How do I book a program for my class?
Bookings can be made by phone or requested with our online form at http://manitobamuseum.ca/teachers/booking-request-form/
Please let us know the best time of day to reach you, such as recess, lunch time or end of school day.
Where can I find program options for my class?
At the beginning of each school year, The Manitoba Museum sends out copies of our teacher’s guide to all divisions. Please check with your principal or administrative person to find out how they are distributed in your school. Our guide is also posted on our website here. The guide lists programs based on grade level and provides descriptions, duration and pricing. Alternatively, use our “find the right program” search tool at http://www.manitobamuseum.ca/teachers/search/school_programs/search_school_programs.php
What kind of information do I need to provide?
For speedy service please have the following information ready:
- School name
- Teacher’s Name(s)
- Number of students/classes/grades
- Program(s) desired
- 3 preferred field trip dates
- Please mention if you require a lunch space, have students with special needs, allergies or any other details we should know about.
How far in advance do I need to book?
If you have a specific date in mind, the sooner the better. For self-guided programs, we request at least 2 business days notice and guided programs, 2 weeks’ notice.
What time do programs occur?
Most programs at The Manitoba Museum have flexible booking times. The majority of school programs occur between 10:00 and 2:00. We can accommodate earlier or later start times upon request. Please keep in mind the time your group could arrive vs the time you can start a program. It is recommended to arrive at least 10-15 minutes early to hang up coats, put away lunches and check in at the box office. It is also handy to know typical pick up and drop off times of your school division buses.
How long are the programs?
Most programs are 1 hour long. Workshops are 1hour30 minutes to 1hour 45minutes long. Science Gallery demonstrations run 1hr 30 minutes (30 minute demonstration and 1 hour Science Gallery Explore time) Planetarium shows run, on average, 45 minutes. Groups who self- guide in the Science Gallery are allowed 1 hour. Groups who self-guide in the Museum Galleries do not have a time limit but the average visit is from 1 to 2 hours.
Where can the school bus park?
School buses are allowed to park along the Museum building on Rupert Street past our entrance in the loading zone area.
Do I have to make a booking if we are self guiding in the galleries?
Yes! In order to receive the school discount rate, your group must be pre-booked or regular public rates will apply. No exceptions.
How many students/classes/grades can I bring at one time?
This will depend on the programs or areas you would like to visit. Please call the programs office at 988-0626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
How do I schedule a day of programs for multiple classes?
We do the scheduling for you! Once you provide us with your program request(s) and group details, we consult our bookings and offer the best possible schedule.
How much notice do I have to give for cancellation?
We request 5 business days notice for cancellations. Less than 5 days notice will result in an administrative fee dependant on the booking. If any problems arise, please call the programs office at 988-0626.
Why aren’t backpacks allowed in the galleries?
Large bags and backpacks are not permitted in the exhibits or in our labs for security reasons. Many of the objects in the Museum are very fragile, old and irreplaceable.
Do you have more questions?
Please contact our Programs Registration office at (204) 988-0626