Learning from the Past

Our fun, interactive, facilitator-led programs encourage inquiry-based learning and critical thinking about history.

All hands-on programs presented at Fort Calgary’s Interpretive Museum and Learning Centre are linked directly to the Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science curriculums. Browse our selection of curriculum based program offerings HERE.

School Groups

Join us for our award winning, curriculum-based school programs! Choose from a variety of programs for students in ECS through Grade 7 that will help support student’s learning about history, social studies, science, visual arts and more.

Bookings for school programs for the 2016/2017 school year are now full. Please add your information to our waiting list and we will let you know if a space becomes available.

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Teacher’s Guides & Pre-Visit Check List

Already booked? Make sure you’re ready for your field trip with our pre-visit checklist.

Our program curriculum connections and additional details are available in our Teacher’s Guides.

Home School

Fort Calgary runs a variety of Museum School days designed for homeschoolers throughout the year. These are full programming days, designed to help support what students are learning in their home classroom. These hands-on days happen in our Learning Centre, sometimes with an outdoor component, and also include an opportunity for students to explore our museum following the program.

2016/2017 Museum School Days:

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Resource Kits

Fort Calgary offers a selection of resource kits for use in classrooms or by community groups. Kits can be booked online and must be picked up and dropped off at the Fort. More details can be found in our Program Brochure.

To book a resource kit for the 2016/2017 school year, please click here. Booking for the 2017/2018 school year will be available in August.

The Buffalo: A Way of Life

This kit offers the opportunity to handle genuine Indigenous artifacts as well as interactive activity ideas and plans that help learn how Indigenous peoples used the natural resources around them.

Mounties on the Move

Learn about the early days of Calgary by exploring the lives of some of our city’s first citizens, the North West Mounted Police. This resource kit includes genuine Mountie artifacts, pictures, stories and clothing, as well as a guide full of fun activities and helpful resources.

Four Countries Celebrate: India, Tunisia, Peru & Ukraine

This kit is designed specifically to support the grade three curriculum’s ‘Four Countries’ unit. This unique kit includes artifacts, costumes, music and a guide full of interactive, fun activities that help educate about India, Tunisia, Peru and Ukraine.