Phys-Ed, Science, Outdoor Ed

Treewalk Village -
Adventure Park for Kids
ADVENTURE PARK TOUR

GRADE
Bring your class for an unforgetable day at Treewalk Village. Get great physical activity and
develop a love for nature while exploring a network of treehouses connected by nets, ramps Kindergarten - 5
and slides. The park also features a network of underground tunnels to explore, and a mini Min Group Size:
obstacle course. This brand new activity is brought to you by Treetop Trekking, Ontarios 20 Participants
leader in zip line and aerial adventure for over 10 years. Max Group Size:
200 Participants
CONTACT: 905 927 9397 Length:
Up to 3 hours
WEBSITE: www.treewalkvillage.com
Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 3291 Stouffville Rd, Stouffville, Ontario. Phys-Ed, Science, Outdoor Ed

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Royal Botanical Gardens
OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION
(SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS)
Come discover a living museum covering 1,100 hectares of display gardens and natural areas
that celebrate the relationship between humanity and nature. We are Canadas biodiversity
hotspot, home to more wild plant species than any other area in the country. What makes
RBG UNIQUE:
GRADE
Our programs meet Ontario curriculum requirements, are developed by certified teachers
and facilitated by trained outdoor educators to meet Ministry of Education expectations. ECE-12
Students experience hands-on learning in a living laboratory, using 21st century Min Group Size:
technology like data loggers, digital cameras and GPS units. 20 Participants
Our experience 65 years of education programming that builds meaningful connections Max Group Size:
with nature and a sense of environmental stewardship. 120 participants per location
Our commitment provide exceptional and accessible service, and accommodate your needs. Length:
90 min - 4 hrs, Custom
Mention this ad when making a booking and well put your school name into a draw for a free
Subject Areas:
class trip! Environmental Education,
Science and Technology,
Geography/Social Studies,
CONTACT: 905-527-1158 ext. 276 or toll-free 905-825-5040 ext. 276 Physical Education, Other
WEBSITE: www.rbg.ca/schools or www.rbg.ca/videoconferencing for virtual field trips
LOCATION: 680 Plains Road West, Burlington ON, L7T 4H4

The Haunted Walk


GHOST AND SPIRITS OF THE DISTILLERY

From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Torontos
ghost stories and darker history hidden amongst the towering skyscrapers. Hear of the citys
haunted theatres, public hangings and other restless spirits. Students will never look at the
city and its history the same again!
GRADE
Tours are available any day or evening, year-round. 7 to 12
Min Group Size:
CONTACT: Haunted Walk of Toronto ticket office 416 238 1473 20 Participants
WEBSITE: www.hauntedwalk.com Max Group Size:
200 Participants
Length:
1 Hrs
Subject Areas:
History (Grades 7 & 8),
English (Grades 7-12),
Drama (Grades 9 & 10)

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Fort Henry

Eastern
Ontario
The Haunted Walk
THE ORIGINAL HAUNTED WALK (OTTAWA OR KINGSTON)

Every city has its share of ghost stories, and Ottawa and Kingston are no exception. Visit the
historic downtown neighbourhoods by lantern light.
The Original Haunted Walk combines local history and real-life ghost stories to create an
unforgettable experience for your students. GRADE
Your students will be able to learn tricks of the trade from an experienced storyteller. 7 to 12
Tours are available any day or evening, year-round, in English or French.
Min Group Size:
20 Participants
CONTACT: Haunted Walk of Ottawa ticket office/Haunted Walk of Kingston ticket office Max Group Size:
613 232 0344 (Ottawa) 613 549 6366 (Kingston) 200 Participants
WEBSITE: www.hauntedwalk.com Length:
1 hrs
Subject Areas:
History (Grades 7 & 8),
Law (Grades 11 & 12),
Drama (Grades 9 & 10)

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National Gallery of Canada
STUDENT GROUP TOURS

Experience the best visual art in the country at this top attraction in the heart of Canadas
capital. In May 2017, the National Gallery of Canada will unveil the largest display of Canadian
art in the world; with over 1,000 artworks and 5 exhibitions under 1 roof. Inuit and Aboriginal
GRADE
art will be included in the chronological presentation, telling the full story of art in Canada.
Guided tours and workshops available exclusively to school groups. Check out our Distance Kindergarten to 12
Learning program in advance of your visit. Be here in 2017 to see the masterpieces of our Min Group Size:
national collection. 15 Participants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: 613 990 4888 / 1 800 319 ARTS(2787) 25/group
WEBSITE: www.gallery.ca Length:
45 Minutes
LOCATION: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N4
Subject Areas:
Art, History

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Canadian Museum
of Nature
Interactive and fun! Canadas natural history museum is located in a beautiful castle in
downtown Ottawa. Four floors of galleries feature dinosaurs; a blue whale skeleton; iconic
Canadian mammals; dazzling minerals and gemstones; Canadian birds, and much more!
GRADE
A new Arctic Gallery opens June 2017.
The Water Gallery emphasizes the importance of water in sustaining all living things. The Kindergarten to 12
Earth Gallery reveals how geology and mineralogy apply to everyday life. Curriculum-based Min Group Size:
workshops (K-12) are offered from October through June. Gallery Highlights Tour and self- 15 Participants
guided tours available year round. Max Group Size:
Add an eye-popping 3D movie or special exhibition to your visit! 30 Participants
Length:
60 minutes
CONTACT: 613 566 4701 / 1 800 263 4433; Fax: 613 566 4798
Subject Areas:
WEBSITE: www.nature.ca/education Dinosaurs, minerals, water,
LOCATION: 240 McLeod Street (at Metcalfe), Ottawa, Ontario plants, soil, biodiversity, DNA.

CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

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Upper Canada Village
SELF-GUIDED DISCOVERY VISIT

Visit an 1860s village and experience a real-life, interactive environment to learn about life in
Upper Canada. Choose your own path through the Village and meet the blacksmith, tavern
GRADE
keeper, weaver, mill workers, farmers, school teacher, and other costumed village inhabitants
to learn about their life and work in 1860s society. Horse-drawn boat and wagon rides are Pre-Kindergarden to 12
included in admission. Min Group Size:
15 Participants
Visit our website for additional information on special themed days, including the War of 1812 Max Group Size:
and Medieval History. NA
Length:
self-guided, up to 1 day
(9:30am-5pm)
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Customer Service 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 History, Social Studies,
Geography, Science &
WEBSITE: www.uppercanadavillage.com/education/school-programs Technology
LOCATION: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg ON

Upper Canada Village


The Live-in Adventure provides school and youth groups with a day-long, overnight
opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of an 1860s village. Through a combination
of role-playing and hands-on activities, participants gain knowledge and understanding of
GRADE
early settlements and daily life within Upper Canada. Activities led by village staff include
farm chores, work at trade shops, domestic crafts, and attendance at the Villages school. 3 to 8
To complete the experience, get dressed from head to toe in 1860s attire provided on-site. Min Group Size:
20 Participants
Dates are available in May, June, and September 2017. Max Group Size:
34 Participants
Length:
Overnight (1pm-11am) *some
CONTACT: Customer Service 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328 day-program dates available
WEBSITE: www.uppercanadavillage.com/education/school-programs Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg ON Social Studies (gr. 3-6), History
and Geography (gr. 7-8)

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Fort Henry
EXPERIENCIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS

Designed in partnership with the Limestone District School Board, students are offered an
opportunity to experience military life at Fort Henry as Soldiers of the British Army of 1867.
GRADE
Activities are filled with hands-on programming that is designed to achieve your curriculum
objectives and ensuring your students are engaged. Your classroom will test their knowledge 3 to 8
as they are transported back to a British Fort interpreted during 1867! Min Group Size:
20 Participants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: Customer Service 1-800 437 2233 72 Participants
WEBSITE: www.forthenry.com Length:
1.5 hrs, 3 hrs, 8 hrs,
LOCATION: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg ON Overnight (12 :00 noon to
9:00 am the next day)
Subject Areas:
History, Geography, Science
& Technology, Social Studies,
Geology, Language Studies,
Physical Education, Music,
Drama

Skywood Eco Adventure


Take your class trips to the highest level with Skywood Eco Adventure - the perfect destination
for outdoor educational programs. Our signature activities include a guided Zip Line Tour;
an accessible Discovery Zip Line; Adventure Courses - a series of five aerial games courses
that increase in difficulty; Discovery Courses - two confidence building routes of easy balance
GRADE
games; and a TREEWALK Village - a network of tree houses connected by ramps, bridges, nets, All
and slides with tree-wee mini obstacle course and zip line gliding swings.
Min Group Size:
10 Participants
-Treewalk Village 3+ Max Group Size:
-Discovery Courses 5+ 60 Participants
-Adventure Courses 9+ Length:
2 3.5 hrs
-Zip Line Tour 12+
Subject Areas:
-Discovery Zip Line 9+ accessible Environment, Ecology,
Outdoor Ed., & Phys. Ed.,
Science & Technology
CONTACT: 613-923-5120
WEBSITE: www.skywoodzip.com
LOCATION: 1278 Thousand Islands Parkway, Mallorytown ON

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Canadian War Museum
Let your students immerse themselves in a dynamic, hands-on experience that is sure to
expand their knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world.
The Canadian War Museum, your museum of military history, offers a wide range of GRADE
learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts,
personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the Museums school All (Preschool to 12)
programs help students discover Canadas rich military history. Min Group Size:
Programs match the Ontario and Quebec primary and secondary school curricula. Our 20 Participants
programs include hands on materials, group interactivity and role playing. Gallery Activity Max Group Size:
30 Participants per program
Sheets available. Special interactive orientation program, new exhibition and guided
Length:
tour related to the battle of Vimy Ridge offered from April to June 2017. For details, visit 45 Minutes
warmuseum.ca/learn. Subject Areas:
History, geography,
CONTACT: Call Centre 819 776 7014 or 1 800 555 5621 information@warmuseum.ca language, the visual arts and
social studies.
WEBSITE: www.warmuseum.ca
LOCATION: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M8

Canadian Museum of History


Offer a rich and meaningful learning experience of Canadas history to your students.
We propose a wide range of school programs that encourage students to pursue a deeper
understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped Canada. The Museum
GRADE
features a number of exhibitions and is home to the Canadian Childrens Museum and CIN+.
Not be missed in 2017: special exhibition Hockey in Canada More than just a game All (Preschool to 12)
(opening March 2017) and the new Canadian History Hall (opening July 1, 2017). Min Group Size:
Programs match the Ontario and Quebec primary and secondary school curricula. 20 Participants
Our programs include hands on materials, group interactivity, role playing and gallery Max Group Size:
explorations. We now offer Gallery Activity Sheets and Artefact Hunts. For details, visit 30 Participants per program
historymuseum.ca/learn. Length:
45 Minutes
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Call Centre 819 776 7014 or 1 800 555 5621 information@historymuseum.ca Social Studies, History
WEBSITE: www.historymuseum.ca and Geography.
LOCATION: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

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Scenic Caves

Georgian Bay
Muskoka

McMichael Canadian
Art Collection CELEBRATING THE ART OF CANADA*

A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH TO LEARNING


Inspire creativity in your classroom with highly interactive programs at the McMichael.
GRADE
Your students will experience an ambitious exhibition program celebrating the gallerys
50th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Canada. Choose from a selection of tours and Kindergarten to 12
workshops that encourage creativity in gallery and outdoor settings, as well as innovative Min Group Size:
studios designed in collaboration with established Canadian artists. These learning 15 Participants
experiences can be applied across the curriculum and address the Ministrys expectations Max Group Size:
for each grade level. 120 Participants
Length:
1 to 2 hours
A place of art and nature, history and innovation, the McMichael is an inspirational national
Subject Areas:
treasure that everyone must visit. Book your field trip today! Art, Art History

CONTACT: 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 | 1.888.213.1121 *THE ART OF CANADA is an official


mark of the McMichael Canadian Art
EMAIL: bookings@mcmichael.com
Collection.
WEBSITE: mcmichael.com/learning
LOCATION: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, L0J 1C0

