The Embark on history and A museum in my suitcase educationals programs features activities that are both instructive and fun, tailored to the students’ academic progress. Through these educational workshops devoted entirely to learning about Gaspesian history, the Musée de la Gaspésie hopes to offer a concrete way to achieve the various competencies related to the social
universe. In addition, we offer suggestions for pre- and post-visit activities to help students to make the most of their visit – the first, to arouse their interest and the second, to help them integrate newly acquired knowledge.

All our activities

Kindergarten 4 and 5 and 1st grade
Jacques Cartier the traveller

Like Jacques Cartier, set off on an adventure! You too can become an explorer by discovering the many unusual objects in the Museum. Discussions, handicrafts and exploration are all on offer.

Duration : 45 minutes

All cycles
Eugénie's cabinet of curiosities

Through games of association, reflection and creation, students will discover what heritage, collections and the mission of museums are all about. Younger children will be invited to invent the museum of their dreams, while older children will have to create their own exhibition!

Duration: 45 minutes

All cycles
The Gaspe of animals

In a look-and-find game, students try to find animals related to certain objects in the At the Meeting of the Worlds exhibition. They learn that human history is closely linked to that of animals. It's a fun and original way for students to discover how people lived in the past, and how objects have evolved over time.

Duration: 1 hour

2e et 3e cycles
Mission artefact

The first part of the travelling educational program Un Musée dans ma valise: Mission artefact, comes to your school to put students' historical knowledge and logical sense to the test. A techno activity out of the ordinary!

2e et 3e cycles
Between forest and sea

Are you ready for an unforgettable expedition? In this four-season role-playing game, you'll take on the role of an Gaspesian outlaw "coureur des bois ", living out a thousand adventures! You'll need to be determined and resourceful to embark on this journey through the wilderness, on the Museum's outdoor site. Exchanging European products, trading animal skins, crossing an enemy zone, portaging a canoe, dealing with the postmaster... It's quite an adventure! Will you rise to the challenge?

Duration: 1 hour

2e et 3e cycles
Guided tour

The cultural mediator takes visitors on a tour of the permanent exhibition Where Worlds Meet, adapting his or her presentation to the subjects covered in class, such as:

  • First nations
  • Explorers
  • Fishing and the fur trade in New France

Duration: 45 minutes

 2e et 3e cycles (été seulement)

Have fun with this historical, educational and entertaining rally. The activity takes place outdoor.

Contact us

Katherine Yockell, Cultural Mediation Manager
418 368-1534 ext. 109