Free school trips to the Stratford Perth Museum

A grant from the Orr Family Fund, held within the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, means that 200 Perth County students will be able to see some of the amazing exhibits at the Stratford Perth Museum this September at little or no cost. The Stratford Perth Museum received a $2,000 grant to offset the cost of school trips. For the first 200 students the museum is waiving the $5 admission and also providing $5 to offset the cost of busing. The purpose of the grant is to provide an opportunity for area students to see exhibits that would normally only be experienced at major cultural institutions in large cities. The Franklin Exploration exhibit is from Parks Canada and was most recently at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Nanuk’s Journey is a collection of 17 Inuit art sculptures. When it leaves the Stratford Perth Museum it will return to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto where it will be a new exhibit. Schools and students who take advantage of this offer will also have access to the rest of the museum and exhibits as well as our new trails system and wetland. Some conditions apply – contact the museum as soon as possible to book your class. Trips must take place before the Parks Canada Franklin Exploration exhibit and Nanuk’s Journey, the Inuit sculpture exhibit from the Art Gallery of Ontario, leave September 22. FOR MORE information contact: Education and programs manager Kayla Droog 519-393-5315 OR kayla@stratfordperthmuseum.ca