Participants: Students & Teachers – Grade 4 and up

Groups of up to 60 can travel back in time together at the birthplace of Sir Frederick Grant Banting, co-discoverer of insulin. School Tours must be pre-scheduled.

Download School Tours Descriptive Flyer

Download What to Bring Flyer

Download Tour Reservation Form

Download Transportation Subsidy Form

Tour Times and Scheduling

  • Tours can be scheduled weekdays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Jan – June  Sept – Dec
  • Groups that bring packed lunches can use our picnic area or historic Octagonal Drive Shed.

Program Agenda:

  • Brief exercise session (in good weather) to emphasize the  value of exercise in reducing
  • Type 2 risk. Exterior exercise equipment is available on the Banting Legacy Trail.
  • Tutorial session supported with multi-media covering requested area(s) of interest.
  • Team-based scavenger hunt through the historic farmhouse and  exhibits in search of answers to questions  supplied.
  • Q&A session to review information gathered during the hunt with token prizes for winning team.
  • Take-away information for follow-up in class.

Learning Objectives

SFBLF tutorials are adapted to be age-appropriate and with our exhibits, to complement expected outcomes of the Ontario school system for heritage, history, health, science.

Transportation subsidies available.
For more information or to book a tour, email:
Tel: 705-435-0111

Important Canadian heritage and history

  • Banting’s life and work and how his legacy continues today
  • how the world remembers and honours Banting
  • the insulin discovery story – Canada’s gift to the world;

Curriculum connections to diabetes

  • scientists and invention
  • biological feedback processes (homeostasis)
  • nutritional science
  • public health issues

About Diabetes and personal responsibility for healthy outcomes

  • worldwide pandemic
  • types of diabetes and what can be prevented
  • diabetes symptoms
  • how to reduce personal risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes

Delivery supported with:

  • Instructor led tutorials
  • multi-media technology
  • Banting Legacy Collection exhibits

Site Location: 5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road, Alliston, ON, Canada, L9R 1V2

Barrier-free access and ample free parking