Britannia Mine Museum Field Trips

Last updated on
Monday, September 16th, 2019
Program Description

We aim to provide unique, entertaining, and memorable educational experiences that engage students of all ages in topics related to mineral exploration, natural resource management, land reclamation, and the role of mining in our lives.

School Trips

For 2019-2020 we are pleased to offer our programming a-la-carte. Select the sessions which best fit your needs to create a tailored visit.

Big Ideas
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.
  • Humans interact with matter every day through familiar materials.
  • Matter is useful because of its properties.
  • Materials can be changed through physical and chemical processes.
  • Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.
  • Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
  • Everyday materials are often mixtures.
  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time.
  • The theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory that explains Earth’s geological processes.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
  • Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Times Offered: 
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $16.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $30.75
    Fee Notes: 

    The fees depend on the time of the year you visit and the length of your program.

    Free adult ratio 1:6 elementary, 1:10 secondary. Additional adults over free ratio $30.75 each. Prices are subject to tax.

    SEAs essential for 1:1 caring for students are complimentary in addition to the free adult ratio.

    We require a minimum of 15 students for all our school programs.

    Additional Notes

    We can accommodate a total group size of 144 including all students and chaperones. With multi-class bookings, each class will experience your selected sessions in a different order.

    The maximum number in each group is 36 as the train can only accommodate 36 (students + chaperones). Larger groups are divided into multiples of 36.

    The minimum program length which has to be booked is 2 hours with the arrival time at 9:45 am or 10:15 am. On top of this time we will always add 15 minutes orientation for you to disembark, pay and use the washrooms.

    For groups as big as a Triple (72-108) you require a minimum program length of 2.5 hours to allow for program rotation and for groups as big as a Quad (108-144) you require a minimum program duration of 3 hours.

    If you only want to book the Volcanic Origins session (60 minutes) your arrival time is set to 9:00 am.

    For further details please visit our website: https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/pages/school-field-trips