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    Ontario Field Trip Guide

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    Welcome to the Toronto Star Classroom Connection Ontario Field Trip GuideBRINGING ONTARIOS FIELD TRIPS TO YOU! Ontario has a wide range of exceptional venues perfect for field trips, allowing students to explore the arts, science, music, history, nature and much more. There are so many great ones, in fact, that it can be difficult for teachers to navigate the many options.With this guide, we have brought Ontarios field trips to youmaking it easier to find the right ones for your students, their learning needs and your schools budget.There are many studies that extol the broad and lasting educational value of field tripsthey bridge the gap between the classroom and hands-on learning, between theory and experience. They give children opportunities they may otherwise never have, and they make learning fun!But the research merely confirms what teachers already know. That the educational benefits of field trips last a lifetime. Not only do they expose children to new experiences, but they help to cement in-class learning. Just ask anyone who went on a field trip as a child. Chances are, they fondly remember every detail of the experienceand the learning, as well. Please enjoy this Ontario Field Trip Guide with our compliments. Heres to a wonderful school year full of extraordinary learning experiences!

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    Aga Khan Museum

    Aquatarium

    Art Gallery of Hamilton

    Art Gallery of Ontario

    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Museum

    Blue Heron Cruises

    Blue Mountain Resort

    Camp Kawartha

    Canadian Museum of History

    Canadian War Museum

    Casa Loma

    Cineplex Entertainment LP

    Circle Square Ranch

    City of Toronto Historic Sites

    City of Toronto Parks & Forestry

    CN Tower

    Famous PEOPLE Players

    Greg Frewin Theatre

    Hamilton Civic Museums

    Hamilton Conservation Authority

    Hockey Hall of Fame

    Horseshoe Resort

    Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

    Legislative Assembly of Ontario

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    Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto

    Mad Science of Toronto

    Martyrs Shrine

    McMichael Canadian Art Collection

    Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

    Mirvish Theatre

    National Air Force Museum of Canada

    National Gallery of Canada

    Niagara Parks Commission

    Oakville Galleries

    Of Rock and Chalk Ltd.

    ONE AXE Pursuits

    Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

    Ontario Science Centre

    Pirate Life Childrens Theatre

    Reptilia Zoo and Education Centre

    Ripleys Aquarium of Canada

    Rose Theatre Brampton

    Royal Ontario Museum

    Scales Nature Park

    Science North

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    Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

    Stratford Festival

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    Treetop Trekking Adventure Parks

    Treewalk Village Advenutre Park for Kids

    True North Climbing

    Young Peoples Theatre

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    Contact: Booking Officer: 416-798-2277Website: www.baps.org/torontoLocation: 61 Claireville Drive, Toronto, M9W 5Z7

    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Museum Canadas Unique hand-carved Architectural MarvelThe Mandir is constructed from over 95,000 cubic feet of hand-carved marble and stone in an eco-friendly way without the use of structural steel. It is a one-of-a-kind architectural monument allowing students to experience, explore and witness the uniqueness of Hinduism and Indian culture. Admission to the Mandir is FREE.

    GRADEALLMinimum group size: 10 participants

    Maximum group size: 100Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, Custom

    Subject Areas: The Arts, Social Studies, Other

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    Contact: learn@agakhanmuseum.orgWebsite: agakhanmuseum.orgLocation: 77 Wynford Dr, Toronto, ON M3C 1K1

    Aga Khan MuseumConnecting Cultures Through ArtBring your students to explore and create at the Aga Khan Museum! Let them discover the diversity of our world and how the arts of Muslim civilizations have contributed to it. Students will gain insight into art, science and math, and an appreciation of the connections between cultures.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: OtherLength: 2 hours Subject Areas: The Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Other

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    Contact: groupsales@ago.net, 416-979-6608Website: ago.net/schoolsLocation: 317 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON

    Art Gallery of OntarioDiscover Art. Explore Ideas.The AGO is among North Americas most distinguished art museums with Canadian works, European masterpieces and contemporary art, as well as sculptures and more! Experience one-of-a-kind exhibitions with guided tours or enjoy a self-guided visit. Explore the past and present while discovering the world through art and artmaking.

    GRADEKindergarten to 12

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: OtherLength: 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hoursSubject Areas: The Arts, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Other

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    Casa Loma is one of Torontos premier historic attractions. Casa Loma offers students an opportunity to step back in time to a bygone era and learn about life in the early 20th century.

