School Groups and Bookings

School Groups

We offer educational programs and tours which can be booked by teachers and other community groups. These programs highlight the museum exhibits and displays to give visitors a unique approach to learning. Explore a variety of marine subjects including the Halifax Harbour Explosion, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Golden Age of Sail, Communications at Sea and Titanic.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain restrictions are in place that effect the format of our offerings:

Virtual School Program

Designed to meet Social Studies and Science curriculum outcomes for grades 4 to 6. Our educational program lasts approximately 60 minutes and are ideally suited to classes of 20 - 30 students. Each class begins with a power point presentation, followed by students-based question period with a focus on a particular aspect of the theme/era they are studying.

Communication Through the Ages: Titanic to Twitter

This program is a fun and interactive look at how we communicate with each other, particularly at sea. From signal flags to Morse code to modern social media, the class looks at the evolution of communication from- Morse, Bell, and Marconi. Students view a virtual tour of our Titanic exhibit, with a focus on the distress code signals sent during the night of the sinking.   

Cost - $75.00 per class session. This program is taught by museum staff and trained volunteers and is available throughout the school calendar year.

At the Museum

Self-Guided Visit with Scavenger Hunt

Some school groups may choose to book a self guided tour and use one of our scavenger hunts as a means of introducing their students to the museum's collections. The scavenger hunts are designed for specific grades and can be emailed in advance for the teacher's review. We also provide an answer key. When these groups arrive, museum staff provide a brief overview of the museum galleries and rules before distributing the scavenger hunts.

Please Note:

Indoor Snack/Lunch Area- Not available

If you wish to eat outdoors, there are picnic tables in our courtyard and benches on the museum wharves and Scotia Square Mall and Historic Properties are both within an easy walk from the museum.

For inquiries and museum group bookings, please contact Krista Jordan at Krista.jordan@novascotia.ca  or call (902) 424-6446.