Visitors look over the statue of a woolly mammoth in the Royal BC Museum. (Don Denton/News staff)

Free admission returns to Royal BC Museum

Admission by donation supports ongoing programs, exhibits

In a token of thanks to the community, the Royal BC Museum invites guests to visit by donation from now through Jan. 9.

Rediscover your favourite exhibits and share museum stories with family and friends. Put down your smartphone and craft a letter for Letter-Writing Week. Discover dinosaurs at our Wonder Sunday event or wander the wood-cobbled streets of Old Town, garlanded with traditional festive finery.

RELATED: ‘Fugitives’ hiding out in latest Pocket Gallery exhibit at Royal BC Museum

Admission is by donation, which supports exhibitions, research and engaging learning and outreach programs for learners of all ages. Current exhibitions include The Natural History Gallery, First Peoples Gallery, Modern History Gallery and BC Archives on Display.

The exhibit Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC, is an interactive exhibition that celebrates the resilience and diversity of First Nations languages in BC in the face of change. Learn what First Nations communities throughout the province are doing to help their languages survive and flourish.

RELATED: One Victoria family contributed 20 per cent of Royal BC Museum’s collection

Also explore the Pocket Gallery, a small display space in Clifford Carl Hall, on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum. The gallery showcases the little-seen behind-the-scenes work of the Royal BC Museum.

The next big exhibit to hit the RBCM is Wildlife Photographer of the Year from Feb. 15 to March 24.

Visit the Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, by donation Jan. 2 to 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Find them online at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Saanich teen launches free online tutoring website

School Helpers matches volunteer tutors with students

Name of victims ‘ripped down’ from Victoria display

Organizers feel the act is ‘malicious’

Government Street becomes pedestrian-priority corridor

One block of downtown street closed to cars entirely

‘The face of Belmont’: Custodial staff at Langford school pivot to support parents, students

Staff serve as point of contact for parents, students with school

Greater Victoria transit usage sees gradual rise

Ridership still down 66 per cent compared to last year

March dental conference key to many of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases

Early infections from China, Iran were quickly contained

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Cortes Island affordable housing project hangs by a thread

Regional decision makers resort to COVID-19 concerns despite virtual meeting option and push hearing to September

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

North Island recreation camping site closed due to vandalism

Damage happens every year, forcing site manager to reallocate improvement budget to repairs

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman, 26, fatally shot by police in Edmundston, N.B.

Police were conducting a well-being check at the time of the incident

Seniors to receive up to $500 in promised COVID-19 emergency aid in early July

The Liberal government first promised the extra help in mid-May, but had to create a new system to deliver the aid

VIDEO: Revelstoke bear wanders into Animal House pet store

Staff got ready to chase it out with a broom

Man found dead in his tent at Island homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

Most Read