Day Camps and Education

There's a world of opportunity to explore and learn at Fort William Historical Park, all year round!

Step into the past and get connected to people, ideas, artifacts and unforgettable hands-on experiences that motivate and inspire! Choose from our wide selection of programs or let us create a custom program just for you.

The David Thompson Astronomical Observatory

Take an educational journey to the stars! We offer quality educational experiences year-round that highlight many wonders of space as well as our cultural heritage. 

Programs Include:

  • Active, hands-on learning 
  • Encounters with telescopes, meteors, multimedia and ideas that motivate and inspire students
  • Interdisciplinary learning across the curriculum

Programs are based on documented research and are linked to the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum expectations. Our skilled facilitators help participants achieve their learning goals through hands-on activities that make learning fun! 

FWHP 2016-2017 Education Guide-Cover 2016 DTAO Experience Guide Cover

Download or browse our 2016-2017 Observatory Experience Guide or 2016-2017 Education Program Guide to learn more about these programs. Our goal is to meet your students’ learning needs, so if you’re looking for something not listed here, call 807-473-2344 to inquire about a custom program for your class.

Click here to visit the Observatory section of our website.