Grown-ups have all the fun at the @RoyalBCMuseum in August #yyjevents

VICTORIA, BC–Embrace your inner child and experience the nostalgia of summer camp (with a grown-up twist) at the Royal BC Museum.

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Pack a lunch, ditch the kids and bring a friend for a Day Camp like no other. Sneak behind the scenes, meet knowledgeable staff, make connections with our feature and core exhibitions and experience fun hands-on activities. Each grown-up Day Camp has a different theme: August 11 is Arts & Crafts, August 18 is Campfire (Hi)stories and August 25 is Nature Merit Badge. Grown-up Day Camp takes place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and is $50 per person (10 per cent member discount). Continue reading “Grown-ups have all the fun at the @RoyalBCMuseum in August #yyjevents”

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Canada Day Festivities: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse @FortRoddFisgard #Canada150 #yyjevents

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, so let’s celebrate with a gun salute, live music and cake! Join the excitement as the Royal Canadian Artillery launches its Canada Day annual gun salute at noon sharp. New this year the salute will be fired from Fort Rodd Hill’s beach at noon sharp. Slices of Victoria’s biggest birthday cake are served shortly thereafter—Thrifty Foods Colwood take great pride in decorating the cake each year.

Enjoy live music performed by military bands and local young talents throughout the day. Continue reading “Canada Day Festivities: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse @FortRoddFisgard #Canada150 #yyjevents”

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Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this JulyVICTORIA, BC–Celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, the return of the popular Museum Happy Hour series and summer fun at camp this July at the Royal BC Museum.

Join us for family-friendly fun on for Canada Day: Wonder Weekend on Saturday July 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday July 2 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Groove to live music (including Lekwungen dancers of the Songhees Nation and Bučan Bučan), channel your artistic side with arts and crafts and enjoy our popular annual Penny Carnival. See the full schedule of events for July 1 here and July 2 here. These free events take place outside on the museum plaza and in Helmcken House. Continue reading “Celebrate with the Royal BC Museum this July @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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Happening in June @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Beat the heat at the Royal BC Museum this June

VICTORIA, BC–This June the Royal BC Museum has themed programs around three exciting events: the opening of the new cutting-edge Family: Bonds & Belonging feature exhibition, National Aboriginal Day and World Oceans Day.

Summer hours are in effect now until October 7. On Fridays and Saturdays the Royal BC Museum is open until 10:00 pm (closing at 5:00 pm Sunday to Thursday).The Food Truck Festival behind the museum is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (closing at 6:00 pm Sunday to Thursday), until September 4. Continue reading “Happening in June @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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Victoria Day Block Party 1-5PM #yyjevents @MaritimeMusBC

VICTORIA DAY BLOCK PARTY!

MAY 22 @ 1:00 PM5:00 PM

This Victoria Day, celebrate Canada’s 150th with the Maritime Museum of BC and the Union Club! After watching the parade, come on down to the Victoria Day Block Party (on Humboldt Street, between Government and Douglas). FREE and open to the public, the Victoria Day Block Party celebrates Victoria Day and the Union Club’s new status as a National Historic Site. Activities and admission to the museum will be by donation, all supporting the Maritime Museum of BC.

Bring friends and the family along to enjoy events and activities, including performers, bands, a bouncy castle, interactive Lego Builds, face-painting, food vendors, a beer garden, and much more!

More info: http://mmbc.bc.ca/event/victoria-day-block-party/

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Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum in May #yyjevents @RoyalBCMuseum

Take Part in Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum this May

VICTORIA, BC–The Royal BC Museum’s May activities focus on family matters in anticipation of the exciting new feature exhibition, Family Bonds and Belonging, opening on June 2. The popular companion exhibition, about the young man who inspired the nation, Terry Fox: Running to Heart of Canada is open and runs until October 1. Continue reading “Family Fun at the Royal BC Museum in May #yyjevents @RoyalBCMuseum”

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National Canadian Film Day 150 #yyjevents @IMAXVictoria @RoyalBCMuseum

Celebrate Canadian cinema by attending the screening of films from the BC Archives and be part of a massive one-day, coast-to-coast-to-coast film festival. This program features four intriguing BC films which were preserved in BC Archives before they were transferred to analog video in the 1980s, and more recently digitized for better access.  The fifth film only ever existed as an edited original, which was fully restored by the BC Archives for National Film Week in 1986.
The films featured from the BC Archives are:
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The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj

The Royal BC Museum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic
VICTORIA, BC–Monday in Prague, the Royal BC Museum signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Czech Republic’s Národní muzeum (national museum).

The focus of the MOU is to foster and further a mutual understanding of First Nations materials in both institutions’ collections, a significant step in the Royal BC Museum’s commitment to gain a comprehensive understanding of where First Nations artefacts are held beyond BC’s borders. This is a landmark agreement for two world-leading museums to help share curatorial expertise and best practices. Continue reading “The @RoyalBCMuseum signs MOU with the National Museum in Czech Republic #yyj”

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Spring into activities at the Royal BC Museum @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents

Spring into activities at the Royal BC Museum

VICTORIA, BC–There is a lot to celebrate at the Royal BC Museum this month: April Fool’s, National Canadian Film Day, Earth Day, Astronomy Day and the long-awaited, widely anticipated opening of the Terry Fox exhibition.

The Royal BC Museum will try its best to fool you with its annual (and insanely popular) April Fool’s scavenger hunt from March 31 to April 10. Visitors are challenged to roam our galleries and spot anachronistic artifacts, oddball animals and materials that just don’t belong. The pranks are geared for kids and adults alike, and visitors can pick up a game sheet in our lobby before they head upstairs. Participation in the hunt is included with museum admission or membership. Continue reading “Spring into activities at the Royal BC Museum @RoyalBCMuseum #yyjevents”

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