November 13th, 2012
Our public programs include group tours, youth and educational programs both on and off site, and special events that we hold at our facility.Group Tours
The museum welcomes groups, such as school field trips, cadet corps, senior’s residences, etc., to visit our exhibits. We recommend that groups book at least one week in advance to ensure that there are no conflicts with other groups or events. By booking in advance, your group can also arrange for a guided tour, a tour of our storage facilities, and hands-on activities such as trying on a variety of authentic uniforms, helmets and web gear, and participating in army drill exercises. Evening or weekend tours are also an option. Our facility is wheelchair accessible.
While we do not charge for admission to our galleries or for other services that we might provide to visitors, donations to the Museum Fund are appreciated.
For options on how to contact us to arrange or confirm group tours, click Contact Us.Programs and Special Events
In support of our mission to honour military service, past and present, and promote a greater understanding of the legacy of military service in Edmonton and northern Alberta, we can offer on-site and outreach programs to all grade levels and to youth and adult interest groups. We also offer and can participate in various special events which support our mission.
Our on-site programs typically are based on the group tour options described above. We then adjust or add to those options to suit the interests and needs of specific groups. One example is a week-long “A Soldier Through Time” summer day camp run in cooperation with City of Edmonton Community Services (for information, go to www.edmonton.ca and search for “summer day camps”). Another example is a partnership with the City of Edmonton’s “City Hall School”, which involved a series of visits by school groups. Remembrance Day themed programs are offered in October and November each year.
Every Remembrance Day the museum is open to the public from 10:00 until 2:00. There is a remembrance ceremony with a minute of silence at 11:00 am.
Throughout the year the museum hosts special events such as the opening of a new exhibit. Look for current or upcoming events on our home page.
The museum has a limited capability to visit a school or group event to talk about the military history of Edmonton and/or to set up displays of photographs and artefacts for a special event. We may be able to arrange for a military veteran or serving Canadian soldier to attend. We can also provide, on loan, educational kits for the classroom. These kits include uniforms to try on and objects from our collection.
Please check out our website segment called “Cost of Freedom” which supplements the Alberta Education curriculum related to rights and freedoms and the sacrifices made by our Canadian soldiers, sailors, and airmen in defence of those rights and freedoms.