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Every Day is Something NEW!


Each day we offer visitors new experiences to choose from. The museum collectioncurrent exhibitions &  the outdoor museum cultural precinct  are all enhanced by a range of  uniquely themed tours, public programs and special events.

Check out our What’s On  and Public Tours calendars to help you plan your next visit to the Royal BC Museum.

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Family Membership Promotion


Purchase a Family Membership and receive a free copy of Feeding the Family: 100 Years of Food & Drink in Victoria.

This book presents the colourful history of the bakers, butchers, grocers, coffee makers and other suppliers of food and drink in Victoria’s prosperous early days.

Retail value: $29.95. Valid April 1 – 30, 2013. Valid on Family Membership purchases only. Available for in person purchase only, not valid for online purchases. Not valid for gift membership purchases. Not valid with any other offer.

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A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Photographer


27 March, 2013
19:00 – 20:30 

Join award-winning professional wildlife and nature photographer John E. Marriott at the Royal BC Museum and take part on a journey through the viewfinder of his camera to places rarely visited. John will share the stories behind his photographs, including his 2012 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award winning photograph and his thrilling experiences in the wild back country of Western Canada and beyond. A former Parks Canada naturalist and speaker, John is considered to be one of Canada’s premier wildlife and nature photographers.

Tickets: $16

John E Marriott, professional wildlife photographer, Tonquin Valley, Jasper

BC Bites & Beverages: Victoria’s Sweet Secret


BC Bites and Beverages

Thursday, March 21
7pm, Clifford Carl Hall
BC Bites & Beverages
Victoria’s Sweet Secret: 100 Years of Confectionery History

Join historian Sherri Robinson as she explores Victoria’s competitive nature when it came to candy and chocolate production in the colony of yesteryear.  Sample some modern day sweets created by some of Victoria’s long-standing and ‘up and coming’ confectionery businesses.

Local businesses in attendance include:

  • Organic Fair – Tasty pairings of chocolate and organic sodas
  • Terrible Truffles  – Good and evil truffle selections
  • Julie’s Delights – Hand-made Belgian chocolates from Sooke
  • Roger’s Chocolates – Started in 1885 by Charles “Candy” Rogers in the back of his grocery store in Victoria, B.C.

$35 per member – Sign in
$40 per non-member – Click to purchase

Museum Amplification Project


12038LRN001_MuseumAplificationProject_poster3Saturday, April 20, 2013

Members: $20.15  Log In
General Public: $22.40 Buy Now

 The galleries are alive with the sound of music.  Musicians, sound artists, poets, projectionists, dancers and more will inhabit the dioramas and displays of the Royal BC Museum after hours, creating a magical meandering environment for all ears.

This event is now in its second year and presents the galleries in ways that you’ve never seen or heard them before.   Victoria and Vancouver artists team up under one roof to explore the possible through interactive sights and sounds. #museamp

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Focus on Nature Spring Break Camp


March 19-21, 2013 (sold out)
March 26-28, 2013
9am – 4pm

Ages 8-12

Aspiring shutterbugs can develop their skills by participating in a three day photography-inspired day camp. Each three day session will include a special visit from a Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Campers will learn about photo composition and storytelling, venture to Beacon Hill Park to capture dynamic nature shots, explore the Roayl BC Museum’s Natural History collection and have their work included in a mini-Wildlife Photographer of the Year inspired display. No fancy camera needed, but campers need to be familiar with how their own camera works. Lunch and snacks not provided.

For more information please contact  Chris O’Connor

$120 per participant
(10% member discount)

Tickets available online or at boxoffice

*Lunch and snacks not provided.


Blitzing the Flathead


February 28

7 – 8:30 pm

Sierra Club BC in collaboration with Royal BC Museum

It’s called a BioBlitz and they’re on the clock! In August of 2012, Royal BC Museum staff and volunteers joined forces with other scientists to survey and record as many species as possible in the Flathead River Valley. For one intensive week, they documented the valley’s birds, insects, fish, plants, mammals, salamanders, spiders, frogs, slugs, snails, and other surprises! Join us and begin to appreciate the richness of the Flathead River Valley – a natural treasure in our own backyard.

RSVP by February 25 to Galen, 250-386-5255 ext. 243