Choosing and Booking an Activity
The first step to planning a trip to the Museum is deciding what type of visit interests you - an activity led by guide-interpreters or a self-guided tour. See the list of guided activities, available in PDF format or the Teachers/Activities section, plus the list of exhibitions that will be showing. Then book by phone, fax or online (see contact information below). Next, you'll receive a letter confirming your reservation along with information and instructions to ensure the quality and success of your visit.
Getting Ready for Your Fieldtrip
After booking, prepare for the fieldtrip with your students:
• In class, do the pre-visit activity (Elementary or Secondary, french only) in preparation for your fieldtrip to the museum
• Discuss behaviour expected at the Museum with your students
• Read the description of the guided activity you have booked – you'll receive a copy with your booking confirmation. You can also view it under the Presentation tab on the activity's web page.
See how a visit to the Museum unfolds during a guided activity or during a self-guided tour.
Make the Most of Your Visit
What to expect for an guided activity
When you arrive at Musée de la civilisation, go to the Group entrance; a guide-interpreter will be waiting for you there. Your guide will accompany you wherever you go and for all the activities. If you are going to visit other sites in the museum complex, go to the main entrance.
After arrival formalities are taken care of, the activity can start. The guide-interpreter will lead the group to the place you have reserved.
What to expect for a self-guided tour
When you and your group arrive for a self-guided tour of the Museum, go to the reception counter to take care of formalities. The receptionist will present the Museum program, show you the service areas and give you the documentation you'll need for your visit.
Plan your visit to the Museum using Amazing Museum, a leaflet that describes our exhibitions and activities and poses challenges to your students. Amazing Museum also describes attitudes, supervision and expected behaviours, which we ask you to discuss with your group before your arrival to ensure a successful visit.
Interactive circuits that complement our exhibitions This is Our Story and People of Québec, are specially designed to optimize your students' self-guided tours.
Continue learning in class
In the classroom, do a post-visit activity to help students assimilate what they have learned.
Clienteles with Special Needs
We are equipped to accommodate groups with special needs (literacy, French, community action, disabilities, etc.). Together with you, we'll adapt the content or the approach of our educational products.