The Museum Education Bursary Program was created in order to break down barriers and increase accessibility to Toronto’s history museums for students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to visit. Free school trips are available to select schools through the end of 2019.

Toronto District School Board

  • TDSB schools with a ranking of 300 or lower on the Learning Opportunities Index (LOI) are eligible. Please review the current LOI rankings as provided by the TDSB.
  • Teachers are permitted to book one full-day program per class, per school year.

Toronto Catholic District School Board

  • Eligible TCDSB schools will be contacted directly by head office.
  • Teachers are permitted to book one full-day program per class, per school year.

Please visit our School Trips page to browse current education program offerings. Program listings include length and description of activities, curriculum links and minimum/maximum numbers of students per program.

Please note: the Museum Education Bursary Program applies only to the Toronto History Museums and does not include City-run Cultural Centres (such as Cedar Ridge) or other museums (such as the ROM). Funding is only available for school visits and cannot be used for in-class programs.

Please submit the following information via email to the museum you are applying to. Please clearly indicate “Museum Education Bursary Program” in the subject line of your email.

School Information

  • School Name:
  • School Address:
  • LOI Ranking*:
  • Teacher Name:
  • Phone Number:
  • Email**:

*TDSB only. See Eligibility section.
**Must be an official school email address.

Program Booking Information

  • Name of Museum:
  • Name of Program:
  • Date Requested:
  • Arrival Time:
  • Class Grade:
  • Number of Students*:
  • Number of Adults**:

*See program descriptions on individual School Trips pages for maximum number of students.
**Include teachers, parents, volunteers, EAs & other supervisors and ensure a board supervision ratio of 1:10. Please bring as many supervisors as you need to ensure students are safe and well cared for.

Send Applications To

Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee a booking. Bookings are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis and spaces are limited. You will be contacted by museum staff to confirm your booking.

Changes or cancellations: The museums may not be able to accommodate changes in date or large increases in students. If you need to cancel, please contact the museum as soon as possible so that your visit may be assigned to the next class on the waiting list.

For questions regarding eligibility and the Museum Education Program in general, please contact Loren-Lea Hodgson at or 416-338-0436.

For questions regarding education programs and school trip planning, please contact the museums directly:

Colborne Lodge | Fort York | Gibson House Museum | Mackenzie House | Market Gallery | Montgomery’s Inn | Scarborough Museum | Spadina Museum | Todmorden Mills | Zion Schoolhouse

About Toronto History Museums

The Toronto History Museums are a group of 10 museums owned and operated by the City of Toronto. On behalf of residents and visitors, we bring Toronto’s history to life.