School Tours


boy studies sculpture on a school tour

Your partner in education.

The Nelson Museum is alive with opportunities to explore the BC curriculum – whatever the subject.

The rotating gallery exhibitions, 2nd floor Museum, The REDress Project installation, Cold War Bunker, Shawn Lamb Archives, and the Nelson Sports Collection offer
one-of-a-kind opportunities for educators to deliver immersive experiences that augment classroom lessons, bringing the curriculum to life!

The programs developed at the Nelson Museum integrate seamlessly with the British Columbia school curriculum while providing opportunities for curriculum enhancement. Tours include fully developed lesson plans and workshops to compliment any student level, from kindergarten to secondary school.

Our gallery exhibitions change regularly throughout the year, and as such, programs are regularly refreshed and suited to enhance learning and progress in core competencies, key subject areas, and student research projects.

Each tour booking includes a one-hour tour with one of our Museum Guides, as well as pre- and post-visit activities to enrich your experience. Each student will also receive a Kid Curator pass — FREE admission for a student and parent/guardian — encouraging them to return and share their experience even further beyond the classroom.

To book a tour, please use the form link below or email

Booking a Tour

School tours are offered weekly throughout the school year. Tours are available Thursdays and Fridays, at 9:30 am and 1 pm. Please contact us to request a specific date/time outside regular tour hours and we will do our best to accommodate.

Program fees are $80 for classes of 15-30 and $60 for classes under 15 students. Please contact us for groups of 30+. The Nelson Museum is a safe and inclusive space for all, and is wheelchair accessible.

Download the 2024 Exhibition School Brochure

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