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Museum of Anthropology
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
In 1976, the famed museum was completed and open to the University of British Columbia's students, and the general public. The inspiration behind Arthur Erickson's MOA, as locals call it, was... Read More
In 1976, the famed museum was completed and open to the University of British Columbia's students, and the general public. The inspiration behind Arthur Erickson's MOA, as locals call it, was architecture of Northwest Coast First Nations people, specifically post-and-beam. Today, there's an additional component that's has since been added to Mr. Erickson's design, and that's the beautiful reflecting pool that was built in 2010. Though added many years after the initial concept, it certainly compliments the original. After you take in the architectural beauty, step inside and admire the 36,000 ethnographic and 535,000 archaeological objects inside of the MOA. Each piece is crafted with such precision and skill-it's an incredible opportunity to view this historical work.
- Winter (Oct - May): Tue 10am-9pm; Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
- Summer (May - Oct): Wed-Mon 10am-5pm; Tue 10am-9pm
- Hours May Vary Seasonally
- Daily Rate Adult CAD14; Senior (65+) CAD12; Child (6 and under) Free; Family CAD35
Tuesday Call for Details; CAD7
- Best for Museums Because: The Museum of Anthropology is the best and most beautiful place to learn about Northwest Coast First Nations people.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The Museum of Anthropology is a fascinating look into British Columbia's First Nations history,
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Learn about Canada's First Nations people at the The Museum of Anthropology and check out a beautiful treasure trove of totem poles and artifacts.