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    Casa Loma is one of Torontos premier historic attractions. Casa Loma offers students an opportunity to step back in time to a bygone era and learn about life in the early 20th century.

    Our guided group tours connect students to the concepts of historical thinking through interactive experiences. Each tour is targeted to a

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    Contact: Please contact the sites directlyWebsite: toronto.ca/museums-teachersLocation: Ten locations across the city

    City of Toronto Historic SitesTen city museums offering dynamic, hands-on, interactive learningMore than 70 programs from JK through grade 12 supporting the Ontario curriculum. Cross-curricular, collaborative learning in authentic settings. Museum experts engage students, challenge ideas and connect the past and present.

    NEW! Museums in the Classroom - We bring artifacts and interactive programs to you. Visit toronto.ca/museums-teachers for details.

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    ENTER TODAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN. FIND OUT MORE AT: classroomconnection.ca/legoland*Terms and Conditions: Free class trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto is for a maximum of 35 children and 7 teachers. No cash or credit value. Visit date and workshops to be determined by winner, but must be redeemed in full by June 30th, 2017. Date and times subject to availability and minimum 3 weeks notice must be given to guarantee booking date. Busing and meal deals not included. Tickets are non-transferable. Suitable for grades JK to 5. See full contest rules at www.classroomconnection.ca/legoland.

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    Contact: Group Sales 416-601-4707 groupsales@cntower.caWebsite: www.cntower.ca/educationLocation: 301 Front Street West Toronto Ontario M5V 2T6

    CN TowerMeet you at the top!Looking for a new perspective on your curriculum? A fun and educational place to take your group? Why not visit the CN Tower! Education programs at the CN Tower developed by teachers for teachers. Canadas National Tower offers a fun and exciting learning environment with curriculum based programs.

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    Contact: Email us to book your visit & order your FREE pdf copy today! partnerships@toronto.caWebsite: www.toronto.ca/islandsLocation: Toronto Island Park, 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 2H3

    City of Toronto Parks & ForestryVisit Franklin Childrens Garden & Learn about Pollinators!Introducing an exciting new resource for teachers!The City of Toronto has developed the Wonderful World of Pollinators Discovery Guide based on the Grades 3-4 Ontario Science & Technology Curriculum. Teachers will find helpful background information and learning activities designed to help children appreciate the importance of pollinators in our world.

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    Hockey Hall of FameLet the passion of hockey ignite the passion for learning! Combine your class visit with the Hockey Hall of Fame Education Program and discover how hockey can be used as a tool to captivate students. Available at three levels: Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Programs are free to download online. GRADE

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    Contact: tourbookings@ola.org or 416-325-0061Website: http://discoveryportal.ontla.on.ca/en/teach-learnLocation: Queens Park - University/College Aves., Toronto

    Legislative Assembly of OntarioLearning about parliament & government made fun free!We offer a variety of education programs for all grade levels that support the Ontario curriculum and designed to enhance learning experiences about parliament. Program options include interactive activities such as a mock debate, or watching the Legislature in action. Outreach Program to schools also available.

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    LEGOLAND Discovery Centre TorontoJust another school day? Not quite.LEGO Education and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto are working in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences that will prepare todays students for tomorrows world. Educators can discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education, offering a wonderful balance of learning, creativity and fun. Choose from five different workshops!

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    Contact: Call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or email bookings@mcmichael.comWebsite: mcmichael.com/learningLocation: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, ON, L0J 1C0

    McMichael Canadian Art CollectionA Groundbreaking Approach to LearningInspire creativity in your classroom with highly interactive programs at the McMichael. Your students will experience an ambitious exhibition program celebrating the gallerys 50th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Canada. Choose from a selection of innovative studios and engaging in-gallery and outdoor tours and workshops. Book your field trip today!

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    Medieval Times Dinner & TournamentA Field Trip of Epic ProportionStudents enjoy a unique classroom setting inside our 11th century style castle. Historical re-enactment includes medieval games and an authentic jousting tournament. Interactive seminar and performance provides curriculum connections to Heritage & Identity, Early Societies, 3000 BCE-1500CE, World History, Civics & Citizenship. Vegetarian, Halal, Kosher and all allergies accommodated.

