2020-2021 school year - pandemic programming

Virtual field trips are now available. And check out our JOURNEYS Education Kits.

In-person educational programming at Nikkei Centre is temporarily suspended. We will re-open to field trip groups when safe to do so for our community. Feel free to request a tentative booking for a future date.

Check out our "ask an elder" Q&A page and send some questions for Aki!

All our existing online offerings are available for free. See more here.

“I thought Taiken was one the most worthwhile field trip experiences I’ve had, and I would recommend the Nikkei Museum to any teacher.”  Carmen Wiseman – Connaught Heights School

Experience the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre through our education programs! Explore museum exhibits and collections, meet Nikkei (Japanese Canadian) elders and artists, and learn about Japanese Canadian history, culture and arts.

These programs would not be possible without our volunteers and community partners. Domo arigato -- thank you!

Education Programs

TAIKEN Field Trip

Explore over 100 years of Japanese Canadian history and culture. Meet Nikkei community members, tour the educational exhibits, and participate in hands-on activities.
$8 per student / 120 min program

Nikkei Impressions

We visit your classroom! Our presenter shares stories of the Nikkei community in Canada pre- and post-war with archival resources at your school. In-class programs include a presentation and NNM facilitated Q&A.
$95 for 50 min program up to 35 students. Travel costs may apply.

Contact learning[at] to book an in-class visit. Inquire about extended duration and number of students.


Educator Resources

JOURNEYS Education Kit

An object-based toolkit for teaching about Japanese Canadian history and culture through the lens of youth experiences in internment camps. Rent JOURNEYS for 3 weeks for your intermediate or senior class. You may pick up the kit or have it shipped to your school.
$40 for 3 week rental. Shipping cost may apply

Add-on the JOURNEYS Education Kit to the TAIKEN Field Trip or NIKKEI Impressions at a reduced rate of $30 for 3 week rental.

Online Resources

TAIKEN Education Series: Our Elders, Our Stories

NNM Online Exhibits

Nikkei Stories. Free Study Guide available.

Minoru: Memory of Exile, NFB. Free Study Guide available for NFB Members (free online membership).

Contact Us

For more information or to book, please contact learning[at] or 604.777.7000 (ex 113)

Would You Like to Volunteer with School Programs?

The Museum is looking for volunteers of all ages interested in sharing their experience in Japanese culture or Japanese Canadian history. This includes artisans, martial artists, and educators. Field trips take place on weekdays. Volunteers participate as often as they choose. Come volunteer! It’s fun and rewarding to give back to the youth of the community! Contact learning[at] for more details.

For more information about volunteering with us, visit our Volunteer page.