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Guided School Programs:
These exciting and interactive programs involve a guided tour of one of the museum's exhibits, often including a hands-on activity. Most programs are offered between September and June, are 90 minutes in length, and may take place in either the Nanaimo Museum or your classroom.

For more information, or to sign up for a program, please contact Aimee Greenaway at 250.753.1821 or program@nanaimomuseum.ca

First Nations for Primary (Gr. K to 3)               Discovery Nanaimo (Gr. 4 to 7)
A Child's Life in Nanaimo (Gr. 2/3)                 Navigating Our Heritage (Gr. 4 to 7)
Bastion Bonus(Gr. 2/3/5)                              Wood Wealth (Gr. 5 Science)
The Bastion (Gr. 3/5)                                    A Coal Miner's Family (Gr. 5)     
First Nations on Vancouver Island (Gr. 4)         Archaeology (Gr. 6/7)
Navigating History (Gr. 8 to 12)
A Way of Life (Gr. 9 to 12)
History Dilemmas (Gr. 10)

Or download the...
                   -Complete Guide for Elementary School Programs (PDF, 2.14 MB)

                   -Program Evaluation Form (PDF, 34 KB)

Classroom Program Kits:
These kits, for use in the classroom, are available when a school program is booked either at the museum or in the classroom. The kit is available for one week on a first come, first serve basis either before or after your booked program. There is a $20 fee for the classroom program kits.

        A Child's Life Kit
        The kit contains a board game designed to teach the students about what it was
        like to live in early 1900's Nanaimo, both at 
school and in the home. There are
        jigsaw puzzles of early Nanaimo
 photographs, as well as school work sheets
        taken from 1930's reading 
and arithmetic text books. There is background
        information on early
Nanaimo education.

          Coal Mining Kit

        The kit contains information about the major mine disasters, strikes, mining
        terminology, history of coal mining lamps, and general Nanaimo coal history.
        There is a board game where students earn wages, pay rent and buy groceries,
        encounter mine disasters, and acquire children. There are word puzzles and
        worksheets with accompanying flash cards on mining terminology.

Self-Guided Discovery Programs:
Explore the museum with your students during this program, which includes discovery sheets that allow students to match pictures with gallery items to find answers to the questions. Each exhibit area has its own unique discovery sheet.

        Self Guided Tour:  
        1. Regular Admission/person
        2. Discovery Sheets $10/class

        Guided Tour with discovery sheets $50/class

        Programs are available year round Monday to Friday

        Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Aimee Greenaway at
        250.753.1821 or program@nanaimomuseum.ca

Seasonal Programming:
        Yesteryear Christmas (Grade K to 3, December)
        Chinese New Year (Grade 2/3, January/February)

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