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    Contact: Call Mirvish Group Sales at 416-593-4142Website: www.mirvish.comLocation: 4 theatres in downtown Toronto

    Mirvish TheatreThe biggest and best entertainment in Toronto!The 2016/17 Mirvish Theatre Season includes a variety of shows suitable for all age and grade levels that tie into many of the subjects covered in the Ontario curriculum. In addition to the exciting shows, Mirvish offers extra activities and resources for school groups such as tours, study guides and Q&As. Ask about group and student group pricing. Weekday matinee performances available.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: OtherLength: CustomSubject Areas: The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Language, Social Studies

    Contact: education@oakvillegalleries.com or 905.844.4402Website: www.oakvillegalleries.comLocation: 1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville L6J 1L6

    Oakville Galleries

    Enrich your students education with a hands-on art workshop! Taught by professional artists, our field trips and in-class visits make the arts accessible and engaging. With the Visual Arts curriculum and the Creative Process at the forefront of our offerings, select programs also integrate strands from Geography, Language and Science.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 25 or equivalent registration feeMaximum group size: 85 Length: 1 to 5 hoursSubject Areas: The Arts, Language, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Other

    A visual arts experience unlike any other

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    Contact: info@rockandchalk.comWebsite: www.rockandchalk.comLocation: 482 Ontario St Newmarket ON L3Y 2K7

    Of Rock and Chalk Ltd.Indoor Rock ClimbingWe can create a program that meets your group needs.Young students learn about the pulley systems used or enjoy a day of physical education/health. Mature students can learn about the engineering behind the sport, the science that helps the climbers stay safe or the Kinesiology to discover the physiological, biomechanical and psychological mechanisms that take place when rock climbing.

    GRADE1 - 12

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: OtherLength: CustomSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology

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    Contact: School Bookings Office: 416-696-3140 SchoolBookings@OntarioScienceCentre.caWebsite: OntarioScienceCentre.caLocation: 770 Don Mills Road Toronto, ON M3C 1T3

    Ontario Science CentreDestination: DiscoveryThe Science Centre is your field trip destination for engaging science education and unique, STEM-focused experiences beyond the walls of the classroom. In addition to IMAX films and hands-on exhibits, we offer more than 30 programs where our dynamic Educators connect the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum to real-world situations.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: 100+Length: 45 minutes,90 minutes, 1 hour 45 minutesor 6 hoursSubject Areas: Science and Technology, Mathematics

    Contact: Matt Slaman, crew@piratelife.caWebsite: www.piratelife.caLocation: 9 Queens Quay West

    Pirate Life Childrens TheatreExplore history through the dramatic arts!Take a step back in time and join the crew on an adventure and search for sunken treasure! An interactive performance encouraging audience participation through the development of character/role and creating skits and stories aboard a real pirate ship at the Toronto Islands!

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 5Maximum group size: 100Length: 90 minutesSubject Areas: The Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies

  • 26 2016-17 TORONTO STAR CLASSROOM CONNECTION FIELD TRIP GUIDE

    Contact: Education Department 647-351-3474 x2648Website: www.ripleysaquariumofcanada.comLocation: 288 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON

    Ripleys Aquarium of CanadaConserve, Educate, InspireRipleys Aquarium of Canada is an unforgettable learning destination for children, youth and adults. Our mission is to provide a top quality, world class aquatic life facility that fosters environmental education, conservation, and research, while simultaneously providing entertainment for visitors of all ages.

    GRADEALLMinimum group size: 10 participants

    Maximum group size: Other

    Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes

    Subject Areas: Science and Technology

    Contact: Booking Coordinator 905 303 2516 Bookings@reptilia.orgWebsite: www.reptilia.orgLocation: 2501 Rutherford Road

    Reptilia Zoo and Education CentreBring Science to Life!The Reptilia Education program is dedicated to providing a real connection for students between the Ontario Science Curriculum and the world around them, fostering a sense of responsibility, empowering the students to grasp a critical concept and formulate their own questions. We customize programs for kindergarten to Grade 12.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 20Maximum group size: 100+Length: 90 minutesSubject Areas: Science and Technology

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    Contact: ROM Learning | 416-586-5801 x 1Website: www.rom.on.ca/learnLocation: 100 Queens Park, Toronto ON M5S 2C6

    Royal Ontario MuseumExplorers Wanted For Epic JourneysROM School Visits are unforgettable experiences that spark enormous curiosity and inspire learning in students. Enthralling natural specimens and cultural treasures ignite young imaginations through hands-on, active learning. Through our world-class collections and special exhibitions, our programs encourage students to inquire and think critically about the world around them.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: OtherLength: 60 minutes, 90 minutesSubject Areas: The Arts, Language, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Other

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    Website: www.skyzone.com/gtaLocation: Choose one of 4 great locations! 3636 Hawkestone Rd., Mississauga 45 Esandar Rd., Toronto 2839 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan 240 South Blair St., Unit 2, Whitby

    Sky ZoneTake Your Field Trip To The SkySky Zone is the worlds first indoor trampoline park. Were the inventors of fun fitness and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. Experience WOW the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes!

