Events & Presentations

Home School Series: Black Diamonds (ages 10-13)

Date(s) - 04/06/2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Black Diamonds

Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

10:00am – 12:00pm (2 hours)


Ages: 10-13

Cost: $8 per learner

Join other local home learners for this special session of the Black Diamonds program.

Explore the recreated mine to learn about coal resources in Nanaimo, technology and working conditions. A visit to the Bastion historical building is a step back in time to the earliest days of coal mining in Nanaimo. The discrimination experienced by Chinese and Italian miners is introduced. 

This is a 2 hour, in-person program that begins and ends at Nanaimo Museum. 

The Bastion historical building is a 5 minute walk from the Nanaimo Museum on the waterfront. The program duration includes time for walking there and back. The Bastion is not wheelchair accessible, with 3 sets of steep stairs.

 Can’t make this date work for your schedule? Check out the rest of the 2023 – 2024 Home School Series!



Important information

Pre-registration is required

  • Only registered learners will receive program supplies.
  • At least one adult caregiver must be present at all times.
  • Masks are recommended. Hand hygiene will be maintained by learners, caregivers, guests, and staff members throughout your visit.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for other program dates, except in specific cases:   
    • If you, your learner, or anyone in your household feels ill with symptoms of a communicable disease, please do not attend this program. 
    • If fewer than 5 learners register, this program may not proceed. In this case, a refund will be issued. 

The Nanaimo Museum is a non-profit society, and all ticket proceeds go directly back into funding for programs like this one. Thank you!  

Although online payment is made through PayPal, a PayPal account is not required, only a credit card or debit card. Please note that no physical ticket will be issued. Your spot in this program is confirmed once you have the PayPal transaction confirmation. Registration can also be made over the phone or in person. 

If you have difficulties with the online system, please call the front desk during business hours (10-4, Tues-Sat) for assistance: 250-753-1821.  


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Learners - Kids (ages 10-13)
How many learners aged 10-13 will be attending the program? (At least one learner required)
How many adults will be with your learner(s) while they are attending the program? (At least one adult required)

Registration Information

Booking Summary

x Learners - Kids (ages 10-13)
x Adults
Total Price
Home School Series: Black Diamonds (ages 10-13)
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