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Overview of Canadian War Museum School Programs Offering

LEARN, FEEL, UNDERSTAND, SHARE

The Canadian War Museum, your museum of military history, offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the

Museum’s school programs help students discover Canada’s rich military history.

The Museum offers meaningful learning experiences designed to support teachers in providing exceptional history education. Our programs ensure that your students come away with a greater understanding of the human stories behind historical events.

Our programs closely match Ontario and Quebec curricula in the areas of Social Studies, History and Geography.

VIMY

In 2017, the War Museum will present a multi-faceted exhibition and programming schedule exploring the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its meaning, 100 years later. A special exhibition focused on commemoration and memory, upgrades to the presentation of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in the Museum and highly interactive programming will enable visitors to understand how this iconic event has shaped our perception of history. Learn more

Planning your visit

Bookings

Our Call Centre agents are available to take your booking and answer any of your questions, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Please call 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621, or email us at: information@warmuseum.ca.

Hours

The Museum is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout most of the school year, Thursdays until 8 p.m. For information on seasonal variations of our hours of operation, please call 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621. Please note that the Museum will be closed from January 8 to 12, 2018 for annual maintenance.

Arrival

We recommend that your group arrives a minimum of 20 minutes before the scheduled start of your program. If you arrive at the Museum late, we cannot guarantee your reserved program or tour. In the event of inclement weather or other unexpected delays, please call en route to advise our Call Centre at 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621. Once your group is at the Group Entrance, please have one of your representatives check in at the ticket desk. Students will receive a brief welcome and orientation to the Museum before proceeding with their visit or program.

Adult Supervision

Teachers and parent helpers have an important role to play. We rely on your support to keep the group together during your program or tour, to solve any discipline problems that may arise, and to participate in smaller group work.

Note: Adult chaperones (within the obligatory ratio) pay the group student rate. Any additional adults pay the regular group adult rates.

Canadian War Museum

1 adult for every 10 children/students

Food

If your group is planning to stay for lunch, the Museum has a full-service cafeteria, where hot lunches, sandwiches, etc. can be purchased and consumed. In addition, the Museum has a multipurpose space near the Group Entrance that may be used as a lunchroom. Seating in the lunchroom is first-come, first-served. Ask how you can reserve your spot in our lunchroom when you arrive.

Personal Belongings

Storage lockers located in the Group Entrance area will be assigned to your group, free of charge.

Accessibility

The Museum is fully accessible. Should your group have any special needs, please mention them when you make your booking.

Shaw Communications School Access Program

The Canadian War Museum is pleased to offer a School Access Program. Schools that meet the criteria for participation are eligible for assistance towards a school program at the Canadian Museum of History, or the Canadian War Museum. For further information, please contact our Call Centre at 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621 or e-mail us at information@warmuseum.ca.

The School Access Program is made possible by the generous support of Shaw Communications Inc.

Additional Information

Not sure what program best suits your needs? Please call 819-776-7014 or 1-800-555-5621 to request further details about a particular program.

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