K-12 Core Programs

K-12 Core Programs

The Alberni Valley Museum offers a variety of school programs for Kindergarten through Grade Twelve classes. Interactive and engaging programs are offered at two sites: the Museum and the Maritime Discovery Centre. Opportunities to discover Port Alberni and Provincial History, from First Nations Culture and Pioneer experiences to Forestry and Maritime heritage our programs address many of the prescribed learning outcomes of the Social Studies Curriculum. The Beta Sigma Phi Legacy Fund connects our students with the museum by providing the funds to cover the program fee for all Port Alberni School classes attending museum programs. In recognition of the sorority’s 60th Anniversary local chapters formed this legacy fund to enable Port Alberni youth to learn about their history and heritage.   

Programs are available throughout the school year and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. There is a $50 fee for out of district schools and groups.

School programs are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

To Discuss and Book Museum Programs Contact:

Sylvia Gropp, Education Curator, at: 250-720-2501

Email: [email protected]


Dinosaur Discovery: (Grades K-3) Your students discover the work of Palaeontologists as they dig for dinosaur bones and discover fascinating prehistoric facts.

Pioneer Family: (Grade 2-4) Travel back in time and discover Port Alberni life in the 1890s.

Grasses and Cedar Bark: (Grades 4-7) Focuses on traditional Nuu-chah-nulth culture and utilizes the museum collection.

Archaeology:  (Grades 7-9) Provides an opportunity for your students to discover the work of archaeologists.