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Education Tour Information

The aircraft and exhibits in the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC) are arranged to guide visitors along the “Path to our Past”. This pathway traces the history of Canada’s military aviation accomplishments and achievements through a wide array of displays and images.

The NAFMC offers today’s educators a variety of ways to use its unique collection to support classroom teachings or enhance summer camp programs. The most popular approach is without a doubt one of our Interactive Education Programs facilitated by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. Many of them have life long experience in the subject matter as a result of their military careers or their personal involvement in the civilian aviation world.

 

Interactive Education Programs

Let our education facilitators amaze you and your students! The shared life experiences along with the theory related pieces that are aligned with the Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines reinforces classroom instruction. Thus, allowing the students to learn in a creative way, for a better and more thorough understanding.

Grades: At present, grades SK thru Grade 11
Format: Interactive Education Program
Cost: $6.00 per student + HST
Group Size: See Program details
Duration: Please allow two to three hours for your visit

 

General Guided Tour

The museum’s outstanding collection is brought to life with a magnificent guided tour using anecdotes, personal stories and unbelievable tales of adventure. Your students will be left soaring high!

Grades: All grades (tours are adapted to the age of the students)
Format: Interactive guided tour
Cost: $4.00 per student + HST
Group Size: Maximum 60 students, 1 adult supervisor per 10 students
Duration: Please allow one or two hours for your visit.

 

Self-Guided Tour

Teachers are welcome to visit the museum in an unstructured format but are encouraged to divide students into smaller groups accompanied by parents or chaperones.

Grades: All grades
Cost: By Donation Only
Group Size: Maximum 60 students, 1 adult supervisor per 10 students
Duration: Please allow one or two hours for your visit.

 

Making a Reservation

Please make a reservation at least three weeks in advance. Call 613-965-3874 or email your request to education@airforcemuseum.ca.

The Education Programmer for the museum will call you before your visit to review the details of your scheduled program. Let us know of any special needs, such as learning or physical disabilities, and vocabulary and language levels. Please note that this information will allow us to better prepare for and meet your needs. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

Interactive Education Program fees are generally charged at a per person rate of $6.00 per student + HST. A minimum fee per group will be charged, depending on the program. All accompanying adults per group are admitted at no charge. Payment may be made in advance or on arrival by Cash, Cheque, Money Order, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Please make cheques, etc payable to: The National Air Force Museum of Canada.

Cancellation Policy for Education Programs

The museum requires due notice of cancellations (by phone, e-mail, fax, or in person) 1 week in advance, except in cases of inclement weather.

Failure to do so will result in the CONTACT or INSTITUTION (as appropriate) being charged 50% of the originally cited Program Fee.

For a program cancelled with more than 1 weeks notice, a $20.00 administration fee will apply, unless the program is rescheduled within the same school year. In the case of school bus cancellation due to inclement weather, this fee will not apply if a school reschedules the cancelled program within the same school year.