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Science Days

Academic Level

Ontario: grades 8 to 12
Quebec: secondary cycles 1 and 2

Spend a day at the museum with your high school students. Participate in your choice of two 50-minute hands-on workshops highlighting experiments, analyses of museum specimens and use of scientific equipment!

In addition, students can explore the museum's exhibitions.


Fridays only:
October 23, 2015
November 13, 2015
December 11, 2015
January 15, 2016
April 22, 2016
May 13, 2016
June 3, 2016

Language Choice

Science Days are offered in English or French, according to the choice of the first school that reserves for the day.


$14 per student (tax not included)

Workshop Descriptions

A wave breaks on a rock.

Marine Ecosystems

Students become marine-biology apprentices as they undertake scientific experiments that help them understand the intricacies of our changing ocean ecosystems. This hands-on water-testing workshop is a fascinating venture into the marine world.
Curriculum links for Ontario
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Hot Topics for Polar Bears

A polar bear (Ursus maritimus), swimming.

Students compare and contrast various physical characteristics of polar bears and grizzlies in an attempt to understand how these characteristics help each species survive in its habitat. They put forth a hypothesis to explain the differences observed in the shape of the teeth and skull, and to show how these traits represent an adaptation. They learn about the challenges that polar bears face in daily survival, and what the future holds for the world's largest land carnivore.
Curriculum links for Ontario
Curriculum links for Quebec

Detail of an illustration showing the synthesis of proteins.

DNA Detectives

Students will learn the basic components of DNA and its role in the production of proteins. They will move throughout hands-on stations decoding a DNA strand, extracting real DNA, and building a codon keychain to bring home. A museum researcher will explain (by videoconference or video) the importance of genetics in our researcher and maintenance of our collections.
Curriculum links for Ontario
Curriculum links for Quebec


Information and Reservations

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