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Richmond Museum

School Programs

Take learning into the community! Get students excited about local history with inquiry-based field trips and education kits that cover the new curriculum.

Download the brochure to find field trips that cover BIG IDEAS for as low as $4 per student.

PDF Document Richmond Museum School Programs Brochure 2016-2017

Field Trips
All field trip programs meet current BC curriculum expectations and are 90 minutes unless otherwise specified.

Food For Thought: Life at London FarmFood for Thought
Grades K-3
Step back in time and learn how the London Family shaped their local environment, and how the local environment shaped how they lived. Experience what farming was like in Richmond's early years through storytelling, outdoor games and planting.

Cost: $4 per student
March to June, 9:30 to 11:00 am or 12:30 to 2:00 pm. This program takes place entirely outdoors.
Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
PDF Document Food for Thought Field Trip Guide

Let's Celebrate Winter!Let's Celebrate Winter
Grades K-3
Discover Richmond's diverse cultures by exploring multicultural winter celebrations, from First Nations to European, Asian and African traditions. Unwrap mystery presents that hold clues about a cultural winter celebration, play a Japanese New Year game and make a Victorian Christmas craft.

Cost: $4 per student
Availability: Late November to Early February, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
PDF Document Let's Celebrate Winter Field Trip Guide

Animating HistoryAnimating History - Steveston Interurban Tram
Grades 4-12
Work with professional animators to storyboard a plot, create and animate characters, develop dialogue and add sound effects to create a two-minute video inspired by a story from Richmond's past.

Cost: $15 per student (Minimum fee for 16 students required)
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Theme: Steveston Interurban Tram
Availability: Wednesdays 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Theme: First Flight from Minoru Park
Availability: Wednesdays 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Past animation videos on the First Flight theme:
Gr. 4/5, Ferris Elementary:
Gr. 5/6, Talmey Elementary:

Past animation videos on the Interurban Tram theme:
Gr. 4, Cornerstone Christian Academy:
Gr. 4-7, Choice School:
Gr. 5/6, Steves Elementary:
Gr. 6, McKay Elementary:
Gr. 5/6, Anderson Elementary:

To book a Field Trip:
Complete the PDF Document Museum - Field Trip Booking Request Form and return by e-mail to or by fax at 604-247-8341. All requests MUST be confirmed before they are considered valid. 

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Education Kits 
Bring the museum into your classroom with unique suitcases packed with "artefacts", photographs and other resources that engage active young minds. Build inquiry skills through object-based learning.
Cost: $45 per 3-week loan
 Pick-up from Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

From Far and Wide: The Richmond Mosaic
All Grades
Discover the cultural diversity in Richmond by comparing how people from different cultures eat and celebrate, play and dress.

The Cutting Edge: Communications Technology in Richmond and Beyond

Grades 2-7
Explore the evolution of communications technology and its impact on our everyday lives. Find out which "artefacts" are actually not as old as they seem!

Mudflatters: Richmond's Pioneer History
Grades 3 and up
Trace the stories of Richmond's past through the lives of six pioneers: Hugh McRoberts, Joseph Steves, Charles London, Otokichi Murakami, Asayo Imamoto and Chung Ling Lam.

Musqueam - People of the River Grass in Richmond
Grades 4 and up
Celebrate the Musqueam First Nation by uncovering the change and continuity of this culture, and exploring the significant role that fishing has played throughout time.

Knocking on Rich Man's Gate: Chinese Immigration in Richmond
Grades 5 and up
Play the frustrating yet rewarding game of immigration and discover first-hand the trials and tribulations of early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

Japan Through the Senses
Grades 5 and up
Explore the stories of joy and hardship that reflect the history of the Japanese community in Richmond and what it truly means to be Canadian.

The Internment Years: The Japanese Canadians during World War II
Grades 5 and up
Encourage a more meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the forced removal of the Japanese from Richmond while developing critical thinking skills.

Immigration: The Canadian Experience
Grades 5 and up
Discover the process of transitioning from "immigrant" to "Canadian", including all the hardship and joy that comes from moving from one country to another.

To book an Education Kit:
Complete the PDF Document Richmond Museum Education Kit Booking Request Form and return by e-mail to or by fax at 604-247-8341. All requests MUST be confirmed before they are considered valid. 

Heritage Fair
The Richmond Museum hosts the 15th annual Richmond Regional Heritage Fair on May 12-13, 2017.
Heritage Fair 2012 - Student with judgeThe Heritage Fairs program is a bilingual educational initiative that encourage students to explore Canadian history and heritage in a dynamic and captivating learning environment.
Students will build inquiry, communication and research skills while using creative, including digital, ways of presenting their knowledge.

For more information and to register, please visit the Heritage Fair blog at or contact the Fair Coordinator at 604-247-8334.

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