    GRADEALLMinimum group size: 10 participantsMaximum group size: OtherLength: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hoursSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology

  • toronto.ca/islands

    About Franklin Childrens Garden: Inspired by Franklin the Turtle from the celebrated book series written

    by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark, Franklin Childrens Garden is an exciting space for kids and families.

    The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines interactive features with recreational programming for children to discover the wonders of the natural world.

    Introducing an exciting new resource for teachers!The City of Toronto has developed the Wonderful World of Pollinators Discovery Guide based on the Grades 3-4 Ontario Science & Technology Curriculum. Teachers will find helpful background information and learning activities designed to help children appreciate the importance of pollinators in our world.

    Order your FREE pdf copy today! Send your request to: partnerships@toronto.ca

    Book a school group visit!School groups can visit Franklin Childrens Garden and experience the wonderful world of pollinators, first hand!

    Each child will receive a FREE Franklin Discovery Backpack loaded with resources to use while exploring the garden.

    Have questions? Interested in booking a visit? Visit toronto.ca/islands or email:partnerships@toronto.ca

    Visit Franklin Childrens Garden at Toronto Island Park

    Learn about Pollinators!

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  • toronto.ca/islands

    About Franklin Childrens Garden: Inspired by Franklin the Turtle from the celebrated book series written

    by Paulette Bourgeois and illustrated by Brenda Clark, Franklin Childrens Garden is an exciting space for kids and families.

    The garden is a hands-on learning environment that combines interactive features with recreational programming for children to discover the wonders of the natural world.

    Introducing an exciting new resource for teachers!The City of Toronto has developed the Wonderful World of Pollinators Discovery Guide based on the Grades 3-4 Ontario Science & Technology Curriculum. Teachers will find helpful background information and learning activities designed to help children appreciate the importance of pollinators in our world.

    Order your FREE pdf copy today! Send your request to: partnerships@toronto.ca

    Book a school group visit!School groups can visit Franklin Childrens Garden and experience the wonderful world of pollinators, first hand!

    Each child will receive a FREE Franklin Discovery Backpack loaded with resources to use while exploring the garden.

    Have questions? Interested in booking a visit? Visit toronto.ca/islands or email:partnerships@toronto.ca

    Visit Franklin Childrens Garden at Toronto Island Park

    Learn about Pollinators!

    toronto.ca/islands

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    Contact: Rachel Robbins rachel@sonycentre.caWebsite: www.sonycentre.caLocation: 1 Front Street East, Toronto

    Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsLocated steps from Union Station in Downtown Toronto, the Sony Centre offers a broad range of programming for all ages. Experience dance, concerts, speakers, and movies with live orchestra, just to name a few! High School teachers may also contact us for information about our Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) offerings.

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    Contact: info@hauntedwalk.com, 416-238-1473Website: hauntedwalk.comLocation: Start location varies depending upon tour.

    The Haunted WalkOver 20 Years of Educational Adventures!It can be difficult to find field trips that are fun, affordable and curriculum-linked. Thats where we come in! Over 30,000 students join us each year on our thematic and award-winning walking tours of Toronto, Ottawa and Kingstons darker history and ghost stories. Take your class on an adventure they will never forget!

    GRADE1 - 12

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: 400Length: 1 hour, 90 minutesSubject Areas: The Arts, Social Studies

    Contact: 416 398-7625 or info@truenorthclimbing.comWebsite: truenorthclimbing.com/school-groupsLocation: 75 Carl Hall Rd, Unit 14, Toronto M3K 2B9 Part of the Downsview Park Sports Centre

    True North ClimbingRock your field trip!True North Climbing is an awesome destination for a field trip! Located in Torontos Downsview Park Sports Centre, our large (12,000 square feet!), clean and air-conditioned facility offers a fun and safe environment for kids to climb on top-rope, boulder and slackline. Climbing provides a unique opportunity for personal challenge, teamwork, cooperation, confidence building, and improved self-esteem. Our school program combines physical activity with learning new skills, and kids have fun pushing themselves to try something new and exciting.

