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Program Description

It’s harvest time! Come and learn all about pumpkins, a symbol of fall. Listen to a story, take part in pumpkin experiments, and explore the origins of fall traditions. After learning the characteristics of the plant and its fruit, each student brings a small pumpkin back to class.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun! Pumpkins Educational Activity Kit

Curriculum Links


Science and Technology —
Understanding Life Systems
Preschool          Competency 5 —
To construct his/her understanding of the world
Grade 1 Science and Technology —
Understanding Life Systems
Elementary Cycle 1 Science and Technology —
To explore the world of science and technology

Please see the following document for more detailed curriculum links: Ontario Quebec

Teacher Tips

Dress appropriately for farm and weather conditions. Make name tags to help the Museum Educator build rapport with students. Bring lunch to eat in the outdoor picnic area. To prepare, see more pre-visit tips or download the pre-visit information PDF.


$9 per student, $1 per chaperone (group leader is free).
A minimum fee of $135 will be charged per group.


To reserve this program, please complete the online reservation request form.

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