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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 Jamie Franzmann at 250.753.1821 or program@nanaimomuseum.ca

First Nations for Primary (Gr. K to 3)  First Nations on Vancouver Island (Gr 4) 
Yesteryear Christmas (Gr. K to 3 )     Navigating Our Heritage ( Gr. 4 to 7)
A Child's Life in Nanaimo (Gr. 2/3)     A Coal Miner's Family (Gr. 5) 
                                  The Bastion (Gr. 3/5)                                                                                                                                        

Or download the...
                   -Complete Guide for Elementary School Programs (PDF, 1000 KB)

                   -Program Evaluation Form (PDF, 34 KB)


New! Module System:

To increase the flexibility of our programs, we have developed a new module system.  Educators can add modules to an existing program or build your own custom program using modules. Click here for more information.

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:  
Discovery Sheets $10/class plus  Regular Admission/person

        Programs are available year round Monday to Friday

        Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Contact Jamie Franzmann at
        250.753.1821 or program@nanaimomuseum.ca

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 $25 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 waslike 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.


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