    GRADEElementary/Middle/Secondary (Grades 3-12)

    Minimum group size: 10 participantsMaximum group size: 100Length: 3 hoursSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education

  • www.trca.ca/fieldtrips

    Field trips for all grades (K12) and most curriculum links!

    with Toronto and Region Conservation

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    Contact: 416-862-2222 x2 online@youngpeoplestheatre.ca Website: www.youngpeoplestheatre.caLocation: 165 Front Street East, Toronto M5A 3Z4

    Young Peoples TheatreLearning is at the centre of everything we do.Embedded deep in YPTs philosophy is a commitment to learning, whether it is in the classroom or at the theatre. Each season, we ensure our professional plays address significant areas of the curriculum including music, language, equity, and social studies. Highlights this year include the musicals Seussical and James and the Giant Peach. Our Teacher Resources provide effective tools for the classroom, including Study Guides, hands-on workshops, and professional development for educators.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 20Maximum group size: 460Length: 60-80 minutesSubject Areas: The Arts, Language, Science and Technology, Social Studies

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    Contact: Amanda 855-596-2999 ext 406Website: www.cruisetobermory.comLocation: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory

    Blue Heron CruisesGlass Bottom & Jet Boat Cruises to Flowerpot IslandBlue Heron Cruises has been operating Glass Bottom & Jet Boat Cruises to Flowerpot Island for more than 45 years. Cruise through the crystal clear waters of Fathom Five National Marine Park while you discover turn of the century lighthouse, historical shipwrecks and the fascinating geology of Flowerpot Island.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: 125Length: CustomSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Social Studies, Other

    Southwestern Ontario

    Art Gallery of Hamilton

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    Contact: education@artgalleryofhamilton 905-527-6610 x 272Website: www.artgalleryofhamilton.comLocation: 123 King Street West, Hamilton, L8P 4S8

    Art Gallery of HamiltonSparking creativity and critical thinkingThe AGH is the oldest and largest public art museum in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection is renowned as one of the finest in Canada. AGH tour and studio programs are an excellent complement to classroom study, engaging students in creative activity, critical thinking and experiential learning.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: 100+Length: 2 hoursSubject Areas: The Arts, Social Studies

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    Inspire your students with the ultimate outdoor classroom!

    Blue Mountain and its four-season adventure park provides a unique mountainexperience that will engage, test limits, build confidence and foster cooperation.

    Well work with you to deliver an educational field trip that is inclusive to all abilitiesproviding a fun, natural learning environment.

    groups@bluemountain.ca | 877-445-0231 x6353

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    Contact: Groups at Blue Mountain 705-445-0231 ext. 6353groups@bluemountain.ca Website: BlueMountain.caLocation: 110 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 3Z2

    Blue MountainBreathe fresh air into your lessonsInspire your students with the ultimate outdoor classroom!Blue Mountain and its four-season adventure park provides a unique mountain experience that will deliver an educational field trip inclusive to all abilities in a fun, natural learning environment.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 15Maximum group size: OtherLength: CustomSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education

    DAY AND OVERNIGHT TRIPSCircle Square Ranch is a year round retreat facility that offers a variety of programming for students of all ages. Studentswill have a great time participating in our outdoor education, team building, and recreational activities all whileenjoying our beautiful countryside.519-754-0171 brantford@csranch.ca | www.csranch.ca/brantford 1645 Colborne St E, Brant ON, N3T 5L4

  • GregFrewinTheatre.com/Educational5781 Ellen Ave. (Near the top of Clifton Hill), Niagara Falls, Ontario

    sales@gregfrewintheatre.com | 1-866-779-8778

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    Book your student group today for our special Educational Magic Show!

    Show at 11:00 am

    1 Hour in Duration

    15 minute Q&A after show with Greg Frewin International Grand Champion of Magic

    Learn about Zoology, the arts, production and of course MAGIC!

    Ask about adding tiger photo options or popcorn and drinks to your group booking!

    Pizza Lunch Add-on - Individual personal sized pizza, taro chips and juice available!

    Offer subject to change without notice.

