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School Programs

School programs
Enhance your curriculum outcomes with a visit to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and choose a tour that is right for you and your students.

Class Tours for Schools | Arts Discovery Days | Education Tours

Tours and Workshops for School Groups

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is pleased to offer tours and workshops to school groups

*Tours are led by experienced visual arts educators who utilize a variety of engaging and effective teaching strategies to connect students to art, and art to your classroom.
*Please prebook activities two weeks in advance.
*Tours  and workshops are available Tuesdays through Fridays, 10am or 1pm
*Kindergarten to university students are welcome.
*There is no charge for teachers and chaperones or students with financial needs.

Gallery Tour – $2.00 per student

A one-hour tour of the gallery. Each year the gallery presents an average of 20 exhibitions across its seven spaces, so there is always a lot to explore! Participants will learn visual literacy and critical thinking skills as they are guided through the gallery’s offerings and are encouraged to ask questions and share opinions. Exhibitions frequently address diverse topics including social justice, economics, history, Canadian identity and more! Teachers are welcome to inquire about specific subjects related to their students’ current studies. In gallery drawing activities and scavenger hunts are also available.

 Studio Workshop– $5.00 per student

A studio workshop includes a 15-minute introduction to one of our Gallery exhibitions followed by a 45-minute art activity in the Schurman Family Studio related to the exhibition.The workshop activities offered may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. Teachers can request an art activity of their choice.

Combined Tour and Workshop– $6.00 – $10.00 depending on workshop material cost
This two-hour visit combines the tours described above, with one hour spent in the Gallery and one hour in the studio.

To book your tour, please contact Andreas Fobes at [email protected] or call 902.628.6112

NOTE: If there are students in your class who are art enthusiasts, please let them know that we also offer PD Day Art Camps, Winter Break Camps, Saturday morning art classes and summer art camps;


Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art
June 10, 2023 – September 10, 2023

June 10, 2023 – September 30, 2023

The Anne of Green Gables Manuscript: L.M. Montgomery and the Creation of Anne
January 19, 2023 – January 19, 2028

Digital Exhibition available at


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Regular Building Hours
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM


Art Gallery Regular Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Confederation Chamber Hours
Saturday ONLY 10:00 AM – 3PM

Box Office
Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.



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What are Relaxed Performances?


Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.

These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.



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