Education Group Visits
General Information

Learning at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Learners of all ages engage each and every day with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s exciting educational activities.

Experiential learning through a variety of facilitated programs allows students to explore topics related to immigration, identity, history, citizenship and diversity. Students have fun learning in an historic, interactive environment.

Our educational activities and resources are developed based on exhibition content, curriculum outcomes and our expansive story collection.

Not sure which programs are the best fit for your group or class? Want more information on curriculum connections? Looking for possible topics for Special Lecture Programs or to customize your Professional Development Program? Contact us!


The standard ratio of learners per Museum Educator is 25. Chaperone ratios are at the discretion of the school or organization, however, it is the chaperones’ responsibility to ensure that learners are supervised at all times during their visit. As we expect chaperones to be working hard to help students get the most out of their visit, admission for all chaperones is free of charge. If you are having difficulty locating enough chaperones for your visit, contact us , we can help!

Special Needs

If there is a learner in your group who requires accommodation, please let us know at the time of booking and we will make every effort to meet their needs.

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is fully wheelchair accessible. Subtitles are available in French and English for the film in Canada.

What Programs can I Book?

Each education group visit automatically includes your choice of one program. Select from one of our specialized programs here.

Book a Visit

One week notice is requested for group bookings. For the months of May, June and November, we recommend booking early as spaces fill up particularly quickly. Museum programs can be booked individually or in combination. A $2 discount applies when more than one program is booked; please note that the tour and film add-ons are not a program and do not qualify for the $2 discount

You can book your program online or by e mail at or (902) 425-7770 ext. 255.