www.museumforkids.sk.ca email@example.com (306) 683-2555 Market Mall 116 - 2325 Preston Ave South Saskatoon, SK S7J 2G2 2010 – 2011 School Year Group Visit and Program Information For Schools, Preschools, Licensed Childcare Homes and Centres, and Nonprofit Organizations General Information The Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan is a hands-on, interactive centre committed to serving the needs of children by providing exhibits and programming that stimulate curiosity and motivate learning. Our museum facilitates exploration as we believe that it is through self-guided discovery that children enhance their learning processes. Exploration $70 for up to 20 children, $4 for each additional child. Visit Free play in the Museum and a craft to take home. Discovery $80 for up to 20 children, $4 for each additional child. Free play in the Museum, a craft to take home and one of Visit our 20-60 minute Discovery Programs. All children must be three or older. Please book an Exploration Visit if you have younger children in your group. Visits are two hours and must be booked in advance. Available times are Mondays and Tuesdays, morning or afternoon. Chaperons are free and we require a minimum of 1 adult for every 5 children. Please note that there is no food or drink allowed in the Museum. Hungry children are welcome to have a snack on the bench outside the Museum. The maximum number of children per visit is 40 for an Exploration Visit, and 32 for a Discovery Visit. Cancellation policy: Because these programs are in high demand, it is important for the Children's Discovery Museum to receive early notice if a group needs to cancel. Organizations that book a program and do not show up, or that cancel or postpone a booking with less than a week’s notice, will be expected to pay the fee for the booking. Discovery Programs As part of a Discovery Visit, you may choose from one of the following programs, which complement the Saskatchewan Education Curriculum. Larger classes will be divided into two groups as our programs are best given to 12-16 students. Free play is an important part of the visit, and we will do our best to ensure that children have a lot of time to explore the exhibits on their own. Programs are designed for preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2, and are tailored to the level of the group. Please note that these programs are not suitable for children under the age of three. Our Discovery programs are also available in French! Muddy Paws Animal Clinic Children will visit the Muddy Paws Animal Clinic and discover what happens at a veterinary clinic. We will classify pets as mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and amphibians, discuss the various characteristics of each, as well as pet care – habitat, food requirements, and exercise. Children will participate in relevant group activities, complete an art activity or craft, and listen to a story if time permits. The Wings of an Eagle Camp out at the North Woods and discover the eagle and other birds that live in northern Saskatchewan. We'll discuss the habitat, the characteristics of the birds we find as well as their food sources and seasonal habits. Children will enjoy imitating the call of many of these birds. The session will culminate with a bird craft that children can take home. Colours of the Rainbow Come join us as we experiment with the three primary colours. The children will discover what happens when different colours of light are mixed. They will then see how coloured water mixes. The children will then be given the three primary colours of paint to mix and discover on their own how to make the secondary colours. Warning: this program can be messy! Students should bring paint shirts. The Amazing Animals of Northern Saskatchewan Join us around the campfire and learn about the magnificent animals that live in northern Saskatchewan. We will find and identify the many animals in the camp site, study their footprints and compare them with our own. Children will learn what makes these animals so amazing! The session will culminate with an art activity and a story if time permits. Dare to Discover Theatre The children will enjoy some drama games to warm up, and then choose a character and act out a story on stage. Each child will have the opportunity to further explore his or her creativity by decorating a mask or hat, and dramatizing the character that evolves. Come alive, and dare to discover drama! Lots of costumes are available. Learn through play at the Children’s Discovery Museum.