Seniors Day at MOV
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The  first Tuesday of every month  is $5 admission for seniors (65+).  Pose for street photographer Foncie Pulice as he snaps portraits of the sidewalk parade. See the neon light up downtown when folks go to nightclubs and movies. Groove on Vancouver, the coolest city on the Canadian coast. Visit the hippies’ communal house, try on  macramé  finery, and listen to great Vancouver bands from the late 1960s!
Indian Summer Festival Presents...
Pico Iyer on Love, Life and Mortality 
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Thinker, writer, and world-traveller TED favourite Pico Iyer undertakes a life-affirming investigation into the human condition, inspired by the wisdom of the cultural traditions of his adopted country of Japan. Never to take what we hold dear for granted and a discussion on Life, Love and Mortality are the topics he brings to the Museum of Vancouver.
Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Learn about local bald eagles while viewing them in their natural habitat. Representatives from the Hancock Foundation will present examples of the Foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles. Free with admission to the museum! Learn More.
Perspectives on the Solstice
Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In honour of the longest day of the year, these two organizations will open the doors of their unique building for an engaging partnership event filled with activities, lectures, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, food and so much more!
Medicine Card Workshop with Melanie Rivers
Sunday, July 7, 2019

Join Squamish First Nation artist Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, in an expressive, culturally enriching art workshop for those with a mindful, creative outlook and an interest in learning. This workshop is open to all levels of artistic creativity. Participants will assemble collage elements with words and acrylic paint on wooden cards.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
Now on view!

This exhibition brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming, singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiative about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada.
Haida Now Gallery Tours
Friday-Monday @11:30 and 1:30

Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition  features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works.  Local Haida Artists shared their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation for the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement. Learn More.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On View!

The  Museum of Vancouver  and  Nature Vancouver  proudly present the illuminating exhibition,  Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives  . This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowdsourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation.  Learn More.
Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection
Now on display!

The Museum of Vancouver is excited to present, with the Canadian Society for Asian Arts (CSAA) Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection. This MOV-CSAA collaboration features Asian ceramics from the Jean MacKay Fahrni collection, generously donated to the Museum in 1992 by the Hongkong Bank of Canada and contains many pieces that have not been publicly displayed.
Upcoming Events:

Exhibition Talk and Tour - Saturday June 1, 11:00 am
Exhibition Talk and Tour - Saturday July 6, 11:00 am
Ceramic Decorating with Julie Grundvig - Sunday June 9, 2:00 pm
MOV Backyard Garden

The Museum of Vancouver , in partnership with the University of British Columbia , presents to you a garden exhibit on the front lawn of the museum that is inspired by the multicultural backyard gardens of Vancouver. We recognize that food has and continues to be a medium for civic engagement for migrant communities across the city. This experiential and inclusive garden exhibit celebrates the often untold stories of the backyard gardening community. We’re bringing the backyard to the forefront! Visit us in person at the garden, or join the conversation online using the hashtag #movbygardens and tag @museumofvan.
Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @ MOV

These Bamboo Button Wraps are breathable with a slight stretch, and are perfect for any season. The design is a modern and abstract interpretation of traditional Haida design by Haida artist Clarence Mills. Check out Lattimer Gallery & Gifts' new online shop! You will find a variety of high quality Northwest Coast art and giftware, as well as Vancouver-themed gifts from popular brands and local companies.
Educational School Programs

 Museum of Vancouver  offers a wide range of facilitated educational programs, including this one, for  elementary school students K to Grade 7, designed to align with British Columbia’s social studies curriculum. Discounted admission rates are also available for secondary and post-secondary groups. 
Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver!

Linda Lidstone, Visitor Experience
Linda has been working at MOV for 15 years now. As a member of the Visitor Experience team, she is typically one of the first friendly faces that the public interacts with when visiting MOV. Her welcoming disposition, infectious positivity, and sincere knowledge of MOV’s exhibitions, programing, and vision, all become undeniably apparent as soon as you walk through the entrance doors to MOV.

“I walked into the museum by chance and fell in love during that first visit. I wandered into the gift shop and inquired if they needed any help. 15 years have flown by and now I work on a weekly basis at the front desk. I love being able to walk to work, see the ocean, and interact with so many different people from all over the world, most of whom tell me how much they love Vancouver. How lucky am I?!”
- Linda Lidstone
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Host Your Wedding at Museum of Vancouver!

The Museum of Vancouver is an ideal venue for intimate wedding receptions and private outdoor wedding ceremonies. Situated within Vanier Park, our indoor and outdoor venue spaces have unobstructed views of Vanier Park, the city’s West End, English Bay and the North Shore Mountains. All rooms allow floorplan and decor flexibility to assist in planning the wedding of your dreams!
Celebrate the Start of Summer with the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

On Friday June 21st the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre invite the public to a 19+ summer  kick-off party in celebration of the Summer Solstice . In honour of the longest day of the year, these two local faves will open the doors of their unique building for an event filled with traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, and food.
Unbuilding Exhibitions: harnessing the potential of deconstruction

Museums professionals are a resourceful and thrifty bunch when it comes to saving money and conserving materials for building exhibitions. Staff in small to mid-size museums, especially, have become experts at repurposing display units. Recently the listservs of several provincial museum associations, too, have become powerful platforms for passing along, exchanging or salvaging exhibition props and display units among museum colleagues.
Royal B.C. Museum Modernization Community Session
June 8 and 10, 2019

Royal B.C. Museum wants to hear from you! On February 12, 2019, Government announced its intention to modernize the Royal BC Museum, to protect its historic holdings and provide better access to its collections, for everyone in BC. Staff from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Royal BC Museum are coming to Vancouver to hear your thoughts on the future of the museum.
The Cinematheque presents Two Films by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Friday, June 21, 2019

June 21 is  National Indigenous Peoples Day , a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage in Canada. Initiated by the Government of Canada in cooperation with Indigenous organizations, this event, occurring on the summer solstice, provides an opportunity to recognize, reflect on, and learn about the rich histories, diverse traditions, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.