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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

An outing at the Pôle culturel du Monastère des Ursulines is an enjoyable time of discovery and learning, with something for everyone.

Your visit to the first educational institution for girls in North America will enlighten you on the multiple legacies this religious community has left for Quebecois society.

Participate in our various activities, which are adapted to your teaching needs.

Click on the + symbol to discover the different activities.

Step back in time and see what it was like to be a boarding student in the 19th century.

Discover how daily life for students has changed and how it has stayed the same over the years during your tour of The Young Ladies Academy exhibition.

Drawing, painting, embroidery, lacework, gilding and music—discover the Ursulines’ many artistic talents by observing the works and tools they used to teach students.

Complete your historical excursion with a drawing or embroidery workshop.

Science, critical thinking and the exploration of nature are front and center in the Ursuline lab.

Discover the subjects that were taught and the instruments that were used in the 19th century on your interactive tour of The Young Ladies Academy exhibition.

Beginning November 21, 2019

Come marvel at this entertaining world that calls upon the imagination!

For the first time ever, discover the extraordinary collection of toys and games used by the Ursulines and their students in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

These pioneers in education quickly realized the importance of play in childhood learning and development.

Get ready for a memorable tour of this must-see historical site! The chapel’s decor, sculpted in the 18th century, was meticulously gilded with gold leaf by the Ursulines.

Highlights of this heritage treasure include Marie of the Incarnation’s oratory, the nuns’ chancel and numerous paintings, which take you right into the heart of New France.

Offered November 1 to December 31

The angels in the Ursuline Chapel are more than just messengers—they are works of art of great aesthetic and historical value!

Take a tour of this magnificently decorated site to discover the Ursulines’ expertise in the art of gilding and learn about their festive traditions. Come experience the magic as the holidays approach!

Make a drawing using the techniques taught by the Ursuline community’s most well-known artists.

This workshop can be paired with the An Artistic History! interactive tour.

Get up and get going with calisthenics! See how good you are at the physical exercises that were taught in the 19th century.

This workshop can be combined with the following interactive tours: Living at School, In the Ursuline Lab and We Grow Up by Playing.

Extra Workshop

Grab your needles! Get inspired by the Ursulines’ remarkable embroidery and see what you can create. The Ursulines have handed down their expertise since the founding of New France.

This workshop can be paired with the An Artistic History! interactive tour.

Turn back time and immerse yourself in the 19th-century Ursuline School, comparing daily life for students then and now.

This package includes:
Living at School interactive tour
1, 2, 3 Let’s Move! calisthenics workshop

Art has been a fundamental component of the Ursulines’ teaching since their arrival in New France. Explore the numerous artistic disciplines taught to students in the 19th century on your tour of The Young Ladies Academy exhibition.

This package includes:
An Artistic History! interactive tour
Drawing workshop or embroidery workshop

Explore the roots of Quebecois society. Your group of young people will learn about the Ursulines’ significant contribution to the development of our history.

Experience 380 years of history in the first educational institution for girls in North America!

This package includes:
Living at School interactive tour
1, 2, 3 Let’s Move! calisthenics workshop
Chapel Favorites Tour

Important works in Quebecois art history are featured on your tour of the museum and chapel. Participate in a creative workshop to try one of the art forms for which the Ursulines are so well known.

This package includes:
An Artistic History! interactive tour
Drawing workshop or embroidery workshop
Chapel Favorites Tour

Come marvel at the world inhabited by the many generations of children who attended the Ursuline School. Discover the priceless collection of toys and games from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, let the angels guide you on a special tour of the chapel and participate in a creative workshop.

This package includes:
We Grow Up by Playing interactive tour
The Angels in Our Chapels interactive tour (November and December)
Drawing workshop or embroidery workshop

To create your own combination of interactive tours and workshops, please contact our team. We look forward to helping you enjoy a memorable experience inside our walls.

Phone: 418-694-0694
Toll-free: 1-866-694-0694

Practical Information

Our cultural venue is eligible for the free field trips program.

RATES AND HOURS

1 Interactive Tour
$7 per student
60 minutes

“2 Activities” Package
1 interactive tour + 1 activity (interactive tour or workshop*)

$9 per student
90 minutes

“3 Activities” Package
1 interactive tour + 2 activities (interactive tour or workshop*)

$13 per student
2 hours 15 minutes

* + $3 per student for the Extra Workshop (embroidery)

Hours
Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Information and Reservations
Phone: 418-694-0694
Toll-free: 1-866-694-0694

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