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Scenic Caves
Nature Adventures
Adventure is your classroom at Scenic Caves! Connect to the living world around you! Explore a
self-guided tour of caves, caverns and crevasses. Study the geological features carved millions of
years ago by glacial ice. Examine the rare flora, fauna and undergrowth. Discover the mysterious
GRADE
sacred places of the First Nations Huron Petun tribe. Venture over a 420 ft. Suspension Bridge and
view the spectacular 10,000 sq. km. geography of the area. Sift through semi-precious gemstones 1 to 12 Plus
using a panning tray with a screen bottom at the man-made water tower. Observe physics while Min Group Size:
soaring down the half-mile Thunderbird Twin Zip Line (height/age/weight restrictions apply). 20 Participants
Our outdoor educational offerings are experiential and stimulate imaginations at any level. Max Group Size:
For Grades 4 8, we offer complimentary educational materials which have been written 90 Participants
for teachers by teachers, and meet the expectations outlined in the Ontario Curriculum for Length:
2 - 3 hrs
Science. Each unit includes lesson plans, fun facts and work sheets.
Subject Areas:
Life Systems: Grade 4: Habitats and Communities, Grade 6: Diversity of Living Things, History, Geography, Physical
Grade 7: Interactions within Ecosystems Education, Science and
Technology, Other
Earth and Space Systems: Grade 4: Rocks, Minerals and Erosion, Grade 5: Weather,
Grade 7: The Earths Crust, Grade 8: Water Systems, Grade 1 - 3 Customized Programs

CONTACT: Sherry Fiske 705 446 0256 Ext. 221


WEBSITE: www.sceniccaves.com
LOCATION: 260 Scenic Caves road Town of The Blue Mountains, ON (Near Collingwood)

Spectacular by Nature... Science, Nature and adventures rock!

Canadas
Longest Twin-Zip Line!

FEATURING...
Caves and Caverns
420. ft Suspension Bridge
Thunder Bird Twin Zip Line
Gemstone Mining Mini-Golf
Adventure Playground

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Scenic Caves
Nature Adventures
ECO ADVENTURE TOUR

WALK WITH THE SQUIRRELS AND FLY WITH THE BIRDS!


Guided by professional interpreters, the Eco Tour promises exercise, adventure and education.
Venture across southern Ontarios longest 420 ft. Suspension Bridge, and view the panoramic
GRADE
geography of Georgian Bay and countryside from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment.
Treetop walk along gently swaying 10 wide airborne walkways, over six hundred meters 8 to 12 Plus
linking eighteen trees. At heights of up to sixty meters above the forest floor, learn about the Min Group Size:
plant and animal ecosystems particular to this UNESCO designated biosphere reserve. Glide 12 Participants
a 300 ft. forest zip line down to the caves & caverns to discover secret hiding places and hear Max Group Size:
about the legends of the First Nations Petun tribe. The grand finale is a 1000 ft. escarpment zip 75 Participants
ride where you drop a dizzying forty-eight meters from cliff top to earth. Length:
3 hrs (minimum)
Our goal is to inspire environmental stewardship and team-work by connecting young
Subject Areas:
people with their natural environment. History, Geography, Physical
Education, Science and
Technology, Other
CONTACT: Chris Westbrooke 705 446 0256 Ext. 227
WEBSITE: www.sceniccaves.com
LOCATION: 280 Scenic Caves road Town of The Blue Mountains, ON (Near Collingwood)

Spectacular by Nature... Science, Nature and adventures rock!

Your three-hour guided tour includes at ScenicCaves


Tree-top Canopy walk 1000 ft Escarpment Zip-line Ride with 150 ft vertical drop, plus 300 ft Forest Zip-line Ride
420 ft Suspension Bridge Caves and Caverns Unique Flora and Fauna Natural and Native History Tour
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

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Scenic Caves
Nature Adventures
NORDIC CENTRE

When the temperature drops, connect to the great outdoors for the coolest learning
adventures. Uniquely located high atop the mountain on 370 acres of the Niagara Escarpment,
the Nordic Centre is situated in a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve. Set in a 200 year old GRADE
forest of 100 foot tall maple, beech and oak trees, our winter wonderland offers an excellent
4 to 12 Plus
elevation for snow conditions and consistent temperatures.
Glide along 27 km. of cross country ski trails professionally groomed daily for both classic Min Group Size:
10 Participants
and skate skiing. Snowshoe across Southern Ontarios longest 420 ft. Suspension Bridge
Max Group Size:
providing spectacular views of the countryside or explore the 10 km. of pristine snowshoe 75 Participants
trails. All trails are well-marked and rated by level of difficulty. Also available: cross-country ski Length:
lessons, rentals of the newest brands in cross country ski and snowshoe equipment, waxing 2-3 hrs
facilities, warm-up chalet, snack bar. Subject Areas:
Whether your students are trying a new winter sport, increasing skill levels or watching for History, Geography, Physical
Education, Science and
wildlife, Nordic adventures offer an exhilarating outdoor experience. Technology, Other

CONTACT: Chris Westbrooke 705 446 0256 Ext. 234


WEBSITE: www.sceniccaves.com
LOCATION: 260 Scenic Caves road Town of The Blue Mountains, ON (Near Collingwood)

SCENIC CAVES sceniccaves.com


NORDIC CENTRE

Nordic Centre Features


Groomed Cross-Country Classic
and Skate Ski Trails
Snowshoe Trails and Guided
Night Snowshoe Hikes
420 ft Suspension Bridge
Warming Hut with Hot
Food and Beverages
Rentals and Lessons
Fabulous Panoramic Views
Season Passes /Gift Certificates
High-altitude Snow Conditions

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Muskoka Heritage Place
PIONEER, FIRST NATIONS AND MTIS CURRICULUM

Muskoka Heritage Place has plenty of activities geared to entertain, educate and stimulate
your classes historic senses! Our village features two museums, eighteen authentic pioneer
buildings and an open-aired train ride, all situated on a beautiful ninety-acre site. Our GRADE
programs focus on a rotating schedule of activities showing life in a crossroads community
3 to 12
circa 1880-1910 including: First Nations and Mtis sharing, a blacksmith demonstration,
settlers baking, one-room school lesson, museum tour, chores and games, tours of pioneer Min Group Size:
4 Participants
dwellings, a farm animal visit and a complimentary ride on our Portage Flyer train (check
Max Group Size:
availability). 120 Participants
Length:
CONTACT: Ron Gostlin 705 789 7576 Ext. 3210 ron.gostlin@huntsville.ca 4 Hours
WEBSITE: www.muskokaheritageplace.org Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 88 Brunel Road, Huntsville Ontario P1H 1R1 Heritage and Identity

2017 SEASON CONTACT US


88 BRUNEL ROAD, HUNTSVILLE
MUSEUM OPEN DAILY 10 AM - 4 PM 705-789-7576
RON.GOSTLIN@HUNTSVILLE.CA
MAY 20 TO OCTOBER 7, 2017 MUSKOKAHERITAGEPLACE.ORG

A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY!


