Set along the walking trails of beautiful Thomson Memorial Park, Scarborough Museum traces the story of this community’s rural roots and two centuries of immigration. The museum is situated on property first granted to David and Mary Thomson, who settled in Scarborough about 1798.

Originally the farm fields of Scarborough’s first settlers, Thomson Memorial Park is now the setting for the Scarborough Museum and its gardens. Every year, the staff of the Scarborough Museum faithfully re-create 19th Century gardens to enhance the surroundings of the museum buildings.

All of the seasonal programs, with the exception of the kindergarten program, are adaptable for grades 1 through 6. Curriculum links to Social Studies, History, Mathematics, Science and English are imbedded into the school programs. Pre-visit packages are available for each grade with corresponding specific curriculum links.

To book a school trip to Scarborough Museum, please contact the museum directly:

1007 Brimley Road

Harvest Adventures (September to Mid-November)

As the fall weather settles across Scarborough get ready for the harvest! This fast paced tour will have your students using STEM basics as they bake, crush and work hands on to learn just what has to be done before winter is on our doorstep.

2 hours / $5.97 per student plus tax

Hurray for the Holiday! (Mid-November to December)

The busy holiday season is finally here! Students explore the food, family and fun that went into the Victorian holiday season. Compare traditions of the past with celebrations today. Bake, make and create is this winter holiday themed tour.

1.5 hours / $5.97 per student plus tax

Hearth and Home (January to March)

Step out of the cold and into the past. Cook warm winter treats in the wood oven. Cozy up by the fire and learn how the early settlers stayed warm and passed the long winter months with not only necessary winter chores, but storytelling and games.

2 hours / $5.97 per student plus tax

Victorian Escapade

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring with fun and games! Students try their hand at the classic game of croquet, play with Victorian reproduction toys, make and then sample freshly churned ice-cream. All this as they tour the museum and soak up early settler history!

2 hours / $5.97 per student plus tax

Hickory, Dickory, Dock

This popular one hour kindergarten program is all hands-on action based! Students mix and bake scones over the open fire, play with toys of the 1800s, and try out everyday chores early settler kids did such as carpet beating and carding wool.

1 hour / $4.65 per student plus tax

Ontario Curriculum

Subject: Science & Technology
Topics: Exploration & Experimentation, Relationship, Rules & Responsibilities

Scarborough Museum offers educational programming outside of regular school hours for homeschool groups, Scouts, Girl Guides, etc. The price for evening bookings is $8.85 per participant, minimum 10 participants. Please contact the museum directly for program details.