Booking Information

The McMichael’s highly interactive programs are designed to advance students’ visual literacy, nurture creative thinking, and foster interpretation and communication skills.

To book now, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209, or email

Various in-gallery and studio programs invite students to respond creatively to challenges, obstacles, and issues they face today, including finding one’s place in a diverse society, understanding the development of Canada as a nation, and responding to current social and environmental issues. These interactive learning experiences can be applied across the curriculum and address the Ministry’s expectations for each grade level.

Choose an educational experience unique to the McMichael! Select from a combination of programs, including Tours, Art-in-Action Workshops, and McMichael Signature Studios. Information on each program is on the Schools homepage. School programs are available Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, September through June. All programs begin at the top of each hour. Programs are also available on weekends, subject to availability.

We ask that you book as early as possible to secure your spot, and communicate any special programming requests at the time of booking. Outdoor programs take place weather permitting, and students should dress appropriately. Programs will take place indoors in the case of inclement weather.

When you book, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • The program(s) you are interested in booking
  • The grade level(s) and total number of students who will attend
  • Your anticipated arrival and departure times
  • Your preferred dates

Children in front of McMichael sign in grounds


JK TO GRADE 3: One adult supervisor per five students.

GRADES 4 TO 12: One adult supervisor per 15 students.

The required number of adult supervisors receive complimentary admission. Additional adults will be booked at the student rate. Membership and other discounts do not apply to school group admission.

Teachers and adult supervisors are required to stay with their groups for the duration of their visit.

School groups are not permitted to visit the gallery spaces unless accompanied by a McMichael staff member. Staff are unable to supervise groups beyond the length of the booked programs.


All bookings include a 30-minute lunch period as well as a 30-minute I McMichael Mini Tour. Please note that the McMichael does not provide food service to school groups unless pre-arranged with Aura by Cashew & Clive (the McMichael’s on-site restaurant) at 905.893.1121 ext. 2262, or

“The Educator went above and beyond to accommodate her teachings to fit our students’ needs!”

 Ms. Johnston, Fallingbrook Middle School, Grade 6-8. Participated in Signature Studio: Haida Manga Studio


Pricing is based on a rate of $6 per hour of programming per student. Please consult individual programs for specific costs. To learn about special packages and promotional pricing, sign up for the McMichael’s Ed Flash e-newsletter by emailing


Programs at the McMichael are accessible to all learners. The McMichael Education Team will work with you to modify tours and studios to address your students’ unique needs.


All programs are also available in French. Please request at the time of booking.


Tous les programmes sont offerts en français. Veuillez le préciser au moment des réservations.


A deposit of 50% of the total contracted fee is due at the time of booking. The balance is due on the day of your visit. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, cash, debit, or cheques (payable to McMichael Canadian Art Collection).

Groups booking programs with fewer than the minimum number of students (15) will be charged for 15 students.



Any cancellations or program modifications must be received in writing 30 days prior to the scheduled visit.

Cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled visit will be charged 50% of the contracted rate. Re-scheduling within 30 days of your scheduled visit will result in a 10% administration fee of the total cost of the visit.

Any change in the number of participating students must be received in writing 30 days prior to the scheduled visit. Changes made within 30 days of the scheduled visit can be altered by up to 10% of the original number booked. For example: if you have booked for 50 students but only 25 students attend, you will be charged for 45 students (50 students less 10%).


Customer Service hours:
to Friday 8 am to 4 pm
905.893.1121 ext. 2209
or email any time:

Program details are subject to change