Richmond Museum

School Programs

Take learning into the community! The Richmond Museum offers exciting and engaging field trips and education kits for students in Grades K-12.

Download the latest brochure:
PDF Document Richmond Museum School Programs Brochure 2015-2016

Field Trips
All field trip programs meet current BC curriculum expectations and are 90 minutes unless otherwise specified.

Food For Thought: Life at London FarmFood for Thought
Grades K-3
Meet the London Family at their farm. Students discover what farming was like in the early 1900s by participating in outdoor games and other fun, hands-on activities that inspire an appreciation for pioneer life in early Richmond.

Cost: $4 per student. Add a tour of the Farm House at a discounted rate of only $3 per student.
Year-Round, 9:30 - 11:00 am or 12:30 - 2:00 pm. Please note that this program takes place entirely outdoors.
Location: London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond

PDF Document Food for Thought Flyer
PDF Document Food for Thought Field Trip Guide

Let's Celebrate Winter!Let's Celebrate Winter
Grades K-3
Experience multicultural winter celebrations by unwrapping presents, playing a cultural game, and making a unique craft. Activities enrich students' understanding of cultural diversity and traditions in our community.
Cost: $4 per student
Availability: November-February, 9:30-11:00 am or 12:30-2:00 pm.
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

PDF Document Let's Celebrate Winter Field Trip Guide

Animating HistoryAnimating History - Steveston Interurban Tram
Grades 4-12
Work with professional animators to storyboard a plot, create and animate characters, develop dialogue and add sound effects to create a two-minute video inspired by a story from Richmond's past.

Cost: $15 per student (Minimum fee for 16 students required)
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Theme: Steveston Interurban Tram
Availability: Wednesdays 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4

Theme: First Flight from Minoru Park
Availability: Wednesdays 9:30 am - 2:30 pm - May 18, May 25, Jun. 1, Jun. 15

Past animation videos on the First Flight theme:
Gr. 3/4, Byng Elementary:
Gr. 4/5, Ferris Elementary:
Gr. 5/6, Talmey Elementary:

Past animation videos on the Interurban Tram theme:
Gr. 3/4/5, Heritage Christian Online School:
Gr. 3/4/5, Steves Elementary:
Gr. 4, Cornerstone Christian Academy:
Gr. 4-7, Choice School:
Gr. 5/6, Steves Elementary:
Gr. 6, McKay Elementary:
Gr. 5/6, Anderson Elementary:
Gr. 3/4, Byng Elementary:

Self-Guided Visit: Open for Business
All Grades
Discover how small businesses have shaped Richmond over time and how our community continues to influence and support them.

Cost: FREE!
Availability: November 12, 2015-June 2016
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

To book a Field Trip:
Complete the PDF Document Museum - Field Trip Booking Request Form and return by e-mail to or by fax at 604-247-8341. All requests MUST be confirmed before they are considered valid. 

Education Kits 
Bring the museum into your classroom with unique suitcases packed with "artefacts", photographs and other resources that engage active young minds. Build inquiry skills through object-based learning.
Cost: $45 per 3-week loan
 Pick-up from Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

From Far and Wide: The Richmond Mosaic
All Grades
Discover the cultural diversity in Richmond by comparing how people from different cultures eat and celebrate, play and dress.

The Cutting Edge: Communications Technology in Richmond and Beyond
Grades 2-7
Explore the evolution of communications technology and its impact on our everyday lives. Find out which "artefacts" are actually not as old as they seem!

Mudflatters: Richmond's Pioneer History
Grades 3 and up
Trace the stories of Richmond's past through the lives of six pioneers: Hugh McRoberts, Joseph Steves, Charles London, Otokichi Murakami, Asayo Imamoto and Chung Ling Lam.

Musqueam - People of the River Grass in Richmond
Grades 4 and up
Celebrate the Musqueam First Nation by uncovering the change and continuity of this culture, and exploring the significant role that fishing has played throughout time.

Knocking on Rich Man's Gate: Chinese Immigration in Richmond
Grades 5 and up
Play the frustrating yet rewarding game of immigration and discover first-hand the trials and tribulations of early Chinese immigrants to Canada.

Japan Through the Senses
Grades 5 and up
Explore the stories of joy and hardship that reflect the history of the Japanese community in Richmond and what it truly means to be Canadian.

The Internment Years: The Japanese Canadians during World War II
Grades 5 and up
Encourage a more meaningful and comprehensive understanding of the forced removal of the Japanese from Richmond while developing critical thinking skills.

Immigration: The Canadian Experience

Grades 5 and up
Discover the process of transitioning from "immigrant" to "Canadian", including all the hardship and joy that comes from moving from one country to another.

To book an Education Kit:
Complete the PDF Document Richmond Museum Education Kit Booking Request Form and return by e-mail to or by fax at 604-247-8341. All requests MUST be confirmed before they are considered valid. 

Heritage Fair
The Richmond Museum hosts the 14th annual Richmond Regional Heritage Fair on May 6-7, 2016.

Heritage Fair 2012 - Student with judgeThe Heritage Fairs program is a bilingual educational initiative that encourage students to explore Canadian history and heritage in a dynamic and captivating learning environment.

Students will build inquiry, communication and research skills while using creative, including digital, ways of presenting their knowledge.

For more information and to register, please visit the Heritage Fair blog at or contact the Fair Coordinator at 604-247-8334.