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School programs at the Museums of Mississauga

Make history meaningful!

Come to the Museums of Mississauga for a field trip experience designed to enrich and enhance classroom learning. We offer interactive, hands-on experiences for students to explore topics in Canadian heritage, including Indigenous and Black history, with authentic local connections.

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We also offer programs for Guide and Scout groups.

Duration and cost

Programs are 1.5 hours in length for Pre-K to Grade 1 and 2 hours for Grades 2 to 12. 1.5 hour programs cost $6.39 per student and 2 hour programs cost $6.64 per student. Up to 6 adults may attend the program for free. Additional adults will be charged the program fee, plus tax.

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School program descriptions

Explore the daily life and customs of the Bradley family in 19th century Upper Canada and learn about relationships between Early Settlers and the ancestors of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates available: September to June
Grades: 3
Subject: Social Studies

Explore what we know and don’t know about the history of early Black settlers in Peel Region, and discover how we learn about the experiences of people who lived in the past.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September to June
Grades: 6 to 12
Subject: Social Studies

Discover how levers, pulleys, inclined planes, and screws made everyday tasks easier for Early Settlers in the early 1800s through a series of hands-on activities.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: September to June
Grades: 2
Subject: Science and Technology

Explore traditions and customs of celebrations at home and around the world. Compare how you celebrate with how families celebrated 100 years ago.

Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November to February
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 3
Subject: Social Studies

Compare how Christmas traditions have changed and stayed the same from the 1830s to today.

Location: Benares Historic House
Dates: November to December
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 6
Subject: Social Studies

Discover how maple syrup is made from start to finish and compare the maple sugaring traditions of Indigenous communities, Early Settlers, and modern maple sugar bushes.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: Mid-February to Early April
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 8
Subjects: Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography

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Learn about the urban wildlife and native pollinators that live in Mississauga and how we can protect our shared environment.

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building
Dates: April to June
Grades: 1 to 8
Subject: Science and Technology, Social Studies, History and Geography

Explore how games of coordination, imagination, cooperation and memory helped prepare early settler children with the skills they needed at home and school.

Location: Bradley Museum
Dates: April to June
Grades: JK/SK to Grade 6
Subject(s): Social Studies