    $18.95

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    per studentinclusive of any applicable fees,

    taxes and gratuities.

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    Contact: museumfieldtrips@hamilton.caWebsite: www.hamilton.ca/museumfieldtripsLocation: 9 educational sites throughout the City of Hamilton

    Hamilton Civic MuseumsReal People. Real Stories. Real Adventure!Quality curriculum-linked educational programs delivered by friendly and knowledgeable interpreters at Dundurn Castle, The Hamilton Military Museum, Whitehern Historic House & Garden, Battlefield House Museum & Park, Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Hamilton Childrens Museum, Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum, Griffin House, and the Hamilton Farmers Market.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: 100Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, CustomSubject Areas: The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Language, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies

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  • THINK OUTSIDETHE CLASSROOMLearning begins at Niagara Parks

    CULINARYATTRACTIONS HERITAGE GOLF SHOPS NATURE & GARDENS

    ONTARIOS ONLY 56KMOUTDOOR ADVENTURE MUSEUMVISIT US AT NIAGARAPARKS.COM

    Outside-of-the-box thinking for outside-of-the-classroom

    learning experiences. From our unforgettable attractions to

    our highly educational historical and natural sites, Niagara

    Parks o ers interactive programs designed to enhance

    any learning curriculum.

    Contact a Niagara Parks Education Tours Specialist today:1 (877) 642-7275 ext. 2 or groups@niagaraparks.com

  • THINK OUTSIDETHE CLASSROOMLearning begins at Niagara Parks

    CULINARYATTRACTIONS HERITAGE GOLF SHOPS NATURE & GARDENS

    ONTARIOS ONLY 56KMOUTDOOR ADVENTURE MUSEUMVISIT US AT NIAGARAPARKS.COM

    Outside-of-the-box thinking for outside-of-the-classroom

    learning experiences. From our unforgettable attractions to

    our highly educational historical and natural sites, Niagara

    Parks o ers interactive programs designed to enhance

    any learning curriculum.

    Contact a Niagara Parks Education Tours Specialist today:1 (877) 642-7275 ext. 2 or groups@niagaraparks.com

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    Contact: Beth Stormont 905-627-1233Website: conservationhamilton.ca/environmental-education-homeLocation: 650 Governors Rd. Dundas, ON L9H 5E3

    Hamilton Conservation AuthorityOutdoor Environmental Education - DundasYour class will love learning about nature in the beautiful Dundas Valley Conservation Area.GRADE

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    Minimum group size: OtherMaximum group size: OtherLength: CustomSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology

    Dundas Valley Conservation Area - DundasOutdoor Environmental EducationConnect your class with the outdoors through year round outdoor environmental education in one of the Hamilton areas most beautiful conservation areas.conservationhamilton.ca/environmental-education-home/905-627-1233

    Learn about the past in an immersive, multi-sensory environment that makes history come alive through hands-on activities and memorable experiences.westeldheritage.ca/school-programs-at-westeld/519-621-8851

    Westeld Heritage Village - RocktonHistory comes alive!

    Hamilton Conservation Authority Educational Programswww.conservationhamilton.ca 905-525-2181

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    Contact: Christa Niravong, info@oneaxepursuits.com Website: www.oneaxepursuits.comLocation: For zipline, park at the Elora Community Centre at 29 David St. West (washrooms available) in Elora, ON or for rock climbing park at upper first parking lot at Rattlesnake Point, Milton, ON

    ONE AXE PursuitsRock climbing, zipline and rappel educationONE AXE Pursuits offers students a unique outdoor education with options for rock climbing, rappelling and ziplining. Also available are team building programs for school groups including our Amazing Elora Race and Adventure Team Challenge which gives students a chance to challenge their physical and mental skills while gaining leadership skills.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 4Maximum group size: 100+Length: 2-6 hoursSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO CELEBRATE CANADAS 150TH BIRTHDAY?

    CANADA 150 STUDENT DECLARATION PROJECTGet on our email list for information on our upcoming

    Canada 150 resource for schools!www.classroomconnection.ca/join

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    Central Ontario

    Camp KawarthaOFAH/Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre

    Treewalk Village Adventure Park for Kids

    Contact: School Bookings - 1-855-526-3788 x225Website: www.martyrs-shrine.comLocation: 16163 Highway 12 West, Midland, ON, L4R 4K6

    Martyrs Shrine

    A retreat programme offered at the Martyrs Shrine that integrates the O.C.S.G.E. with elements from both Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. Students will be led by a Jesuit priest in a day of activities, physical exercise, prayer, and Mass, harmonized with their grade levels Religious Education curriculum. Encountering St. Jean de Brbeuf and his companions, students will, in turn, be invited to reflect on their own sense of Christian identity and mission.

