How do I book and pay for a program?
Read about our different Curriculum Based Programs to see what fits with your grade and subjects.
Contact the Education Department to discuss dates and programs options.
Upon selecting your date and program you will receive a copy of the Museum’s contract form.
We will hold your chosen date for up to two weeks, so please complete and return the form to us as soon as convenient. The signed contract guarantees your date and completes the booking process.
About one week 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 smaller groups based on the colours of the schedule prior to your visit.
Arrive at the Museum and let us do the teaching for you.
Pay for your program either in person or by invoice. We accept cash, cheques and credit cards.
What is our day going to look like?
Your bus can pull right in front of the Museum and unload at our Main Entrance doors.
You and your students enter the Museum and file into our classroom.
Our chairs are colour coordinated to help students find their groups quickly.
We can start your day with a short snack break (please indicate this in advance) and students
may wish to use the washroom prior to program start.
Your program begins with a short briefing to explain the Museum rules, to outline the activities and to introduce our volunteer facilitators.
The adult group leaders receive a rotation schedule and a map while the students (elementary levels only) receive a coloured group name tag.
Then the groups are off to their activities for the next two hours.
After the program conclusion, your students can enjoy their lunches in our classroom or outside in the Airpark.
You are welcome to stay after lunch but active supervision of your students will be required.
How long in advance do I need to book?
The Museum requires a minimum of three weeks to set up a program. Some schools book months in advance as space is limited.
How long are your programs?
Our standard programs are about 120 minutes.
I have a split grade, is that a problem?
We prefer to teach one program to the entire class but we can accommodate split classes as well.
How many students can you accommodate?
Most of our programs are designed for about 30 – 40 students to ensure small groups for our program parts. There are some options to accommodate larger groups, such as adding on another component or running a double program. Please inquire (613-965-3874).
Can we bring two different grades?
Our ability to pair two different programs depends on which two and how many kids are in each class. Please inquire (613-965-3874).
Do you offer programs for Homeschool Groups?
We can customize a program for you and your group’s learning requirements. Let us know what subjects you would like to be covered and we will work with you to turn it into a complete program.
Who teaches your programs?
All of our programs are facilitated either by volunteers or by Museum staff. Most volunteers are retired or currently serving members of the air force and have an unparalleled amount of subject matter expertise.
Is the Museum wheelchair accessible?
We have an elevator to reach the Mezzanine Level of the Museum.
Do you have food for sale?
The Museum does NOT have a cafeteria, only a couple of vending machines.
Are some activities planned for outside?
Most of our programs include an inside tour of one of our aircraft. These are located in the airpark 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.
Do you offer programs in French?
We have limited program options available in French. Please inquire (613-965-3874).