Royal BC Museum Victoria BC

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Learning Labs are like having the museum as a school for the day. This museum learning program is inquiry based, and staff-led. Museum staff will be working alongside classrooms, investigating big ideas with the galleries as a backdrop. The Learning Lab may include behind the scenes visits in order to deepen an understanding of the role of the museum as a site for research and learning. The times for when classes are at the museum for a Learning Lab are flexible, to align with the needs of the classroom. 

Themes include: Governance and Beyond, Photography and Memory of the Gold Rush, The Numbers of Nature, The Case of the Cougar, Ethics: Dialogue and Debate, Simple Machines, Reading an Object, The Ceremonies and Science of Seasons...and many more. We also offer the option of a Let's Talk Learning Lab, which is customizable to the particular classes we work with.

We welcome teachers to visit the Royal BC Museum galleries and preview the exhibits before they bring a class or group of students for a tour. This is a great opportunity for you to consider how to structure your students’ time during a visit, what exhibits to focus your curriculum on, and what materials you may need to prepare.
Admission to the galleries is free for teachers who have booked a school visit. Please provide your pre-booked visit confirmation number when arranging a teacher preview or pre-visit tour.
Self-Conducted Activity Sheets are available online for First Peoples,
Living Land, Living Sea and Modern History.

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