Education Groups

Proudly supported by J & W Murphy Foundation

We welcome Education Groups including: school groups, cadets, Guides and Scouts, ELL/FLL students, university groups and other organizations dedicated to education.

Each visit includes a choice of one program. These fully facilitated programs allow students to explore topics related to immigration, identity, history, citizenship and diversity.

November to April
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

May to October
Open: Seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Program Information

Programs On-site Age Group Pricing (Per Student)*
Citizenship Ages 11+ $8.48
Culture and Identity Ages 5+ $8.48
History Detectives Ages 10 - 15 $8.48
Immigration Simulation Ages 9+ $8.48
Teddy Bear's Journey Ages 3 - 8 $8.48
Special Lectures Ages 10+ $8.48
Add a guided tour (30 minutes) and/or
presentation of our film in Canada (30 minutes)
Two or more programs discount $2 off

*The prices listed do not include HST. Prices are subject to change. Rates apply to groups of 10 or more, not including chaperones. Educators and chaperones are admitted free of charge.

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Contact us by email at or (902) 425-7770 ext. 255.

Book in Advance

One week's notice is requested for Education Group visits. For the months of May, June and November, we recommend booking early as spaces fill up quickly.


The standard ratio of learners per Heritage Interpreter is 25. Chaperone ratios are at the discretion of the school or organization, however, it is the chaperones’ responsibility to ensure that learners are supervised at all times during their visit. Admission for all chaperones is free of charge.

Special Needs

If there is a learner in your group who requires accommodation, please let us know at the time of booking and we will make every effort to meet their needs. The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible.

A social narrative is a resource that people can use to better understand their visit to the Museum before arriving. It uses pictures and short sentences to describe a typical visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. If you would like to use this resource at the Museum, we have laminated copies you can borrow. You can ask for this, and our sensory backpacks, at our Ticket Counter.

Bursaries Available

The Ruth Goldbloom Education Bursary can defray the costs of transportation and/or accommodation for your group. Apply Now.