JOIN US FOR AUTHENTIC, CREATIVE, AND HANDS-ON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Make Candles & Bake Bannock Play Pioneer & Mtis Games First Nations Nature Art
Ride The Portage Flyer Train Pioneer School Lesson Bend Iron

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Horseshoe Resort
OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Located just north of the city, Horseshoe offers the very best in outdoor activities and
recreation. Our ski programs not only teach your students new skills but develop their
confidence facilitated by professional instructors!
GRADE
If skiing and boarding isnt for your students, our winter tubing adventure park and
snowshoeing programs will keep them active + outrdoors. 1 to 12
Book your school trip to Horseshoe and give your students an unforgettable outdoor Min Group Size:
experience! 10 Participants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: Tristana Reid 705-725-4351 500 Participants
WEBSITE: www.horseshoeresort.com Length:
1 hour to overnight
LOCATION: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie, ON, L4M 4Y8
Subject Areas:
Outdoor Education

Its Snow Much Fun


Four Seasons of Fun at
Horseshoe Resort
Experience winter fun
and adventures like
never before
Alpine Skiing
Snowboarding
Cross Country Skiing
Snowshoeing
Skating
Tubing
Fat Biking

Contact: Tristana Reid,


Recreation Sales Manager
Direct Line: 705.725.4351
Toll Free: 1.800.461.6522
tristanar@horseshoeresort.com *Overnight and meal
Photo plans
Courtesyavailable*
of Blue Mountain

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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 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 Resort
OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Inspire your students with the ultimate outdoor classroom at Blue Mountain!
Whether heart healthy or a year-end offsite our mountain destination worth exploring:
Outdoor recreation for all grades, capabilities, and needs on 300 acres of the Niagara
GRADE
Escarpment.
90 minutes north of the GTA and an approved supplier to most of the area school boards. Kindergarten to 12
Day and Overnight Trip options throughout the school calendar Min Group Size:
Ontarios largest Ski Resort destination with add on activity options 16 Participants
Secure pedestrian friendly European Village Max Group Size:
Change up your scenery and book Blue Mountain today where all students can be King of 300 Participants
the Hill. Length:
Half & Full Day, & Overnight
options
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: 877 445 0231 Ext. 6353 Health and Physical
Education
EMAIL: groups@bluemountain.ca
WEBSITE: www.bluemountain.ca
LOCATION: 150 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountain

EXCLUSIVE
CONTEST
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TEACHERS
TOWIN A
WIN a fieldtrip! CLASS TRIP!

Monthly draws starting November 2016 until April 2017


Tons of amazing field trips to be won for regions across
Ontario. PLUS, one lucky winner will also get a FREE bus trip
from First Student! All other winners are eligible for 15% off
all bus trips booked with First Student*.
Just visit www.attractionsontario.ca/teacher to sign up for
a chance to win a FREE TRIP for you and up to 30 students!
* restrictions apply, not all winners will be eligible for First Student prizing Photo Courtesy of Grey Roots

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Science North

Northern
Ontario

Fort William Historical Park


THE DAVID THOMPSONS SUN, MOON AND STARS

Our vast Universe has been a guiding force for explorers and cultures for centuries.
The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory features one of Canadas largest
telescopes and provides a wonderful introduction to the Universe for a wide range
GRADE
of age and grade levels. The basics of the sun, moon and stars provides a fantastic starting
point for new astronomers (Grade 1+) and for experienced students looking for a more 1 to 12
mathematical approach (Grade 9+). This exible program provides an introduction and Min Group Size:
extension for topics, such as orbits, gases, stars, moons, suns, phases, and more. 15 Participants
Overnight program options, accommodations and catering are available. Max Group Size:
60 Participants
Length:
1.5 hours
CONTACT: 807-473-2344
Subject Areas:
WEBSITE: www.fwhp.ca Science & Technology, Social
LOCATION: 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7K 1L7 Studies, Math, Environmental,
Physics, Astronomy

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Have an

ADventure
With learning!

New Programs
Bus Services
Overnights
Eco Programs
d
Curriculum focuse

EducationguidE 2016-2017
Book your overnight adventure today!
Progr am the past or journey
to the stars!
Fort William Historical Park is a living history attraction that depicts activities
Step into

that took place during the 1800s at the North West Company - one of
the worlds largest fur trade operations. We offer a number of overnight
educational programs embracing a wide spectrum of themes, from cultural
heritage to recreation, to exploring the stars courtesy of our state-of-the-
art astronomy centre. Open year-round!

Download our complete


Fort William Historical Park
Thunder Bay Ontario Canada
Education Program Guide!
1350 King Road P7K 1L7
www.fwhp.ca Learning School Programs 807-473-2344 www.fwhp.ca

Paid for by the Government of Ontario

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Science North
ULTIMATE SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

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 experience the Ultimate 2 day or 1 day Field trips in Northern Ontarios GRADE
most popular attraction and home of the Big Nickel.
1 to 12
CONTACT: Booking Agents 705 523 4629 Min Group Size:
EMAIL: schoolvisit@sciencenorth.ca 25
WEBSITE: www.sciencenorth.ca/schools Max Group Size:
Variable
LOCATION: 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 5S9
Length:
Variable
Subject Areas:
Science and Technology

Book Your Ultimate School Field Trips


Rservez votre sortie educative maintenant
afin dconomiser!

1 or 2 day field trips


Sortie ducative 1 ou 2 jours

sciencenorth.ca/schools
sciencenord.ca/coles
contactus@sciencenorth.ca visitescolaire@sciencenorth.ca All of our services are
offered in English or French.
Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity #10796 2979 RR0001. Tous nos services sont offerts
Dynamic Earth is a Science North attraction. IMAX is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation. en franais ou en anglais.
Science Nord est une agence du gouvernement de lOntario et un organisme de bienfaisance enregistr sans but lucratif
(no 10796 2979 RR0001). Terre dynamique est une attraction de Science Nord. IMAX est une marque dpose de la socit IMAX.

