Book Your School

Bring in new perspectives.

Give your students an unforgettable experience beyond the classroom. Designed for all ages (K‑12), our school programs offer students the chance to engage with stories and participate in dialogue on different human rights themes.

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Program fees

Onsite program fee:
$5 per student

Includes a school program of your choice, plus one hour of free time. Free admission for teachers and student‐helpers.

Virtual program fee:
$125 value now offered free

Thanks to a generous grant from the Asper Foundation, we are able to make this program available free of charge. Includes a virtual field trip of your choice.

Explore from home

Our Explore the Museum from home and COVID‐19 – Learn at home pages are always available to support human rights education. Here you will find prerecorded tours, access to our web stories and other resources for your classroom.

How to book your school visit

  1. Review school programs and tours

    Before you make your request, take some time to explore our different programs and tours to see what’s the best fit for your classroom. Each program and tour deals with different age‐appropriate subject matter.

    Adult Supervision RequirementsLearn about Programs and Tours

  2. Submit a Request

    After you’ve found a program or tour you’re interested in, you will need to complete the Education Program Booking Request form. Once your form has been submitted, we’ll contact you to acknowledge we’ve received your request. If you have questions or need help with the form, call us at 204–289-2253 or 204–289-2000.

  3. Confirm a Visit Date

    In your request form, you’ll list your ideal visit dates which we will review to see if we can accommodate. If your first choice isn’t available, we will see if we can accommodate your second and third choices. Once a date is set, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration, along with a School Booking Contract form.

  4. Sign the School Booking Contract form

    Once you’ve received the School Booking Contract form, please sign it and return to us at or by fax at 204–289-2001. Please note that your booking is not confirmed until we have received this form.

  5. Prepare for Your Visit

    Now that your booking is confirmed, you’ll want to prepare for your visit. Approximately four weeks before your visit, we will send you an information package by email to help you get ready.

    School Visit Preparation

Adult supervision

Teachers and adult student‐helpers play an important role in helping us ensure our school programs run smoothly. We will need your help to keep the group together, and to ensure that rules are being followed and behaviour is appropriate. Please also let us know in advance if there any special needs we can accommodate.

Please note the required adult‐to‐student ratios for a school visit:

  • K–6 groups: 1 adult for every 10 students (e.g. 36 students = 4 adults)
  • Grades 7–12 groups: 1 adult for every 15 students (e.g. 36 students = 3 adults)

All required adult supervisors receive free admission when accompanying a school group.
Additional dedicated adult student‐helpers for students with special needs are welcome at no cost.

Others accompanying the group will pay general admission rates.

Payment options


Pay for your visit to the Museum when you make your booking. We accept cash, cheque or credit card.

(Note: You will be charged for the number of participants indicated at the time of booking. There are no refunds if your group arrives with fewer participants than planned on the day of your visit.)

Purchase order

Send your purchase order to the Museum in advance and we will input into our registration system. We cannot accept a purchase order on the day of your visit. Please make your own payment arrangements with your school or school division; purchase orders will be invoiced on the day of your program.

(Note: You will be charged for the number of participants indicated on your School Booking Contract form. If you expect your number to change, please advise us 48 hours in advance by emailing us at to avoid additional charges).

Payment on arrival

Payments may be made upon arrival at the Museum. We accept cash, cheque or credit card pending on an accompanying authorized signature. Please make cheques payable to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Please note: We do not offer refunds.

(Note: You will be charged for the number of participants indicated on your School Booking Contract. If you expect your number to change, please advise us 48 hours in advance by emailing us at to avoid additional charges).


Cancellations and changes in the number of students must be submitted in writing to

The Museum requires 48 hours’ notice in case of cancellations or decrease in numbers; otherwise the group will be invoiced for the number of visitors indicated at the time of the reservation.

If you are a no‐show for your program/tour, you will be charged the full price of the program.

In case of inclement weather, there will be no charge.