“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!
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
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]nikkeiplace.org to book an in-class visit. Inquire about extended duration and number of students.
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.
For more information or to book, please contact learning[at]nikkeiplace.org 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]nikkeiplace.org for more details.
For more information about volunteering with us, visit our Volunteer page.