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Education at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology puts history directly in the hands of your students. A school field trip to the museum brings the past to life through our unique and experiential programs. With access to almost two million artifacts, over a century of archaeological research and a full-size Indigenous longhouse, your students will enjoy a truly immersive learning environment while exploring over 13,000 years of human heritage in Ontario.

Our education programs extend your classroom teaching by bringing the curriculum to life.  We provide many experiential opportunities: from artifact identification and archaeological excavation – to creating woodland paintings and soapstone pendants. All our programs are created to meet your curriculum needs and give you a choice of activities that expand your classroom experience beyond the blackboard.

Click here for: 2017-2018 Elementary Education Brochure

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Grade 1-3
Students will explore First Nations history and customs through hands-on craft activities and traditional games.

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Special full-day program
Hands-on programs include Life in a Longhouse and Archaeologist for a Day. Both programs are designed to help students discover Ontario History first hand.


Grade 4-6
Multiple field trip program and activity options are available so you can customize your students’ experience.  Activity options include Fur Trade, Personal Totems craft, Medicine Pouch craft, and more.

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Edu-kits and Outreach
Unable to schedule a field trip? We can bring Ontario history to your classroom. Ask us how!.

Grade 7-8
Students will journey back in time to explore the history of Ontario’s First Nations People through hands-on activities and exploration.  Visits can be customized with a variety of crafts and activities.


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Secondary School
Hands-on and interactive programs ideal for various Ontario secondary school courses.


If you have any questions about our educational programs, please contact Katie Urban- Learning Coordinator: or give us a call: 519-473-1360