The Royal BC Museum is a place of discovery. Through unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and temporary exhibits from other countries and cultures. Authentic artifacts and specimens are displayed in highly realistic settings, giving visitors the experience of another time and place. Its permanent exhibits include the First People’s, Modern History and Natural History Gallery.
10 am to 5 pm daily
Friday and Saturday May 23-Sep 27 10 am to 10 pm
Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1
To book this tour as part of an overnight package including a night in a hotel and round trip on the Victoria Clipper, visit the Royal BC Museum Package page.
Temporary exhibition produced in partnership with the Field Museum of Chicago:
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
June 3 to December 31, 2016
Step back 1.8 million years in time and walk among massive, 14 foot tall mammoths and mastodons that used to roam the earth. During this rare exhibit you will be able to learn more about these mighty beasts, trek through the ancient landscapes where they once lived and get an interactive look at these magnificent mammals with the opportunity to touch mammoth tucks, mastodon teeth as well as explore a collection of fossils, casts and more.
New permanent exhibition:
Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ voices in BC
The Royal BC Museum worked in partnership with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) to develop a 2,900 square meter exhibition called “Our Living Languages.” The exhibit calls attention to the Royal BC Museum’s strategic focus on British Columbia’s stories, with a special emphasis on the place of First Nations in those stories.
Many visitors to the exhibition will be surprised to learn that British Columbia is home to 34 unique First Nations languages, making it the most linguistically diverse region in Canada. The exhibition provides visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the complexity of these languages and the people who are working tirelessly to document and revitalize them.
Although all First Nations languages in the province have experienced significant disruption from the history of colonialism, many have a strong and growing core of fluent speakers. Visitors to the exhibition will come to a new realization about the importance of language diversity and the renewed future for First Nations languages.
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, B.C. V8W Canada
Just a few blocks from the Victoria Clipper Terminal
Pricing in USD and may vary based on actual travel dates
Subject to change
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