MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring West End Chamber Choir & Rhythm ‘n’ Roots
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Explore our feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our auditorium. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement. Featuring West End Chamber Choir  &  Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Admission is   pay what you can.  Come early, enjoy our feature exhibitions! – The concert may start at 7:00 pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00 pm!
The Strata of Many Truths
On View until Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Strata of Many Truths , an exhibition by  Roxanne Charles  as part of  Capture Photography Festival  is now on view at  Museum of Vancouver ! The exhibition draws inspiration from archival photographs of Indigenous children from the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School, in Mission, BC, to create an art installation in conversation with MOV's newest exhibit There Is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Indian Day Schools.
Seniors Day at MOV
Tuesday, May 7, 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.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival Screening: Toad People
Thursday, May 9, 2019

What does it take to save a species? Join us for the Vancouver Premiere of Toad People (Canada, 2017, 76 mins).

Western toads, like other amphibians in BC, are struggling because of habitat loss, climate change, and human interference. Local filmmakers Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay introduce us to the stories of people who make up a community-led movement to save this endangered species. Toad People serves as a powerful call to action and a hopeful reminder that people of all ages can come together to make a difference. Produced by local grassroots environmental organization the Wilderness Committee . Post screening discussion with special guests.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
Now on view!

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition  There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools. There is Truth Here 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.
International Museum Day at MOV!
Saturday, May 18, 2019

International Museum Day is Saturday May 18th and we’re celebrating by offering $2 admission all day (10-9 pm) ! Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour happening at 11:30 and 1:30 in Haida Now . Join representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation at MOV’s next Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat (11-3 pm)! Also, be sure to check out our newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools , which focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended various Indian Residential and Day Schools in Western Canada.

Its never been a better time to experience MOV!

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Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat
Saturday, May 18, 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. This station will include a full screen display from Hancock Foundation's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles. The Foundation’s current research on tracking tagged eagles will be displayed illustrating the migration paths and present positions of eagles as they move through their annual cycle around the Pacific Northwest region. Volunteers will also be happy to answer any and all questions about these extraordinary birds of prey.

Free with admission to the museum.
Educational School Programs - Immigration Nation: Grade 5

Play an immigration game in our Vancouver History Galleries . Explore the galleries and examine real suitcases from immigrants while collecting points and money towards immigrating. This program focuses on who immigrates and why, the quality of life for new immigrants, and immigrants’ contributions to Vancouver.

 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. 
Venue Rental: History Room & Garden Patio

The History Room and adjacent Garden Patio feature unobstructed views of Vanier Park, English Bay, the West End, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains. This venue is located on the lower level of the Museum and the Patio itself is situated within Vanier Park.  The History Room and Garden Patio are ideal for events looking to incorporate both indoor and outdoor space. It also features dual door access to the Patio, which are perfect for wedding ceremonies and special entrances.
MOV in the Media...

A new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver is displaying rare artworks created by children who attended residential schools — oftentimes, the only surviving materials from their childhood. The exhibit, called There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children's Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools , was curated by Andrea Walsh, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Victoria.
It features artworks by children at the St. Michael's Indian Residential school in Alert Bay just off Vancouver Island, the Alberni Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island,  Inkameep Day School in B.C.'s Okanagan and Mackay Indian Residential School in Manitoba.
The Museum of Vancouver shows a different, darker way into Canada’s residential schools with exhibition There Is Truth Here

One-hundred-and-seventy-eight cement hands are reaching out of a white wall. Above them are photos of children and, written in black type, a series of questions. “Whose stories remain silent, and whose are forcibly told?” asks one. And another: “What stories hide themselves at the outer layer of the picture frame or under the innocence of these children’s precious faces?”
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H.R. MacMillan Space Centre presents... May the 4th Be With You
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Join our friends at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre for an after hours family night celebration “May the 4th Be With You”. Come dressed as your favorite Rebel or Empire character, make your own glowing light saber and visit distant worlds beyond your imagination. Vancouver’s 501st Legion Outer Rim Garrison will be making a special appearance!
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