International Museum Day at MOV!
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Today is International Museum Day 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 . Limited spaces available.

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!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #IMD2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV
Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection
Now on display!

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) 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. The exhibition also marks and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Society for Asian Arts, and Mrs. Jean Mackay Fahrni’s 100th birthday - remarkable achievements both.
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.

Free with admission to the museum. This event coincides with IMD and we’re celebrating by offering $2 admission all day.
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. The 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.
Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @ MOV

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.
Museum of Vancouver AGM
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 7pm

Our AGM is an opportunity for members to be involved in shaping the Museum of Vancouver's future. Join us, to elect our Board of Directors , hear about our successes in 2018, and learn about our exciting, upcoming projects for 2019 and beyond. Interested in attending? Become a member at MOV! More Information.
MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring The PALS Chorus and Sound Eclectic
Thursday, May 30, 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 The PALS Chorus and Sound Eclectic . 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.
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!
Educational School Programs

This week we were pleased to have one of MOV's board members, Dr Bruce Miller, teach a group from Island Discovery Learning Community with his son, Cameron Miller!

 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. 
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. Relax and enjoy yourself in this welcoming workshop held in a friendly, scenic environment. All participants will leave with their own personal set of Medicine Cards and a modest carrying pouch. Medicine cards serve as a reminder to help individuals bring more of what they want from and in their daily lives.
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.
Venue Rentals

The Museum of Vancouver is one of Vancouver’s top cultural attractions, situated within Vanier Park between Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island. Our unique venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect for hosting a myriad of special events. Our dedicated rentals team will help you explore various options and floorplans to create a seamless and memorable event!
MOV in the Media...
Science World’s Vancouver Science Social 2019 Recap

"Every turn you make in this museum you are faced with something awe-inspiring, poignant or fun and that makes it a great place to go if you want to learn something new about your hometown of Vancouver. Go with an open heart, open mind and sense of wonder and you will not be disappointed you took the time to visit this iconic location."
Ten cool things to do close to home this Victoria Day long weekend

It’s the queen’s birthday (Victoria that is) but instead of running away, you can have a lot of good fun here in Vancouver. The May long weekend is when things really get rolling, and the scent of summer is in the air. Think roller coasters and rides, the circus or rodeo, farmers and night markets and yes, even outdoor swimming! In the event of rain or overbearing heat, we’ve got some fun indoor activities too.
What's on in the community...
Vancouver Maritime Museum 60th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Vancouver Maritime Museum is kicking off a year of celebrating 60 years of sharing maritime culture, with this free family-friendly event! Register Here.
Vancouver Civic Theatres Presents... National Geographic Live!
October 8, 2019, February 4, 2020 and March 31, 2020

Join Vancouver Civic Theatres as they journey to the water’s edge, then high above the tree tops, and into the wild seas with National Geographic explorers and photographers. Come hear behind the scenes stories of their adventures and connect with explorers through Q&A and book signings!
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.