Educational programming for schools
NOTE: In line with the Province of Alberta's Restriction Exemption Program we require that all of our participants, including students, teachers, and adult supervisors over the age of 12 be fully vaccinated and be able to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival at The Military Museums for your program. Those that cannot provide proof of vaccination must provide proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours or have documentation of a medical exception.
Those that cannot provide this will not be able to participate in programming at this time
All of our school programming at The Military Museums Foundation (TMMF) is designed to be interactive. We offer three main activity formats: 45-minute programs, 90-minute programs, and tours. A day of programming can mix any of the three to best suit your needs, whether that be hitting curriculum points, or highlighting class interests. If you are unsure of what programs may best suit your group, please contact the Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing and Group Sizes
The minimum group size for a day of programming is 15 participants. Under present public health guidelines, we cannot accommodate more than one class at a time at our facility, however this is subject to change as guidelines are updated.
For a half day of programming (3 hours or below), we charge $12.50 per student participant.
For a full day of programming (3+ hours), we charge $15.00 per student participant.
Our pricing for adult supervisors is based on ratio. For students under 10 years of age, one adult will be free for every 8 students. For students aged 11+, one adult will be free for every 10 students. All additional adults outside of this ratio will be charged $6.00.
How to Book a Day
First, decide if a half day or a full day of programming would better suit your needs.
For a half day, please plan for 3 hours between arrival and departure. This allows time for 3 blocks of programming and a snack break.
For a full day, please plan for 5 hours between arrival and departure. This allows time for 5 blocks of programming, a snack break, and a lunch break.
Next, read through the program descriptions below. Most of our programs are aimed at a particular grade range, using age-appropriate vocabulary, and pulling from the Alberta curriculum for these grades. However, to meet the variety of abilities and interests a group may have, existing programming can be altered upon request. To discuss this accommodation, please contact our Education Coordinator at email@example.com.
Finally, fill in the Google form found below the program descriptions. Our Education Coordinator will draft a sample schedule for you, and upon your approval, will send you a letter of confirmation for your booking. Using one of your program blocks for free time in the galleries (“Time to Explore”) is highly recommended, however it is not required if you feel that it would not suit your group. We look forward to hosting you!
*Due to COVID-19 limitations, our response times may be slightly delayed. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience.
Payment is accepted either upon confirmation of booking, or upon entrance to the Museums. Groups will be required to make a single payment that includes admission for all attending students, as well as any extra adults attending outside of ratio. In-person payments are accepted in cash, debit, credit or cheque formats. In any other case, an invoice will be sent. All cheques must be made out to “The Military Museums Foundation.” Emailed receipts will be issued upon request.
Email notice concerning booking changes, cancellation, or rescheduling must be given one week [7 days] before the date of your scheduled visit; changes made within the week will result in a $35 administrative charge. Please direct any change requests to our Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that without appropriate notification your group will be charged the full program cost with original attendance numbers. Upon arrival at the Museums, if the total number of your group is >20% lower than the original number on the booking request, then the interpreters will charge for the original number, as this is what we have staffed for. Thank you for your consideration.
**Due to the current worldwide pandemic, any changes or cancellations made to a booking as a result of public health regulations will not result in any penalties for bookings. In any other case, the original booking policy is still in effect.
Making A Reservation
How far in advance should I make a school program booking?
1-2 months is generally enough time to book in advance. We can try to accommodate last minute booking requests, but cannot guarantee your preferred date as indicated on the booking request form.
If you would like to request programming for the Remembrance period, please make your booking request during the summer months. The month of November is very popular and availability is often full by the beginning of the school year.
How do I know which programs to request?
Do you offer programming on evenings or weekends?
We do! If you would like to book for a Saturday or Sunday, simply pick that as your preferred date on the booking form (the Education Coordinator may follow up on this just to confirm.)
If you are an extracurricular group leader, evening programs are also available. You have two options. First, visit the "Evening Programs" tab to see if any of our special programming for youth groups meets your needs. Otherwise, you are welcome to use the booking form and programs on this page (the main difference being that we recommend filling only two blocks of programming). With either choice, the cost for this is $10 per participant.
How do I know my booking has gone through?
You will receive an email from the Education Department to finalise the booking process. Once any outstanding questions are answered, the Education Coordinator will send you a sample schedule of your visit. After this schedule is agreed upon, an official confirmation letter will be emailed to you. This letter will outline the price, programs, and rules of your agreement. This agreement is final and subject the policies noted therein. Any changes must be made more than a week before the booking date to avoid fees.
I have not received an email confirmation in response to my booking request. What should I do?
If you have not received a confirmation of your booking request via email within ten days of submitting it, please contact our education department at email@example.com
Please note that during COVID-19 our response times may be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience.
What time of day should I book for?
The Museums do not open until 9:00 a.m. Beyond this, the start time is flexible. For a full day of school programming, we recommend starting as close to 9:00am as possible. For a half day, we recommend starting either around 9:00am or immediately after lunch.
Group Sizes and Volunteers
How many students can I bring in at one time?
Due to current public health guidelines, we cannot invite more than one class at a time to our facility. TMMF is committed to providing a safe and engaging environment for learning and this includes our COVID-19 response. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this policy.
How many adult supervisors should we bring with our group?
For students aged 10 and younger, we ask that there is one adult leader for every six students. For older students, one adult for every ten students is recommended. These adults will be allowed free entry; all additional adults will be charged $6.00.
What role do teachers and adult supervisors play during programming?
All adult leaders are expected to help direct and actively supervise the participating students assigned to them. Especially with younger grades, they may also be asked to help facilitate any activities (crafts, artwork, etc.) During Time to Explore periods, students’ behaviour and safety is the direct responsibility of all supervisory adults.
Do you have a cafeteria?
We do not have a cafeteria on-site. We do have a vending area and an education classroom, both of which may be used as an eating area for students. If weather permits, students are also welcome to eat outdoors. Please note that we do not have a microwave, and we are unable to supply cutlery. Students should be advised to bring cold lunches and their own utensils.
Is there a spot to leave coats and bags?
We have a coat room where visitors are welcome to leave their coats and backpacks. While we do our best to maintain a secure environment, items left in the coat room remain the responsibility of their owners. In the event that two schools are visiting at once, the coat room will be labeled to keep belongings separate.
How wheelchair accessible are the Museums?
There is a ramp leading up to the main entrance of the Museums, as well as an elevator to the lower level of the Navy Museum, and ramps leading to Cooper-Key Hall. The only area we have that is inaccessible is the Fall of ‘44, below our entryway. If we know we are expecting a guest that finds stairs inaccessible, no activities will be scheduled in this exhibit. Please do not hesitate to inform us of any accessibility needs.
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