Plan a Field Trip

Tours of TRIUMF

Age groups: Grades 9-12
Tours of TRIUMF are open to school groups and the public and are held throughout the year, free of charge. See the inner workings of a world-class nuclear physics research laboratory, including the world's biggest cyclotron accelerator.

Michael Smith Labs: Life Sciences Educational Programs

Age groups: Grades 5-12
Programs peak students’ interest in science, highlight how science intersects with other areas of life, and help students build critical thinking skills that carry over to a range of subjects. Even students who don’t pursue careers directly related to science and technology benefit — they gain an understanding of real world scientific processes that will allow them to follow emerging controversies, think critically about issues, and form reasoned opinions. DNA finger printing, personal genomics, and scientific creativity.

Nitobe Japanese Garden Tours

Age groups: K-12
Explore our many gardens and ecosystems with your students at your own pace and with your own focus. Whether you are teaching natural history, or exploring North America’s diverse geographical regions you design and lead your own lessons. The duration of your visit is flexible to suit your needs.

CSI @ the LSI

Age groups: High school
Have your students ever wondered how CSI investigators on TV solve the crime? Or how that critical experiment is done to identify the suspect? CSI @ the LSI combines the techniques seen on a CSI-style TV show with a murder mystery. High school students are invited to explore science through this annual outreach activity. CSI @ the LSI introduces students to the field of research and the diverse career options for a trained researcher. Students are guided through various experiments by LSI graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Age groups: K-12
Give your students an unforgettable hands-on experience by exploring UBC’s impressive and extensive collection of over two million natural history specimens. All museum-led school programs complement the BC curriculum and increase students’ awareness of biodiversity, evolution, ecology and conservation. Self-led visits enable teachers to explore the Beaty's six collections at their own pace, and take advantage of on-going and featured activities. Come plan your visit – free general admission for teachers.

Pacific Museum of Earth

Age groups: K-12
The Pacific Museum of Earth offers a variety of education programs ranging from guided tours of the museum to interactive Earth Science themed workshops. Our programs are available to school groups of all ages. Groups can tour 4.5 billion years through the evolution of Earth, visualize the topography of the moon, touch a real dinosaur bone, be informed about the hazards of natural disasters, gaze at dazzling mineral and gem displays, and learn about the mineralogical guts of smart phones.

UBC Botanical Garden

Age groups: K-12
Get your students engaged and active with outdoor curriculum-connected education. Garden offers tours and activities that expand student awareness and education of the natural world. Trek along a treetop canopy walkway nearly 20 metres high in the forest, learn how food is grown, saved and shared, and experience the sounds and smells of the Temperate Rainforest. You can participate in one of our guided tours or explore our many gardens and ecosystems with your students at your own pace and with your own focus. Whether you are teaching natural history, or exploring North America’s diverse geographical regions you design and lead your own lessons. The duration of your visit is flexible to suit your needs.