Get students excited about local history with inquiry-based field trips that cover the new curriculum’s BIG IDEAS. Download the RMHS School Programs brochure to find an easy-to-use field trip chart that features eleven enriching field trips in Richmond.

Download: 2017-18 School Programs Brochure

Or scroll down to find field trips for Kindergarten to Grade 4 for as low as $4 per student. See which Big Ideas each field trip covers. Book your field trip by downloading the booking form. Download the field trip guide to prepare for your visit.

NEW! Our Journeys Here Exhibition Tour – All Grades

Discover how newcomers have helped shape the story of Richmond through a guided tour of the Our Journeys Here exhibition. Students are encouraged to make personal connections during the tour and through a short concluding activity.

Big Ideas:

  • Diverse communities, cultures, regions and societies (Kindergarten to Grade 3)
  • Immigration and multiculturalism shape Canadian society and identity (Grade 5)

Cost: $50 per class. Maximum 30 students per class.
Availability: October 2017 to June 2018, 9:30-10:30am or 11:30am-12:30pm. Exhibition closes September 4, 2018.
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate

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Food For Thought – Field Trip for Grades K-3

Children line up behind baskets of eggs on a grassy field during Food for Thought field trip to London Heritage Farm.Step back in time and learn how the London Family shaped their local environment, and how the local environment shaped how they lived. Experience what farming was like in Richmond’s early years through storytelling, outdoor games and planting.

Big Ideas:

  • Diverse communities (Kindergarten)
  • Local environment, how we shape it and how it shapes us (Grade 1)
  • Diverse regions and communities (Grade 2)
  • Diverse cultures and societies (Grade 3)

Cost: $4 per student
Availability: Spring (March to June), 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

Field Trip Guide: Download

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Let’s Celebrate Winter! – Field Trip for Grades K-3

Children gathered around a present smiling for the camera during Let's Celebrate Winter field trip to Richmond MuseumDiscover Richmond’s diverse cultures by exploring multicultural winter celebrations, from First Nations to European, Asian and African traditions. Unwrap mystery presents that hold clues about a cultural winter celebration, play a Japanese New Year game and make a Victorian Christmas craft.

Big Ideas:

  • Diverse communities, stories and traditions about ourselves and our families (Kindergarten)
  • Diversity of individuals (Grade 1)
  • Diverse regions and communities (Grade 2)
  • Diverse cultures and societies (Grade 3)

Cost: $4 per student
Availability: Winter (November-February), 9:30-11:00 am or 12:30-2:00 pm. Please book early – this program sells out.
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Field Trip Guide: Download

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Animating History – Field Trip for Grades 4 and up

Boy and girl doing craft for their animation project during Animating History field trip to Richmond Museum.Discover unique stories about your local Richmond community. Work with professional animators to storyboard a plot, create and animate characters, develop dialogue and add sound effects to create a two-minute video about the Steveston Interurban Tram, First Flight from Minoru Park or the Zylmans Immigration Story.

Watch the video a Grade 3/4 Class from Homma Elementary created: https://youtu.be/FJFPiOoES3c

Big Ideas:

  • British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming part of Canada. (Grade 4)
  • Immigration and multiculturalism shape Canadian society and identity (Grade 5)

Cost: $15 per student (Minimum fee for 16 students required)
Availability: Wednesdays 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond

Field Trip Guide – First Flight: Download

Field Trip Guide – Steveston Tram: Download

Field Trip Guide – Zylmans Immigration Story: Download

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