    GRADESecondary

    Minimum group size: 25Maximum group size: 50Length: 4 hours, CustomSubject Areas: Social Studies, The Arts, Health/Physical Education

    MARTYRS SHRINE

    A Journey of Discovery with Christ

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    Contact: Shawna, Registrar, shawna@campkawartha.caWebsite: http://campkawartha.ca/outdoor-education/Location: 1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer, ON K0L 2H0

    Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education CentreInspiring Environmental StewardshipThis lakeside facility on 180 acres is an award-winning facility which offers day visits, 1-night, 2-night up to 1-week stays for students from Primary to High School. Just under 100 curriculum-linked programs in the areas of Environmental Science and Arts; Canadian History; Adventure and Leadership; Phys. Ed and Recreation.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 25Maximum group size: OtherLength: 2 hoursSubject Areas: The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology, Social Studies

    705-652-3860 1-866-532-4597www.CampKawartha.ca

    Camp Kawartha has been providing unforgettable outdoor experiences since 1921

    We are a YEAR-ROUND learning centre...

    Curriculum-Linked Education Programs (K-12) OCT Certified Teachers on Staff Green Buildings & Sustainable Living in Action Arts, Science, History, Social Studies, Adventure & Leadership

    Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education CentreInspiring Environmental Stewardship

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    Contact: Tristana Reid, tristanar@horseshoeresort.comWebsite: www.horseshoeresort.comLocation: 1101 Horseshoe Valley Road, Barrie Ontario

    Horseshoe ResortOntarios Best School Group DestinationLocated in the Copeland Forest, Horseshoe offers everything you need to keep your students active. Our year round programs teach students new skills and aid in building confidence. From skiing, snowshoeing and tubing in the winter, to mountain biking, team building or Slopeside Adventures in the spring/summer.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 5Maximum group size: 100+Length: Custom Subject Areas: Health and Physical Education

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    Contact: 705-327-2808, scalesnaturepark@gmail.comWebsite: www.scalesnaturepark.caLocation: 82 Line 15 South, Oro-Medonte, ON, L3V 8H9

    Scales Nature ParkThe Best CANADIAN Reptile Experience!Nature centre featuring the most complete live collection of Canadian reptile and amphibian species. Hands on interaction with the animals. Custom programs led by knowledgeable staff. 21 hectares of forest, ponds, streams and trails for outdoor programming. Curriculum-linked resource materials. Outreach programs available for schools and other groups throughout Ontario- well bring the animals to you!

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: 100+Length: CustomSubject Areas: Science and Technology, Other

    OFAH/Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage CentreCurriculum-linked programming for only $5/student!Let our staff bring Ontarios fishing and hunting heritage to your students fingertips with hands-on experiential learning with personalized, curriculum-linked activities highlighting wildlife, conservation, fishing, hunting, history, and Aboriginal knowledge.Our giant aquarium, wildlife displays, pond, and archery range will leave your students in awe of Ontarios nature.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 5Maximum group size: 50Length: 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, CustomSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Other

    Contact: 705-748-6324 ext. 100Website: www.hfhc.caLocation: 4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9J 8L5

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    Contact: stouffville@treetoptrekking.comWebsite: www.treewalkvillage.comLocation: 3291 Stouffville Rd, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

    Treewalk Village Adventure Park for KidsThe perfect venue for discovering natureKids as young as 3 years old can let their imaginations lead the way while exploring this massive forest playground at Bruces Mill Conservation Area. The centerpiece of Treewalk Village, which first opened in 2015, is a network of 12 tree-houses connected by nets, ramps and slides. Other features include an underground tunnel world, mini TreeWee obstacle course and more. Plan your 2-hour visit today!

    GRADEJK-6

    Minimum group size: 20Maximum group size: 100+Length: 2 hoursSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology

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    Contact: info@treetoptrekking.comWebsite: www.treetoptrekking.comLocation: Barrie, Brampton, Ganaraska, Huntsville, & Stouffville

    Treetop Trekking Adventure ParksNow with 5 Locations in OntarioFor over 10 years we have welcomed hundreds of school groups at our 5 convenient locations. Activities include: 3-hour aerial course tours, 2-hour team building programs, GPS rallies, canopy tours and more. Options are available with and without zip lines so there is something for all schools. We meet many primary and secondary curriculum requirements.

