Billings Estate National Historic Site

For information about secondary education programming, please contact Billings Estate National Historic Site’s Education Officer at 613-247-4830 x 227

Bytown Museum

Programming for all grades

For additional programming information, please contact the Programming Manager at 613-234-4570 x 226.

Bytown Youth Council

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

For more information about programs, contact us by email at CumberlandMuseum@ottawa.ca or phone at 613-833-3059 ext. 221.

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker is one of the most unique educational sites in Canada. Come visit the museum with your class or school tour group and let participants experience the complexities of the Cold War first-hand.

Tours of the Diefenbunker allow students to immerse themselves in the Cold War and experience Canadian history from a perspective unlike any other. The Diefenbunker offers curriculum programs with links to social studies, language arts, science, mathematics, and visual arts.

Design your own field trip

Our programming is flexible to allow you and your class to get the most out of your field trip to the museum.

75 – 90 minute programs

Start your visit with a tour of the building, tailored for your group, followed by a short 15-30 minute workshop. Choose from one of the following:

  • Tour +
    • What’s a Cold War?
    • Strong and Stable Structures
    • Continuity of Government Workshop (Grades 9-12)
    • Emergency Preparedness Workshop (Grades 9-12)
    • Daily Life in the Diefenbunker (Grades 7-12)

Half-day and full-day programs (120 – 240 minute programs)

Start your visit with a tour of the building, tailored for your group, followed by one or two 60-75 minute programs. Choose from the following:

  • Emergency Preparedness (Gr. 4-8)
  • Art and Peacebuilding (Gr. 4-8)
  • Emergency Government (Gr. 5-11)
  • Systems and the Bunker (Gr. 8)
  • The Berlin Wall (Gr. 8-12)
  • The Vietnam War (Gr. 10-12)
  • NATO (Gr. 11-12)
  • Communism (Gr. 11-12)

Not sure what you’re looking for? Call us and let us design a program to meet your needs. We can offer add-ons such as paper-bag lunch and movies, and can work with you to focus on content you are covering in class. Email tours@diefenbunker.ca or call 613 839 0007 x 225.

To reserve, please fill out our Reservation Request Form.

For more information on curriculum links, teacher resources, and a teacher checklist, see Resources for Educators.

The museum is open year-round, excluding Christmas and New Year’s Day. Tours are offered daily Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm (special requests can be accommodated after 4:00pm).  Tours are offered in English or French (with advance notice) and can be schedule for 60 or 90 minutes.  Please book at least two weeks prior as space is limited.

Conflict Resolution Workshops

Fairfields Heritage House

Take your class to Fairfields for our unique school programs. Contact the Nepean Museum for more information at 613-580-9638, or museums@ottawa.ca.

Goulbourn Museum

Costumed interpreters are happy to make classroom presentations and offer an interactive and hands-on artefact discussion. We will also play our popular artefact memory game and, if time permits, let a lucky few try on clothing from the pioneer days. The Museum does not charge schools for classroom presentations. Yes, you read that correctly – classroom presentations are free! Call 613-831-2393 or email for more information.

Nepean Museum

Please contact us if you would like to organize a program for your class at 613-580-9638 or by email museums@ottawa.ca

Osgoode Township Museum

Please contact the Museum’s education officer for more information at 613-821-4062.

Pinhey's Point Historic Site

Phone 613-832-4347 May through June and 613-247-4830 x225 September to April to book your program. The Education and Interpretation Programs Officer will contact you to arrange your visit. Faxed or emailed confirmation will verify your booking.

Pre-booking is required for all group visits. The Education and Interpretation Programs Officer can assist you in planning the details of your visit.

Vanier Museopark

For more information or to make a reservation for a visit, please contact us at 613-842-9871 or send us an email at info@museoparc.ca.

Watson's Mill

Contact the Programming and Visitor Experience Officer at 613-692-6455 or programs@watsonsmill.com to start planning your visit today!