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African Lion Safari

Southwestern
Ontario
African Lion Safari
GO WILD! WITH KNOWLEDGE!!

African Lion Safari offers a unique environment in which children can learn about endangered
and threatened species and the importance of wildlife conservation.
At African Lion Safari students can get closer than they ever imagined to many exotic birds
GRADE
and animals and are able to develop a better understanding of how these majestic animals
are an integral part of our world. All
African Lion Safari offers educational guided tours aboard the Safari Tour Bus (additional Min Group Size:
cost). Interactive and informative Bird and Animal Presentations, Boat Tour, Train Tour, 25+
Elephant Swim and Discovery Centre. Max Group Size:
N/A
African Lion Safari provides teachers with an Educational Kit that includes lesson plan
ideas and grade relevant work booklets. Length:
4-6 hours
May 6th-October 9th, 2017
Subject Areas:
Science, Social Studies
CONTACT: 1 800 461 WILD (9453) or 519 623 2620 admin@lionsafari.com
WEBSITE: www.lionsafari.com
LOCATION: 1386 Cooper Road, Hamilton, Ontario

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:

Photo Courtesy of Blue Mountain

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Chicopee
Over 18,000 students annually take advantage of our facilities under the watchful eye of our
instructors. Some have explored budding talents that have taken them to the Olympics, while
others have built confidence and lifelong friendships.
For over 80 years, Chicopee has offered a top-learning centre for youth in Canada. GRADE
Supporting schools is part of our responsibility as good community citizens. We do this by
2 to 12
offering creative learning programs that help with social skills, health and well-being, and
leadership. Min Group Size:
10 Participants
Winter activities:
Max Group Size:
Skiing & Snowboarding 450 Participants (Winter)
Green Season (Summer and Fall) activities: 450 Participants (Green)
Beach Volleyball Length:
Disc Golf Winter Season: All Day
Green Season: 5 hours
Rock Climbing
Subject Areas:
High Ropes Course Health, Phys Ed, Recreation
Low Ropes Course
Initiatives

CONTACT: Danielle Hall 519 894 5610 ext 242


WEBSITE: www.chicopee.ca
LOCATION: 396 Morrison Road, Kitchener Ontario, N2A 2Z6

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EDUCATION
PROGRAMS
A field trip to the Waterloo Region Museum
and Doon Heritage Village is a one-of-a-kind
interactive learning opportunity for your class
that brings curriculum to life and creates
lasting memories.

For bookings call: 519-748-1914 dneufeld@regionofwaterloo.ca

EDUCATION
PROGRAMS
Were making history at the Joseph Schneider
Haus! Our immersive curriculum-based programs
emphasize hands-on learning in the Historic
Haus and outbuildings. Short-term programs run
concurrently with our core programs by making
use of the galleries and classroom.

For bookings call: 519-575-4491 ext. 3247 mvanhuisseling@regionofwaterloo.ca

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packages

JUNE - SEPTEMBER* AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND
Includes: One all day unlimited use of the Includes: One all day unlimited use of the Includes: One all day unlimited use of the Includes: One hour of bowling (shoes
Heated Wave Pool, The Pipe, Cyclone, FunworX Three-Level Play Structure, FunworX Three-Level Play Structure included) when you add Kingpin Bowling
Torpedo Bay, Full Throttle, Boomerango, Rocks & Ropes Course PLUS outdoor mini which includes slides, a pool of balls, to any package.
Spray N Play (our waterpark for kids), golf complimentary during operating tunnels, tubes and ladders.
the FunworX Three-Level Play Structure, season.
outdoor mini golf, PLUS Rocks & Ropes
Course!

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Availa es
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
For more info please contact: Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3X7
ble
lstinson@bingemans.com 519.744.1231 x2256 T: 519.744.1555 F: 519.744.1985

bigsplash.ca bingemans.com
Height, age, and weight restrictions may apply, see website for details.
*Please see website for available dates. Program availability and packages are subject to change
without notice. Some activities may close in inclement weather, with no refunds or substitutions issued.

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Cambridge Butterfly
Conservatory
EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Learning takes flight at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory! Your students will GRADE
experience a one-of-a-kind sensory adventure, surrounded by 1000s of free-flying butterflies
in a lush, tropical garden. Jr. Kindergarten to 12
Our Nature Interpreters will lead your class through a variety of curriculum-linked, hands- Min Group Size:
on activities sure to inspire curiosity about butterflies and other insects and their importance 17 Participants
in the natural world. Included in the program is the chance to meet our bugs up close with a Max Group Size:
Varies by program
tropical insect encounter!
Length:
Outreach Programs: Cant make it to the Conservatory? Well visit you! Our Nature 1.5 to 4.5 hours
Interpreters will deliver interactive, grade-specific programs right to your school! Visits also Subject Areas:
include an encounter with exotic critters from our Insect Petting Zoo! Biology, Ecology,
Conservation

CONTACT: Booking Co-ordinator 519 653 1234 ext 100


WEBSITE: www.cambridgebutterfly.com
LOCATION: 2500 Kossuth Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7

www.cambridgebutterfly.com

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Waterloo Central
Railway Train
Experience
Waterloo Central Railway offers a
hands-on learning opportunity inside our
St Jacobs Railway Museum, Museum Car
and a fresh open-air environment of our
train yard, providing teachers the chance
to give their students lasting memories
and experiences with over 100 years of
Railway history.
Bringing Round trip from St. Jacobs MARKET St.
History Jacobs VILLAGE ELMIRA and back again!

to Life! For more information call 1-888-899-2757 or


email ceo@waterloocentralrailway.com.

waterloocentralrailway.com

Homer Watson
House & Gallery
CURRICULUM-BASED VISUAL ART AND HISTORY PROGRAMS

While participating in a school program with Homer Watson House & Gallery, students will
have the opportunity to think and feel as they explore, problem solve, express, interpret and
evaluate. Classes will be able to participate in a full-length lesson with one of our dedicated GRADE
professional artists in which elements of design are discussed. Additionally, they will receive Kindergarten to 12
a tour of our Gallery and a lesson about the life and times of Homer Watson. Students will
Min Group Size:
be given the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Waterloo region and witness 15 Participants
some of the tools that Homer Watson used to create his masterpieces. Participants will view Max Group Size:
many of Watsons painting and local artists exhibits before creating artwork of their own. 30 Participants
*Please note that most programs can be modified into an outreach program. Length:
2 hours
CONTACT: Paige Bolta, 519-729-7691 ext. 222 Subject Areas:
History, Art
WEBSITE: www.homerwatson.on.ca
LOCATION: 1754 Old Mill Rd. Kitchener, ON N2P 1H7

