Trace Captain Cook’s voyage along America’s Northwest coast. Use the displays and our totem poles to research the homes and lifestyle of the tribe whom Cook came into contact with. Children will leave with their own totem carving and will be more familiar with myths and legends from around the world.

A half day taught session can be extended to a full day by looking at different types of traditional North American habitations in Stewart Park.

Key learning outcomes

Students will understand more about North America, its trade routes and indigenous people. They will gain a deeper understanding of the significance of key concepts such as longitude and the Northern Hemisphere.

Main learning approaches

Active learning
Creative learning

Plan your visit

All staff led sessions at the museum run from either 10am to 12 noon or 1pm to 2:30pm. Full day sessions from 10am to 2:30pm are also available.

Most sessions can accommodate a maximum of 60 children.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.