Education Program FAQs
If you have a question that hasn’t been answered below, or require more information, please reach out to our Education Department.
Read about our different curriculum based programs to see what fits with your grade and subjects. Contact the Education Department to discuss dates and program options and book your visit. After booking, you will receive a contract that needs to be returned and signed within two weeks to confirm your booking. Prior to your visit, we will send you the proposed itinerary for the day as well as a map of the Museum. Please divide your class into small groups based on the colours of the schedule prior to your visit. Once you arrive at the Museum, we'll do the rest! Programs can be paid for in person or by invoice. We accept cash, cheque, or credit card as form of payment.
Your bus can pull up to the front of the Museum and unload at our Main Entrance doors. Volunteers will be at the front desk to greet you and point your group towards the classroom. Chairs in the classroom are colour coordinated to help students find their groups quickly. We can start your day with a quick snack break (please indicate this in advance) and students may wish to use the washroom prior to the program start. Your program begins with a short briefing explaining Museum rules, outlining the activities, and introducing our volunteer facilitators. The adult group leaders receive a rotation schedule and map while the students (elementary levels only) receive a coloured group name tag. For the next 2 hours, groups will rotate through activities. After the program conclusion, your students can enjoy their lunches in our classroom or outside in the Air Park. You are welcome to stay after lunch but active supervision of your students will be required.
The Museum required a minimum of three weeks to set up a program. Some schools book months in advance as space is limited.
Our standard programs are approximately 120 minutes.
We can certainly accommodate split classes! We prefer to teach one program to the entire class, but you can work with the Education Department to pick a program that suits your students' needs.
Most of our programs are designed for 30-40 students to ensure small groups for program activities. There are options for accommodating larger groups, such as adding additional components or running a double program. Please inquire at 613-965-3874.
Our ability to pair two different programs depends on which programs and how many students are in each class. Please inquire at 613-965-3874.
We can customize a program for you and your group's learning requirements. Let us know what subjects you would like to cover and we will work with you to create a program.
All of our programs are facilitated by volunteers or by Museum staff. Most volunteers are retired or currently serving members of the RCAF and have an unparalleled amount of subject matter expertise.
Yes. We have an elevator to reach the Mezzanine level of the Museum. Some program components, such as Hercules tours, are not wheelchair accessible.
The Museum does not have a cafeteria. There are vending machines on-site for snacks and drinks.
Most of our programs include an inside tour of one of our aircraft. These are located in the Air Park and students should dress with the weather in mind. Students often also participate in a scavenger hunt or similar activity which takes place outside as long as the weather is cooperating.
We have limited program options available in French. Please inquire at 613-965-3874.