MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring Burstin' with Broadway and Solidarity Notes
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Explore our exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic  Joyce Walley Room.  Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset. Featuring  Burstin' with Broadway  and  Solidarity Notes.   Admission is    pay what you can.  Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but pay what you can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.
Seniors Day at MOV
Tuesday, July 2, 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!
BC Day at MOV!
Monday, August 5, 2019

We’re celebrating BC Day this year by offering  $5 admission all day long  (10-5 pm)! Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour of  Haida Now  happening at 11:30 and 1:30. Limited spaces available.

Delve 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 in  Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives!

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!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #BCDay2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On view until September 2019

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.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
On view until January 2020!

There is Truth Here focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba). The focus of the exhibition is not on the schools themselves, but upon witnessing the experiences of the survivors as conveyed through their childhood artworks – for some the only surviving material from their childhoods.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
Daily Gallery Tours - 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.

Join the discussion! Tell us what reconciliation means to you and tag @museumofvan + #MOVRealConciliation on Instagram or Twitter. View posts.
Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection
On display until August 2019 in the MOV Studio

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.
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.

Join the online conversation! Tag #MOVbygardens and @museumofvan on Instagram.  View Photos.
Familiar Faces: Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver!
Dustin Clark, Visitor Experience Supervisor
 
Dustin is the Visitor Services Supervisor at MOV and generally one of the first people you will interact with when coming to the Museum. He has been a vital part of the Museum team for just over 3 years now. With a background in film and sound design, Dustin has been a key player in the background operations of some of the current feature exhibitions at MOV. You can experience his work and attention to detail first hand when walking through the Engagement Room in Wild Things, where a soundscape of localized bird sounds can be heard throughout the space.
 
When asked about his favourite part about working at MOV his answer is simple:

“It’s got to be the people. Everybody here really cares about the museum and its success and that enthusiasm is infectious! Its so great to see the new goals and initiatives that come from the team and to be excited about being a part of it right now. I’m originally from Alberta and I feel so lucky that I am working for an organization where I am constantly learning new things about the place I now call home." - Dustin Clark
 
Interested in learning more about the team behind MOV? Click here
Wolf Wood Grain Totem Bottle by Darrel Thorne

This insulated bottle holds 15 oz, and keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours! It is double-walled and made with high quality 304 grade stainless steel.

Wolf is designed by Coast Salish artist Darrel Thorne.

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.
Night of the Mummy!

An overnight adventure your group will never forget! Throughout the evening, participants will role-play archaeologists and excavate Egyptian artefacts, explore the Museum by flashlight to solve the mummy’s curse, and examine a real Egyptian mummy.


Includes snacks, light breakfast, and all programming supplies.

$70.00/participant*
*16 participants per group minimum  
Discover unparalleled views this summer at MOV!

The Joyce Walley Room is our multipurpose venue. The space features 13-foot floor-to-ceiling windows making it the ideal location for receptions, meetings, workshops and family events. It has unparalleled views that look out over Vanier Park, English Bay, the West End, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains through a panoramic wall of glass.
Two Vancouver Museums Return Artifacts from Their Collection to the Haida Nation

After decades of discussion, the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate is preparing to receive two funeral totems, fragments of totems and other cultural artifacts from the collections of the Museum of Vancouver and the Museum of Anthropology . University of British Columbia (UBC ).

Through this voluntary act, the two Vancouver museums recognize the importance of these objects for the Haida Nation and that they should never have left their territory.
SFU Public Square Presents...
SFU City Conversations: Vancouverism
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:30PM

Planner Larry Beasley’s book  Vancouverism,  about our city’s transformation, has just been published. What does it say about Vancouver’s design, its planning framework and concepts, its worldwide admiration and emulation, the things we got right and the things we missed? What lessons might it have for our upcoming Citywide Plan?

Join SFU Public Square at one of those outdoor spaces, Lot 19, the small park at the foot of Hornby Street at W. Hastings Street, with Presenters, author  Larry Beasley  and former co-Director of Planning  Ann McAfee  (who sometimes has a different perspective on their accomplishments).  Learn More.
Museum of Anthropology Presents...
Our Creation Story: Coastal Wolf Pack and Mortal Coi l
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7PM

Head to MOA for a special outdoor night of storytelling, song, dance, masks and puppetry by the Coastal Wolf Pack and Mortal Coil. Bring your family and friends, a blanket and a picnic to enjoy Our Creation Story—the latest collaboration between the two groups that is the theatrical adaptation of a Coast Salish story gifted to the project by the Paul family, members of the Tsarlip First Nation.

Vancouver Pride Society Presents...
Picnic in the Park 2019

Picnic in the Park is back and is being hosted by Mr. Gay Canada 2019 himself, Josh Rimer ! Join us at Second Beach for family friendly activities after the Pride Run & Walk 2019 .

Originally called the "Teddy Bear Picnic," this event has a notable history stretching back decades. Unusual for the time, the Teddy Bear Picnic allowed LGBTQ2+ community members to gather in an outdoor, public space. We are excited to continue the legacy of this event and welcome you and your family to come.

Picnic in the Park is beside beautiful Second Beach and adjacent to a playground. Families welcome! Learn More.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.