Programs & Experiences

We offer daily guided tours of the museum galleries, restoration shop, and stable. We offer education programs for all ages and special events throughout the year.

School Programs

All school programs are free in 2018, to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

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Hats Off (Grades K-3)

Children are introduced to the roles and occupations of people in the late 1800s and early 1900s as they discover period costumes and hats that have been hidden around the museum.

Seeking, finding, and discovering the past through interaction and fun!

  • Fun and interactive!
  • Dates available: Year-round
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Carriage Capers (All Grades)

Our most popular program!

In our “Laboratory,” students work in teams to analyze and assemble 4 different carriage models. The wooden models, approximately 1/10 the size of the original, are in a disassembled state, and the students determine how to reassemble them in the most timely manner.

After each team has assembled each carriage, they proceed to search the museum galleries to locate the carriages they've built. After locating their carriages, teams are taught about the vehicle's use and history.

This program incorporates hands-on skills and marries it with thinking and problem solving. The program encourages teamwork and is a fun activity for all ages.

  • Total time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Dates available: Year-round

Horses! (All Grades)

Students visit the Remington Carriage Museum stable where they learn about horses, including feeding, cleaning, and harnessing.

After the stable tour, students go on a carriage ride and tour the museum to see how horses help mankind.

  • Dates available: Year-round
  • Total time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Horses! Real live horses safely interacting with students

Carriage Conundrum! (Grades 4-12)

Students race against time and one another in this fast and furious question-and-answer scavenger hunt game. Spin the Whammy Wheel and try your luck.

Students are divided into teams and teachers and parents can join in too. The question cards will require teamwork to answer before the time runs out. Students and teachers will enjoy the humour and fun of the game as they learn all about carriages, horses, history, and the Remington Carriage Museum.

  • Dates available: Year-round
  • Total time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Fast paced and fun!

C.C.S.I. (Carriage Crime Scene Investigation)

Our most popular program for middle school and high school students, C.C.S.I uses 21st century science to solve a 19th century crime.

Crime scene teams must perform a wide array of forensic lab tests to solve the murder. Students will be divided into teams and then introduced to a 19th century crime. Each team will be assigned a workstation to help solve the crime. The workstations include DNA analysis, scent evaluation, handwriting samples, fingerprint analysis, and crime scene reconstruction.

After each team has completed all of the workstations, they will be expected to produce a suspect and a motive for the crime, and then present their findings to the whole group.

  • Dates available: Year-round
  • Total time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Reasoning skills are put to the test!

Cultural Connections

This program takes guests through the museum and tells the story of southern Alberta, the early pioneers, and settlement. The program shares the story of Canada and its emergence into the 20th century as an independent nation. The stories are told as we visit the carriages, wagons, and carts that built southern Alberta in the days of horse-drawn transportation.

  • Dates available:Year-round
  • Total time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • Pioneer stories and the foundation of Alberta

Nature Walk (All Grades)

Take a tour around the Carriage Museum on its beautiful 16 acres of land.

Hear the story of the land, and how it is connected to local history. Students will learn about rocks, plants, animals, and history in a fun, hands-on way.

Students will be guided around the museum and hear the story of how the land, its geography, flora, and fauna affected early settlement and the First Nations people. Special focus will be made on how the creek valley has changed over the years and its influence on the area.

Students will see a wide variety of plants and rocks that will reveal an interesting connection to the Remington Carriage Museum.

  • Dates available: May 1 to September 30
  • Total time: 45 minutes - 1 hour