Explore Vancouver's Museums, and Have Fun with the Whole Family

Doing something educational with the kids can sometimes be a hard sell, but these family-friendly museums in Vancouver pack a heavy dose of fun amongst a sea of learning. Take a trip from the sea to sky and explore these museums that are home to object that have been on land, in air and water.

The Museum of Anthropology is home to thousands of artifacts from British Columbia and around the world. Learn about British Columbia's First Nations people check out the amazing pieces housed in the architecturally pleasing building. The totem poles, carvings and ancient pieces are really something special.

Where can you find the largest blue whale specimen in all of Canada? Take a visit to The Beaty Biodiversity Museum and find out for yourself. Learn how biodiversity evolved, why it matters to us and how we can conserve it at this interesting and informative museum.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is open all week long, but weekends may be of particular interest to those with small children.  Every weekend the gallery hosts fun things to do for kids aged 5 to 12. Children will be inspired by the exhibit on display and have the opportunity to get their creative juices flowing.

Families that enjoy animals and ocean life will delight in the Vancouver Aquarium. Educate the little ones with the marine life that has been gracing our oceans for years and learn about what we can do to preserve these special creatures.



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Vancouver Maritime Museum
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In 1944, the RCMP St Roch was in its prime and has since become a famous vessel in Canada. Its last sail found itself mooring in Vancouver, where it is now permanently on display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Step on board and look at the...  Read More

Vancouver Police Museum


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Science World at Telus World of Science
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Vancouver Art Gallery


The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth largest art gallery in all of Canada. The VAG has rotating exhibitions, along with its permanent collection that boasts over 9,100 items. Art junkies will be impressed by the 200 major works by the Group of...  Read More



At the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, learn how biodiversity evolved, why it matters to us and how we can conserve it. The museum hosts several exhibitions throughout the year and guests are treated to beautiful displays that fascinate and educate....  Read More

Museum of Anthropology


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