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THEMUSEUM
THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener offers over 25 curriculum based programs for grades
JK-12 that cover subjects including S.T.E.M., arts, language and much more! Experience all
that THEMUSEUM has to offer by visiting all four floors, including the current exhibition,
GRADE
Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, which explores the impact of natural disasters on
our earth and society. Stop by in October to learn all about quantum computing in our new Jr. Kindergarten to 12
exhibition, QUANTUM: The Exhibition. THEMUSEUM also offers four themed education weeks Min Group Size:
including S.T.E.M. | Destination Imagination, Aboriginal Intersections, Unwrapping Egypt, and 10 Participants
the extremely popular Medieval Week! For more information visit www.THEMUSEUm.ca. Max Group Size:
30/group- multiple groups
of 30 available
CONTACT: Education 519 749 9387 Ext. 233
Length:
WEBSITE: www.THEMUSEUM.ca 1 hr to 1.5 hrs
LOCATION: 10 King St. W Kitchener, ON, N2A 1A3 Subject Areas:
Science, Art, Language,
Health, S.T.E.M

#UNCERTAINTY

To Book Intermediate Or Senior


Quantum Curriculum Programs
Please Email Education@THEMUSEUM.ca
THEMUSEUM.ca DOWNTOWN KITCHENER

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Reason
# ADVENTURE BAY
Reason
FAMILY WATER
PARK # WINDSOR
ADVENTURE INC.

Reason CANADIAN Reason


# TRANSPORTATION # ART GALLERY
MUSEUM AND OF WINDSOR
HERITAGE
VILLAGE

Reason
#
MUSEUM
Reason
WINDSOR FORT MALDEN
#
NATIONAL
HISTORIC SITE

Reason
#

Reason
# POINT PELEE
RUM RUNNERS
TOUR NATIONAL PARK

1-800-265-3633
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Adventure Bay Family
Water Park
Presented by WFCU Credit Union
INDOOR RECREATION
GRADE
Adventure Bay gives you over 35,000 square feet of wild water adventures. Features
include giant waterslides including the Python, the Whizzard, and the Master Blaster water All
rollercoaster; FlowRider surf simulator; Wave Pool; Activity Pool; Lazy River; Tot Loch; and Min Group Size:
Splash Zone with water tipping bucket and a variety of water play features like bubbling jets, 20
mini cannon, tipping cones, and kiddie bungee swings. Community or school groups are Max Group Size:
eligible for a discount on admission rates. Groups must make a reservation ahead of time. 800
Length:
2 to 4 hours recommended
CONTACT: Andrea Gignac, 519-253-2300 ext. 2925
Subject Areas:
EMAIL: groups@adventurebay.ca physical education,
WEBSITE: www.adventurebay.ca chemistry, physics, math,
recreation, tourism,
LOCATION: 401 Pitt Street West, Windsor ON technology

Art Gallery of Windsor


ART GALLERY/MUSEUM; CULTURE/HERITAGE/EDUCATION
With a permanent collection of more than 4,000 pieces, the Art Gallery of Windsor houses one
of the most significant collections of Canadian Art. Celebrating the talents of local, regional,
national and international artists, the AGW provides insight into Canadian culture and identity
on the busiest border crossing between Canada and the United States. In 2001, the AGW
GRADE
returned to its former historic waterfront site by way of a state-of-the-art facility, reasserting
its presence as a cultural hub in downtown Windsor. Visiting the AGW will foster a love and All
appreciation of art in you. Min Group Size:
Group tours must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks prior to arrival. 10 Paticipants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: Education and Public Programs Coordinator, 519-977-0013 ext. 103 60 Participants
EMAIL: education@agw.ca Length:
1 to 2 hours
WEBSITE: www.agw.ca
Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor ON Canadian history, Canadian
art, International art

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Canadian Transportation
Museum and Heritage
Village
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE 1800S
GRADE
Teachers, come to experience The best field trip ever! JK - Grade 1 - Experience hands on
History in our Pioneer Village by exploring and touching various artifacts in historic buildings. All
Grade 2 & 3 become Pioneers for a Day making butter, candles and having school lessons. Min Group Size:
Summer program participants make ice-cream, have scavenger hunts in the Village and play 10 Participants
detective games in the Transportation Museum. Christmas Traditions - carolling in the Village, Max Group Size:
enjoy hot chocolate by the fire and learn about early Pioneer celebrations. Programs may be 80 Participants
designed for all grade levels in History, Social Studies and Transporation. Length:
Full Day or Half Day
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Lisa Wacheski , Education Co-ordinator, 519-776-6909 Pioneer living, Traditions and
EMAIL: curator@ctmhv.com Transportation
WEBSITE: www.ctmhv.com
LOCATION: 6155 Arner Townline, Kingsville (Essex) ON

Encore Productions
of Windsor
The Rum Runners Tour is a five hour interactive bus tour with performers in period costume,
telling the story of prohibition and bootlegging in the Windsor-Detroit area, during the
GRADE
Roaring 20s. Some of the characters board the bus while others greet you at historic
locations. Discover the unique methods the Rum Runners used to smuggle liquor across the All
border and visit their secret hideouts. View Mansions built with Rum Running money. Visit the Min Group Size:
church made famous by The Fighting Parson Enjoy lunch at a re-enacted Speakeasy with 30 Participants
live music, singing, story telling and comedy routines. Max Group Size:
50 Participants
CONTACT: Mark Baker, 519-990-5379 Length:
5 hours
EMAIL: info@rumrunnerstour.com
Subject Areas:
WEBSITE: www.rumrunnerstour.com History, English Literature
LOCATION: 9750 Beachdale Rd., Windsor ON

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Windsor Adventure Inc.
OUTDOOR RECREATION & ECO TOURISM

Windsor Adventure is your spot for outdoor adventure. Explore our local waterways and
trails with our unique programs and industry experts. Operating out of Stop 26 Beach
along Riverside Drive and Lake St Clair provides our clients with access to Peche Island, the
GRADE
Ganatchio Trail, the Little River Corridor and other natural areas that we use as tools to teach
environmental education. We have a variety of active learning programs to choose from; All
Eco Adventures wetlands and woodlands, Kayaking for beginners, Leadership & Camping Min Group Size:
skills and so much more. Contact us today for more information & adventure on! 10 Participants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: Wayne Bate, 519-890-4780 100 Participants
EMAIL: wayne@windsoradventure.com Length:
2 hour, half day or full day
WEBSITE: www.windsoradventure.com
Subject Areas:
LOCATION: Riverside Drive, Windsor ON Outdoor Recreation, Eco
Tourism, Kayaking Skills,
Camping Skills, Leadership
Skills & more!

