The Incas, Treasures of Peru

90 min. with multimedia show96 people max.
The Incas, Treasures of Peru
Collection P. & D. Janssen-Arts, L’Agence des Arts et du Patrimoine de la communauté flamande et le MAS, Antwerpen. Photo: Hugo Maertens / Linden-Museum Stuttgart. Photo: D. Drasdow

November 27, 2019—October 4, 2020

Explore the captivating world of the Incas and Andean culture – and mainly that of Peru – from prehistory to the modern era. Trek across the Andean territory to discover the different pre-Inca civilizations and their rites and many skills. Dive into the heart of Inca civilization, where you will discover nearly 300 unique items, such as gold pieces, ornaments, jewelry, vases, funerary masks and ritual objects, as well as clothing and accessories of impressive beauty. Throughout their visit, your students will learn more about the social organization and surprising artistic achievements of the Incas until the fall of their empire. Students will also learn how Inca traditions, craftsmanship and culture have managed to survive. This immersive and moving experience will plunge you into a fascinating universe that reveals the Inca’s immense cultural heritage.

Competencies developed

The activities on this interpreted tour are in line with the aims of the Quebec education programs and help develop the following competencies.


Social Sciences
To understand the organization of a society in its territory;
- To situate the society and its territory in space and time
- To make connections between characteristics of the society and the organization of its territory
- To make connections of continuity with the present

To interpret change in a society and its territory
- To recognize the main changes in the organization of a society and its territory

To be open to the diversity of societies and their territories
- To perceive the main similarities and differences between societies and between territories, including Iroquois society and Inca society circa 1500.
For example, you may learn about the main differences related to the characteristics of the occupied territory, number of inhabitants, chiefs, social structure, habitat, science and technology, as well as beliefs.

Compare the organization of Iroquois society and the territory it occupied circa 1500 and circa 1745 to interpret changes. Compare with the Inca civilization circa 1500 to determine similarities and differences.

As a complement to your visit, we invite you to reserve The St. Lawrence Iroquoians program

Arts Education
To appreciate works of art, traditional artistic objects, media images, personal productions and those of classmates
- To examine a work of art, traditional artistic object or media images for sociocultural references

Social sciences: History and Citizenship Education
- To become aware of the diversity of the social organization of another civilization in the same period of time.

Information and reservations

Hours and rates of visits and group activities 2019-2020

September 2020 to April 2021
Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
+ Mondays October 26 and December 14, 2020

May-June 2021
Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm
+ Mondays June 7, 14 and 21, 2021

Rates in effect as of September 1, 2020

Elementary Students$9.50
Secondary Students$10.50
Accompanying Adults (1 for 15 students)Free
Additional Accompanying Adult$14
3rd or additional adult$17
Role of accompanying adults

Divide the group into smaller sub-groups according to the number of groups specified on your reservation. The number of groups required corresponds to the number of accompanying adults required during the visit.

Follow the group at all times to maintain discipline and manage particular cases. The mediator or guide will lead the visit. Accompanying adults must stay with and supervise the group during lunch time.

Lunch room

A lunch room is available for groups.
Reservations required.

Per student$1
Free if taking part in two activities during the day.

Access to the Museum

Consult instructions.
There is free bus parking on de la Commune Street, at the corner of Place Royale.

Other activities

The St. Lawrence Iroquoians

Educational booklet
90 min. with multimedia show
80 people max.