About our School Programs

Our school programs are designed with teachers and students in mind! Explore our museum, including the ST. ROCH and experience learning hand-on’s through artifact handling, storytelling, crafts, games and more! All our activities encourage enriched learning through critical thinking and exploration.

All our programs support and connect to the BC Social Studies and Science curriculums.

SCHOOL PROGRAM OPTIONS + Pricing 

School Programs

Looking for a unique field trip for your students? The Vancouver Maritime Museum offers a variety of curriculum-based programs for school groups of all ages. Trained staff and education volunteers lead small groups of students through hands-on activities designed to stimulate creative and critical thinking.

See below for our School Programs and click on the drop-down arrows to find out more. We kindly ask that you complete a Pre-Booking form to help our team build the right package for you and contact you.

a group of children looking at an animal pelt.
a group of children looking at an animal pelt.
a group of children looking at an animal pelt.
a group of children looking at an animal pelt.
School Programs

Our Programs:

– Amazing Arctic Animals (Preschool to Kindergarten) 

Pirates! (Kindergarten to Grade 3)

Sailors at Sea (Grade 4 to Grade 5)

Extreme Environments (Grade 5 to Grade 7)

· PRICE: $250

· MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30 students + 5 Adults

· DURATION: 60-to-90-minute program.

ADD A SELF-GUIDE TO A PROGRAM

· PRICE: An additional $60 to a school program

· MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30 students + 5 Adults

· DURATION: 120 Minutes

For more information and to answer any questions you may have, please email education.coordinator@vanmaritime.com

 

School Self-Guide

Visit the museum on your own or add a museum visit to one of our guided school programs. There is a lot to discover! Worksheets are available to support and enhance your self-directed exploration.

School museum visits can be scheduled at any time but must be booked at least one week in advance. 

To book your school visit email bookings@vanmaritime.com or call 604 257-8312.

· PRICE: $120

· MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30 students + 5 Adults

· DURATION: 120 Minutes

For more information and to answer any questions you may have, please email education.coordinator@vanmaritime.com

School Virtual Program

We run virtual programming on Zoom. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a link for a Zoom meeting. You don’t need a Zoom license as the museum is hosting the meeting.

For a virtual program, you’ll need a strong internet connection and a laptop or tablet with a mic. Students with no access to the internet can call in using a local phone number.

An adult must provide group management and help with the Q&A portion.

Advanced booking is required.

· PRICE: $150

· MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: None

· DURATION: 60 Minutes

For more information, please click here or to answer any questions you may have, please email education.coordinator@vanmaritime.com

School Guided Tour

Enhance your visit with a private guided tour! Our knowledgeable guides will help you uncover the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic, bringing to life the stories behind the many artifacts housed in the museum and on our spectacular vessels.

· PRICE: $200

· MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30 students + 5 Adults

· DURATION: 60 Minutes

For more information and to answer any questions you may have, please email education.coordinator@vanmaritime.com

School ToolKits

Bring the museum to your classroom with inquiry-based education kits. Each kit contains activities, worksheets, crafts and artifacts that support core competencies and connect with big ideas in the B.C. curriculum. Education toolkits can be adapted to fit other grades and ESL and ELL students.

Education toolkits are available throughout the year.

Learn more about our available toolkits below:

Ship to Shore Education Toolkit (Grade 4 – 6)

Science of Navigation Education Toolkit (Grade 8 – 12)

· PRICE: $120 for 3-week Load

· MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS: 30 students + 5 Adults

· DURATION: 60 Minutes

· Penalty – $15 per day overdue. Failure to return or damages to the equipment supplied may result in further charges.

For more information, please click here or to answer any questions you may have, please email education.coordinator@vanmaritime.com

If you are interested in booking any of our education programs, we kindly ask you to complete the form below so that one of our teams can get back to you with all the information to help you complete your booking.

Complete Pre-Booking Form

School Programs Policies

· Please book your program with 3 Weeks in Advance.

· Programs are available Weekly from Tuesdays to Thursdays.

· VMM does not issue refunds for bookings cancelled less than 24 hours notice.

· Our pricing reflects the cost associated with hosting these programs. If cost is a barrier to you or your school. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team to learn more about our Bridge To Learning Program – bookings@vanmaritime.com

Contact us

(604) 257-8300

info@vanmaritime.com

 

Hours

Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Statutory Holidays (excluding Christmas): 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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1905 Ogden Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1A3

CRA# 119261147 RR0001

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