Offering curriculum specific programs for grades JK – 12

Why study shoes? Although feet are the same around the world, what people choose to wear on their feet is incredibly diverse. It is in this diversity that some of the most interesting aspects of culture are revealed.  Because of this, a field trip to the Bata Shoe Museum can enrich learning in almost any subject area.  We offer a variety of programs for grades JK – 12 with links to many strands within the Ontario curriculum.  We can accommodate up to 50 students for guided programs.

To book a field trip, call (416) 979-7799 x 242, from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, or by email Please have your school’s phone number available when you call.

Education Department Contacts

Sheila Knox, Head of Education
(416) 979-7799 x 228

Andrea Field, Manager of Education and Volunteer Resources
(416) 979-7799 x 242

Group Rates for Guided and Unguided Programs

Group rates apply to groups of ten or more students.
Guided programs are available from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Click here to learn more about our Guided and Unguided Programs.


Self-guided visits with groups of 10 or more students are asked to book their visits in advance. Our BSM learning staff can make recommendations of approaches you can take with your class while visiting the museum. We recommend a maximum of 90 minutes for a self-guided visit.

School groups may also reserve the use of the lunchroom. The lunchroom allows seating for up to 48 people. 

Field Trip Information

Click here to learn more about planning your field trip to the Bata Shoe Museum. Once you have made your booking, we offer you one free admission to the museum to prepare for your field trip. Contact the education department for further information.