    GRADE5-12

    Minimum group size: 20Maximum group size: 100+Length: CustomSubject Areas: Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology

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    Contact: 1-800-555-5621, information@historymuseum.caWebsite: www.historymuseum.ca/learnLocation: 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC

    Canadian Museum of HistoryOffer a meaningful learning experience of Canadas history to your studentsWe propose a wide range of school programs that encourage students to pursue a deeper understanding of the people, places and events that have shaped Canada. The Museum features a number of exhibitions and is home to the Canadian Childrens Museum and CIN+. Programs match the Ontario school curricula. Our programs include hands on materials, group interactivity, role playing and gallery explorations. We now offer Gallery Activity Sheets in the Museum.

    GRADE1-12

    Minimum group size: 20Maximum group size: 100+Length: 45 minutesSubject Areas: Social Studies, Other

    Eastern Ontario

    Aquatarium

    Canadian War Museum

    National Gallery of Canada

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    Contact: Jessica Williams, jwilliams@aquatarium.ca 613-342-6789 ext. 7007Website: www.aquatarium.caLocation: 6 Broad Street, Brockville ON K6V 0C4

    Aquatariumat Tall Ships LandingThe Aquatarium is a 27,000+ square foot, interactive, learning and discovery centre, making it the perfect destination for school field trips!Schedule a program in our lab, attend a presentation at our Magic Planet or Planetarium, and watch an educational film about this regions history and culture in our theatre. Visiting students are free to explore the discovery centre at their own pace and learn about the 1000 Islands region in our many interactive exhibits.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: 100Length: CustomSubject Areas: The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Language, Science and Technology, Social Studies

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    Contact: 1-800-555-5621, information@warmuseum.caWebsite: www.warmuseum.ca/learnLocation: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON

    Canadian War MuseumImmerse your students in a hands-on learning experience of Canadas military history!The Canadian War Museum offers a wide range of learning opportunities that will fascinate students of all levels. Through historical artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations, the Museums school programs help students discover Canadas rich military history. Programs match the Ontario school curricula. Our programs include hands on materials, group interactivity and role playing. Artifacts kits available for loan to schools across Canada.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 20Maximum group size: 100+Length: 45 minutesSubject Areas: Social Studies

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    Contact: Education Coordinator - 613-965-3874Website: www.airforcemuseum.caLocation: 220 RCAF Rd., Trenton Ontario

    National Air Force Museum of CanadaLet Them Discover WingsScience, history, tech or ESL, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is a fun and interactive learning experience. Choose from standard Ontario curriculum based selections, or work with us to customize a program just for your students. We also offer programming for cadets, youth programs, camps and special needs groups.

    GRADEALL

    Minimum group size: 10Maximum group size: OtherLength: CustomSubject Areas: Language, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Other

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    Contact: Reservations@gallery.ca, 613-990-4888Website: www.gallery.ca/en/learn/index.phpLocation: 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

    National Gallery of CanadaA top attraction in the heart of Canadas CapitalA magnet for visitors since its inception, the Gallery engages audiences of all ages. Our education programs promote thoughtful looking at artworks, emphasize learning through social interaction, and encourage students to use their personal experience to interpret art. Guided tours, hands-on workshops, in-classroom Webinars and more!

    GRADEALLMinimum group size: 10 participants

    Maximum group size: Other

    Length: 60 minutes, 90 minutes

    Subject Areas: The Arts, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies

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    Northern Ontario

    Science North

    Contact: Booking Agents - 705 523 4629 or schoolvisit@sciencenorth.caWebsite: www.sciencenorth.ca/schoolsLocation: 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 5S9

    Science NorthDiscover science beyond the classroom!Science North offers 3 different Ultimate School Field Trip packages in our engaging science centers. Take part in an ALL-NIGHT EXTRAVAGANZA with our enthusiastic and energetic Bluecoats or experience the Ultimate 2 day or 1 day Field trips in Northern Ontarios most popular attraction and home of the Big Nickel.

    GRADE1-12

    Minimum group size: 25Maximum group size: OtherLength: CustomSubject Areas: Science and Technology

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