Preschool and Elementary

Towering over Parliament Hill some 221 m above sea level, Observatoire de la Capitale overlooks the capital and surrounding area. A breathtaking panorama  reveals 400 years of the city’s history. It’s the perfect place for local students to learn more about their history and gain a sense of identity through a host of educational activities.

Guided Visit

Students will receive a full tour of Observatoire de la Capitale with a guide who will provide historical, architectural, military heritage, and geographical information on the landscape below. The breathtaking views are likely to inspire students to ask questions!

Schedule :

Year round, upon reservation

Suitable for :

Starting at grade 1

Duration :

45 minutes

Cost per person*:

5,22 $ (minimum of 20 students)

As The Turtle Dove Flies

A narrated and interactive story introduces students to the physical characteristics of the view from the observatory and the city’s major historical sites. Céleste, an adventurous turtle dove, has lost her mate while flying over Québec City. By revisiting the places where they usually spend time together, she takes kids on a guided tour of her home town. Will they be able to find Tristan, Céleste’s one true love?

Schedule:

Year round, upon reservation

Suitable for:

Preschool and elementary school students, grades 1 & 2

Topic:

Introduction to history and the physical environment

Teaching methods:

Giant puppets, stories, observation games,
memory games, puzzles and crafting

Duration:

1 hr. 30 min.

Capacity:

2 groups at a time

Cost per person*:

5,65 $ (minimum of 20 children)

The Adventures of Captain Klutzy

When an endearing balloonist gets tangled in the tower atop Observatoire de la Capitale, he needs kids to help him fix his equipment and get ready for his next flight over Québec City. Games, mime, and songs introduce kids to the geography and history of Québec City. Will Captain Klutzy once more sail safely above the city streets, thanks to these helpful kids?

Schedule:

Year round, upon reservation

Suitable for:

Preschool and elementary school students, grades 1 & 2

Topic:

Introduction to history and geography

Teaching methods:

Games, mimes, nursery rhymes and crafting

Duration:

1 hr. 30 min.

Capacity:

2 groups at a time

Cost per person*:

5,65 $ (minimum of 20 children)

Compass Challenge

From 221 meters above the ground, students will test their sense of direction while taking in Observatoire de la Capitale’s stunning views. After making their own compasses, students will look for the principal sites that influenced Québec City’s history. Will the visual clues help them stay on the right track?

Schedule:


Year round, upon reservation

Suitable for:


Elementary school students, grades 3 & 4

Teaching methods:


Observation games, compass making, and a rally

Duration:


1 hr. 30 min.

Capacity:


2 groups at a time

Cost per person*:


5,65 $ (minimum of 20 children)

When History Comes to Life

Ever since its founding, Québec City has been a hotbed of religious, military, economic, and political power. Through a series of staged jousts, students will learn about Québec City’s journey to becoming the provincial capital, and also have the chance to relive some of the milestones in its history. Will they be able live up to the feats of their ancestors?

Schedule :

Year round, upon reservation

Suitable for :

Elementary school students, grades 5 & 6

Teaching methods :

Staged jousts

Duration :

1 hr. 30 min.

Capacity :

2 groups at a time

Cost per person*:

5,65 $ (minimum of 20 students)

Truth or Legend?

Québec City’s history is full of legends created and kept alive in the imaginations of its citizens. Through a series of four legends, students will discover the city’s mysterious side—a place populated with characters both historical and make-believe. Food for your imagination guaranteed!

Schedule :

Year round, upon reservation

Target groups :

Elementary school groups, grades 5 & 6

Teaching methods :

Histories and legends

Duration :

1 hr. 30 min.

Capacity :

2 groups at a time

Cost per person*:

5,65 $ (minimum of 20 students)

* Costs do not include taxes and are valid until June 30th, 2017. Reservations required.

Observatoire de la Capitale is an initiative of

Commission de la capitale nationale