Grade 1 Field Trips
Available Mondays and Tuesdays
Our Night Sky
The night sky is full of observable patterns and cycles. Constellations change with the seasons; planets become visible and even the length of the night changes. We will introduce local patterns that occur in the sky; the appearance of the moon and stars at night, seasonal constellations, the Sun, and how they affect living things.
GroundStation Canada Shows
Day in Space
Introduce your students to the world of the International Space Station (ISS) where astronauts live and work. This live science show addresses the differences between living and working on Earth versus the microgravity environment of the ISS.
Think Like a Scientist
What does an astronomer do and how do they make their discoveries? Students will be introduced to the scientific method and discover how astronomers use observation, questioning, predicting and analyzing to make new discoveries. This program is a great way to introduce the curricular competencies in a real-world application.
Secrets of the Sky
Students identify how animals, plants and humans react to the similarities and differences between day, night, and the seasons. They will also make a sky-inspired take-home craft.
This Little Light of Mine
What is light and how do astronomers make use of its properties? Students will experiment with different tools and use observation and questioning skills to develop a better understanding of properties of light and sources of natural and artificial light.
Cosmic Courtyard Exhibit Space
Visit our space-themed, hands-one exhibit space. Students can enjoy a range of activities like morphing themselves into an alien, touching a Moon rock, trying to lift a meteorite, and building a Mars rover. We suggest you bring several adult helpers to assist in reading and interpreting exhibits for younger children.
Programs are framed around key inquiry questions and provide opportunities for students to apply curricular competencies such as observation and questioning while developing a more in-depth understanding of key content areas. We are committed to a respectful and holistic approach to Indigenous knowledge by acknowledging the First Peoples' Principles of Learning.
Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape.
Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed.
Natural and artificial sources of light
Properties of light depend on their source and the objects with which they interact
Common objects of the sky
The knowledge of First Peoples
Curriculum Competencies include:
Questioning and predicting
- Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world
Planning and conducting
- Safely manipulate materials to test ideas and predictions
Processing and analyzing data and information
- Compare observations with predictions through discussion
- Consider some consequences of their actions on the environment
- Communicate observations and ideas using oral or written language, drawing, or role play
(Times below do not include lunch break)
Planetarium Show, GroundStation Canada, Workshop & Cosmic Courtyard Gallery $16.20
(approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes)
Planetarium Show, GroundStation Canada & Cosmic Courtyard Gallery $12.00
(approximately 2 hours)
Planetarium Show, Workshop & Cosmic Courtyard Gallery $11.85
(approximately 2 hour and 30 minutes)
Planetarium Show & Cosmic Courtyard Gallery $7.65
(approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes)
Looking for other options?
Contact [email protected] or 604.738.7827 ext. 241 to discuss all package options.
All costs are per person (students and adults). One adult admission free with every four students. Additional adults pay the same discounted rate as students.
Minimum group size is 15 paid students. Maximum group sizes apply to workshops as space is limited.