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2016


Find out all about the last ice age; the mammals
that survived and those that didnt. See skulls
and bones of ice age beasts, and detailed
artwork of what they looked like.
Touch a real mammoth tusk!
Produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature in
partnership with the Montreal Science Centre,
the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre and the Royal
Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

MUSEUM WINDSOR 519-253-1812 WWW.MUSEUMWINDSOR.CA


Visit us online for exhibit info, programs, events, archives & more

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Chimczuk Museum
HISTORY/MUSEUM

Experience fun and excitement for children of all ages at the new Chimczuk Museum!
Permanent exhibits chronicle Windsors history from geological times to the present
and temporary exhibits, like Ice Age Mammals (October-December 2016), offer unique
GRADE
perspectives. Programming highlights include:
Curriculum based educational programming that features interactive and inquiry based All
activities. Min Group Size:
The Original Peoples Culture and Legacy Gallery featuring Indigenous history and artefacts. 15 Participants
A Childrens Gallery filled with interactive games, crafts, and activities. Max Group Size:
Custom educational programs that meet your classrooms needs. 80 Participants
Joint packages with Adventure Bay Water Park, or the Franois Baby House available. Length:
1-2 hours
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Craig Capacchione, 519-253-1812 Ext. 2532 History, The Arts, Language,
EMAIL: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca Social Studies, Science
& Technology, French,
WEBSITE: www.museumwindsor.ca Indigenous History
LOCATION: 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor ON

Maison Franois
Baby House
HISTORY/MUSEUM

Delve into the history of the War of 1812 and Windsors French roots at the Franois Baby
GRADE
House. This museum is housed in one of the oldest homes in the Windsor area, dating back to
1812. Programming highlights include: All
Curriculum based educational programming that features interactive and inquiry based Min Group Size:
activities. 15 Participants
Windsors French Roots exhibit highlighting the rich French history of the Windsor area. Max Group Size:
Exhibits on the War of 1812, Rebellion of 1838, and open artefact storage. 30 Participants
Custom educational programs that meet your classrooms needs. Length:
1 hour
Joint packages with the Chimczuk Museum available.
Subject Areas:
History, The Arts, Language,
CONTACT: Craig Capacchione, 519-253-1812 Ext. 2532 Social Studies, Science
& Technology, French,
EMAIL: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca Indigenous History
WEBSITE: www.museumwindsor.ca
LOCATION: 254 Pitt Street West, Windsor ON

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Point Pelee National Park
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Point Pelee National Park protects a diversity of species and habitats like no other in Canada.
The park offers excellent facilities for learning and recreation, with 20 kms of trails, a Visitor
Centre with theatre, and shuttle to the Tip. Many of the facilities are wheelchair accessible.
GRADE
Washroom and picnic facilities are located throughout the park, with several spacious sites
perfect for large numbers of students All
- Spring and Fall hikes with interpreters are available, for K 8 & high school Min Group Size:
- Interactive learning sessions in our new Visitor Centre classroom None
- Geocaching, canoeing and much more Max Group Size:
120 Participants
CONTACT: Jaclyn Marn, 519-322-5700 ext 3336 Length:
2-4 hours, overnight visits are
EMAIL: pelee.info@pc.gc.ca also available
WEBSITE: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/pelee Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 407 Monarch Lane, Leamington ON Science, Geography, Art,
Environmental Science

Parks Canada- Fort Malden


National Historic Site
HISTORIC SITES
The location of an historic meeting between Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee
Chief Tecumseh, the British stronghold on the Detroit frontier during the War of 1812 and GRADE
the Rebellions of 1837-38, and the site of the longest American occupation on Canadian soil,
Fort Malden National Historic Site, in Amherstburg, Ontario opens a fascinating doorway into All
Canadas early military history. Min Group Size:
15 Paticipants
CONTACT: Alex Dale, 519-736-5416 Max Group Size:
30 Participants
EMAIL: OntFortMalden@pc.gc.ca
Length:
WEBSITE: www.pc.gc.ca/fortmalden 1.5 to 3 hours
LOCATION: 100 Laird Ave., Amherstburg ON Subject Areas:
Pioneer Life, War of 1812,
Rebellion

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Niagara Area
Niagara Cruises

Niagara Parks
PICK 3 AND LUNCH FREE PACKAGE

Think outside the box at Niagara Parks, where exciting and authentic experiences become
unforgettable educational opportunities.
GRADE
Book any three Niagara Parks attractions or heritage sites and save! Experience the Butterfly All
Conservatory with over 2,000 free-flying butterflies in a tropical rainforest setting, explore Min Group Size:
the tunnels behind the Horseshoe Falls at Journey Behind the Falls, or step back in time at our 10 Participants
unique Niagara Parks Heritage sites: Old Fort Erie, Laura Secord Homestead or the Mackenzie Max Group Size:
N/A
Printery.
Length:
2 to 4 hours
Ask about special education packages that combine multiple experiences for a one-of-a-kind
Subject Areas:
learning adventure at Niagara Parks! History, Heritage, Geography,
Science and Social Studies

CONTACT: Niagara Parks Group Sales Division 1 877 642 7275 Ext. 2
EMAIL: groups@niagaraparks.com
WEBSITE: www.niagaraparks.com

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Pick 3 and Lunch Free
Book any three of the Niagara Parks Attractions or Heritage sites
listed below for ONLY $27.75 (tax included) and receive a light lunch FREE.

