Choosing Your Summer Sessions
At the Britannia Mine Museum
Young Explorers is geared towards ages 4-7 and is based on a choice of sessions. Each session invites children to discover some of the amazing varieties of rocks and minerals found on our planet, as well as looking at their properties.
Choose three or four of the 20 minute sessions below. The cost for 3 sessions is $17.25 + tax per camper and the cost for 4 sessions is $23.00 + tax. Lunch space is available upon request and would add an additional 30 minutes to your trip to the museum.
If you are interested in booking a summer camp experience for campers 13+ please email Candace at Candace@bcmm.ca for information on a specialized program.
Minerals in Society (20 minutes)
The connection between the almost endless list of things we use every day and mined materials is explored through a look at 'The Vortex' -- a sculpture consisting of many familiar objects which contain mined materials. Included in this session is a brief overview of the Britannia Mine and why copper is important to us.
Mineral Detectives (20 minutes)
In our mineral lab, groups are invited to explore a wide range of rocks and minerals to discover the familiar and less familiar properties they can have.
Minerals in the Earth (20 minutes)
Groups will ride into our historic tunnel aboard our train to look for minerals. On the train ride, they will be watching for brightly coloured minerals. Once off the train, they will be invited to explore with their hands in our of our underground chambers to see if they can find any sign of metallic (shiny) minerals within the rock.
Gold Panning (20 minutes)
Experience the thrill of panning for gold and other rocks and minerals.