Home School & ESL Programs

This Fall 2021, Nanaimo Museum looks forward to welcoming learners and educators back 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 5-16!

A homeschooling group, like ConnectED, or a homeschooling network of at least 10 learners can book any of our in-person programs!

For independent learners, join our dedicated Home Schoolers and Distance Learners sessions, listed below. Register online, and show up on the day to participate in the program with other learners.

Pre-registration is required and caregivers must be present at all times.

Masks are required for all learners, teachers, and guests aged 5 and up. We highly recommend masks for younger guests, as the Museum is a public and tourist attraction.  Hand hygiene will be maintained by the students, teachers, 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. 

In-Person Homeschooler and Distance Learner Sessions (bookings to open in September)

Virtual Field Trips: 

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

Our live virtual program and follow-up Q&A sessions connect your learners with a Museum educator via Teams or Zoom.

A homeschooling group, like ConnectED, or a home schooling network of at least 10 learners can book a live virtual program!

For independent learners, join our dedicated Live Virtual Home Schoolers and Distance learners session, listed below. Register online, and log into Zoom on the day to participate in the program with other learners.

Pre-registration is required and caregivers must be present at all times.

Virtual Homeschooler and Distance Learner Sessions (bookings to open in September)

 

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.

 

Coming Soon!

Enemy Aliens Feature Exhibit (February 15 – May 23)

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

Chief Dan George (June 10 – September 5)

Grades 2-4; 5-7; 8-10 (TBD): 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

 


ESL

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.