Guided programs are 1 hour, and cost $6 per student. We suggest allowing 30 minutes after your guided tour for supervised discovery of the rest of the museum.
Grade JK-8 Programs:
Include a gallery visit, plus a Hands-on Artefact Session, where students get to handle and examine museum objects up close. Kindergarten programs also include a try-on shoe session.
Grade 9-12 Programs:
Secondary level students participate in a 1 hour guided tour of two exhibitions of your choice. Alternatively, teachers may request a 30 minute guided tour combined with a 30 minute Hands-on Artefact Session* or How to Read a Shoe Session*.
Grade-9-12 ESL Program:
These highly participatory tours engage students in conversation, encourage questions, and give learners an opportunity to practice their language skills. This 1 hour guided program includes a gallery visit and a Hands-on Artefact Session*.
Guided Add-on Program:
Extend your visit to 90 minutes with our popular Paint-a-Clog workshop. Each student receives a miniature clog imported from the Netherlands to decorate and take home. There is an additional charge of $7 per student for this option.
*Hands-on Artefact Session: Who says you can’t touch at the Museum! Enhance your visit with multisensory and tactile experiences through our Hands-on program. Your students will get to examine objects up close while experienced guides explain the fascinating stories behind the shoes. Tactile experiences benefit kinesthetic learners, and help communicate key information to English Language Learners and those with low vision. Hands-on Artefact Sessions are available for all grades upon request.
*How to Read a Shoe Session: In this 30 minute session, students are introduced to the concept of reading artefacts. While working in small groups, students learn to ask important questions and search for clues that reveal information about many aspects of the object. This session is ideal for grades 7-12.