Home School & ESL Programs

We can’t wait to see learners and educators back in the museum with virtual and in-person field trips!

Check out our menu of programs on the main school program page! 

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In-Person Field Trips:

Join us in the gallery as we explore Nanaimo’s past with a variety of programs, suitable for learners aged 5-18!

In-Person Homeschooler and Distance Learner Sessions

To register, click on the date below and purchase your ticket.

  • May 4, 2022 12:30-2:00 pm – Enemy Aliens (ages 11-16)


Virtual Field Trips: 

Invite the museum to your learning space, virtually – live or pre-recorded! 

Virtual Homeschooler and Distance Learner Sessions

To register, click on the date below and purchase your ticket.

Pre-recorded Virtual programs offer you 1 month access and the flexibility to break up the material to suit your learner’s style, and mix and match the activities you want to use. These can be combined with the live Q&A for a customizable experience! See more info about these on the main school programs page or contact Steph at program@nanaimomuseum.ca.


Feature Exhibit Programs (Limited Time)!

Enemy Aliens Feature Exhibit (February 12 – May 23)

Grades 7-10: Enemy Aliens Exhibit program (in-person)

Chief Dan George (June 10 – September 5)

Ages 5-16, split into ages 5-11 and 12-16 : Chief Dan George Exhibit program (in-person)

For more information, or to book a program, please contact Steph Kveton using the contact form below, or email program@nanaimomuseum.ca



Guided tours of the Nanaimo Museum and the Bastion are available for your ESL class or group. Our tour guides will make history come alive for your students while using easy to understand vocabulary and sentence structure. A minimum of 10 guests is required to book.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required for all guests aged 12 and up. We highly recommend masks for younger guests, as the Museum is a public and tourist attraction.  Hand hygiene will be maintained by guests and staff members throughout your visit. 

Public Health Orders are changing frequently. Requirements and availability of in-person school visits are subject to change. We will be in touch to update you as needed. 

To inquire about booking an ESL guided tour please fill out the form below or email program@nanaimomuseum.ca.

Booking Details

Make a Booking Inquiry!

Contact forms will be responded to within 2 business days. Please call 250-753-1821 to speak with the front desk.

  • Unless otherwise noted, programs are in-person, at the museum. In-person field trip availability is subject to Public Health Order changes.