Journey Behind the Falls Whirlpool Aero Car*


Butterfly Conservatory Laura Secord Homestead*
Niagaras Fury Mackenzie Printery*
White Water Walk *
Old Fort Erie*

This package is available for all grades, elementary and secondary, until June 30, 2017.
In-park transportation available for an additional cost.

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Contact the Niagara Parks Group Sales Team to book today:


Phone: 905.356.2241 ext. 2 Toll Free: 1.877.642.7275 ext. 2 Email: groups@niagaraparks.com
*Seasonal

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IMAX Theatre Niagara Falls
The IMAX Experience has a long history of educating and entertaining students, and a trip
to the Niagara Falls IMAX is no exception.
Your students will get a true appreciation of the history of Niagara Falls, as they are both
educated and entertained by our presentation of Niagara; Miracles, Myths and Magic.
GRADE
Our film encourages the development in learning the history of Niagara including the battle
of 1812, Native history, Geological formations and the human achievements of those that All
conquered the mighty Falls. Min Group Size:
We also have a wealth of historical information and artifacts in our Daredevil Gallery. 20 Participants
Max Group Size:
600 Participants
CONTACT: Kim Allan-Sampson, 905-358-3611 ext 32 Length:
45 Minutes
WEBSITE: www.imaxniagara.com
Subject Areas:
LOCATION: 6170 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls ON History, Geography, Art,
Science & Critical Thinking

Your students will learn about Niagara Falls


from the edge of their seats
Combine The Ultimate Niagara Falls IMAX Movie with a visit
to the Worlds Largest Niagara Daredevil Exhibit at the Niagara
IMAX Theatre. Your students will experience two great
educational attractions in one location. Bookings include
a comprehensive Teacher Resource Guide and Daredevil Exhibit
Trivia Sheet which are prepared for professional educators like you.

Contact Kim Allan-Sampson at: 905.358.3611 ext. 32


Email: kallan-sampson@imaxniagara.com | IMAXNIAGARA.COM

6170 Fallsview Blvd. - next to the Skylon Tower IMAX IMAX Corporation.

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Oh Canada Eh?
Dinner Theatre
CELEBRATE CANADAS 150TH BY BRINGING CANADA
TO THE CLASSROOM!

GRADE
Canadas Longest Running Dinner Musical! This two-hour, all-Canadian production
features over 65 songs including French-Canadian and Maritime folk songs, classic rock and 1 to 12
modern pop hits from artists like Stompin Tom Connors, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Justin Min Group Size:
Bieber and many more. 15 Participants
Singing Lumber Jacks, a Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables and a Mountie interact Max Group Size:
with students tableside as they serve our five-course, family-style meal throughout each 250 Participants
performance. Vegetarian, nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free menu options are available (with Length:
2.75 hours
notice). Educator Study Guides available.
Subject Areas:
Matinee and Evening performance options. History, Geography/Social
Ask about our Winter Musicals - live on stage from November through April! Studies, Arts, Other

CONTACT: Ricarda Romain, 1-800-467-2071 ext. 2


WEBSITE: www.ohcanadaeh.com
LOCATION: 8585 Lundys Lane, Niagara Falls ON

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Bird Kingdom
1. CREATURE FEATURE (JK TO GR. 3)
2. BIODIVERSITY (GR. 4 - HIGH SCHOOL)

Imagine a journey in search of the legendary Lost Kingdom. Along the way encounter
exotic birds, animals and reptiles! Experience the worlds largest indoor, free-flying aviary
with an informative Guided Tour, led by friendly and knowledgeable interpreters. Enhance
your visit by choosing from two NEW Educational Programs: Creature Feature (Primary)
and Biodiversity (tailored to Junior and/or Intermediate). Our flock of curriculum based
GRADE
programs offer unique opportunities to learn outside of the classroom! Students can Kindergarten to 12
also feed our Rainbow Lorikeets nectar from a cup for a truly memorable experience.
Min Group Size:
Eating space and lunch options are available upon request (based on availability). 10 Participants
Max Group Size:
CONTACT: Kim Cosby 905 356 8888 Ext. 232 200 Participants
WEBSITE: www.birdkingdom.ca Length:
45-90 minutes
LOCATION: 5651 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M7
Subject Areas:
History, Geography, Science,
Social Studies, Language Arts,
Conservation, Career Studies

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Great Wolf Lodge
Niagara Falls
From the moment you arrive at the Great Wolf Lodge, expect to be amazed and amused.
Situated close to awe-inspiring Niagara Falls, the entire Lodge is designed to capture the spirit
of adventure.
GRADE
Featuring a 100,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark; five themed restaurants;
Wacky Wilderness an 18-hole miniature golf course; Ten Paw Bowling Alley; Northern Lights 6 to 9
Arcade, including a ticket redemption center and MagiQuest a live action adventure game. Min Group Size:
10 Participants
Great Wolf Lodge is committed to providing programs that entertain and educate. Max Group Size:
We proudly offer a variety of educational programs to suit your needs. 90 (Educational program)
1,624 (Hotel/Waterpark)
Length:
We assure your stay will be a howling great time! 4 hours
Subject Areas:
CONTACT: Margaret Golynski, 905 354 4888 ext 5701 Science, History, Chemistry,
Social Studies, First Aid
WEBSITE: www.greatwolf.com/niagara
LOCATION: 3950 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls ON L2E 7M8

Great Awaits
Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect place for your packs next outing.
With group-friendly rates, educational programs, private space to
gather, menus for any budget and ample free bus parking, an amazing
adventure is waiting. Perfect for school groups, large or small.
School Group Packages

$
53.99 * Per Person (CAD)
*Rate is based on a minimum of four persons per suite and is subject to applicable taxes. Rate applies
to groups with a minimum of 10 or more rooms. Additional attendees can be added for the above
package price. Rate is based on a family suite. Rate includes full breakfast buffet and private security
from 9:00 p.m.- 5:00 a.m. Rooms are based on availability. Price quoted in Canadian currency and
includes water park passes. A family suite can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons, per suite.
Offer valid Sunday - Friday through 6.29.16, based on availability and subject to blackout dates.

Start the conversation at 905.354.4888 ext. 5701


or sales@greatwolfniagara.com.

GROUPS & MEETINGS


greatwolf.com/meetings
3950 Victoria Ave Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M8

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