Great News: In-Person Workshops Return at the Museum of Nature

By Museum of Nature September 1, 2022

     This is my first September since I was 4 years old where I am not returning to school as I'm on maternity leave. I have to admit it is a little strange as all my teacher friends are setting up their classrooms and have their Cricut machines running 24/7 to get the classroom decor just right. 

    Prior to starting my maternity leave I was the Student Life Coordinator for an elementary school in Ottawa, and part of my role was bringing the learning outside of the four walls of a classroom through booking field trips for classes. I was constantly looking for new and exciting experiences for students to have. This is one in particular that I am VERY excited to share with the Macaroni Kid community: the in-person workshops are BACK at the Museum of Nature. If you're a teacher in the Macaroni Kid community (there are lots of you!) check out the workshops below that you can book. The field trip experience has been missing for students for several years during the pandemic and it's time to bring these great experiences back! Even if you're not a teacher in the Macaroni Kid community, please share this information with your child's teacher this year.

Great news for students and educators: In-person workshops are back at the museum, and the virtual program continues!

The following school workshops are starting at the Canadian Museum of Nature as of October 5, 2022:

Discovery Tank Experience

50-minute interactive presentation for Grades K-12. Go behind the scenes and discover live tide-pool creatures, including anemones, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, and more.

Arctic Habitats

50-minute workshop for Grade 4 Ontario / Elementary Cycle 2 Quebec.

Learn about life in the Arctic in a special visit to the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery. Discover amazing adaptations of animals and plants. Handle museum specimens.

A museum educator and a student in front of a photo of a polar bear (Ursus maritimus).

Virtual Workshops

Bring the Museum into your classroom with one of our virtual workshops.

Discover amazing rocks and minerals, or take a virtual coastal adventure to a Pacific tide pool. Learn more


Mineral Toolkit

Did you know the museum has a rentable edukit on minerals? 

Explore the relevance of minerals in our daily lives. How do we start with rocks and end up with smartphones? Learn more


Book now!


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