What's On
DateFebruary 13, 2016Time8:00 pm - 12:00 am
CostSOLD OUT | $35 per personRequirements19+, photo ID required for entry

Image of two red fish kissing.

Romance will be in the air, but you don’t need to be attached to explore the allure of instinct, passion and love at Royal BC Museum’s Night Shift: Wild Romance.

All are welcome to enjoy the lead-up to Valentine’s Day with an evening of live music, presentations and adult-only crafts and activities sure to get your heart racing.

Following the sold-out success of 2015’s Night Shift: Nightmare at the Museum, this Valentine’s Day event is expanding from last year to include the third floor galleries and even more entertainment and activities.

Featuring a cash bar and nibbles for sale from Truffles Catering, sparks are sure to fly at Night Shift: Wild Romance.

Here are just a few scintillating things you will experience at Night Shift: Wild Romance:

8:00 pmDoors open
8:30 pmSex Talks with ScientistsWildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition | 2nd Floor
8:30 pmPassion and Performance danceForest Diorama | 2nd Floor
8:45 pmPaper Street TheatreOur Living Languages exhibition | 3rd Floor
9:00 pm Word Play Old Town | 3rd Floor
9:30 pmDance Lesson*Lobby | 1st Floor
9:45 pmPaper Street TheatreOur Living Languages exhibition | 3rd Floor
10:00 pm Word Play Old Town | 3rd Floor
10:30 pmPassion and Performance danceForest Diorama | 3rd Floor
10:45 pmPaper Street TheatreOur Living Languages exhibition | 3rd Floor
11:00 pmLast chance to talk dirty to scientistsWildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition | 2nd Floor
11:30 pmLast call
12:00 amEvent ends
Astrocolor music group Old Town | 3rd Floor
DJ KweFirst Peoples Gallery | 3rd Floor
DJ Boitano Forest Diorama | 2nd Floor
Sex Talks with ScientistsWildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition | 2nd Floor
The Bay Centre Photo BoothWildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition I 2nd Floor
Live Model SketchingCapital Curious: Mezzanine level of Old Town I 3rd Floor
Objects of Desire activity for singles**Delta Diorama I 2nd Floor
Scavenger HuntThroughout the galleries I Prizes for first 100 completed***
Craft Station Felt CreationClimate Change Gallery I 2nd Floor
Craft Station Hand-stitched valentinesCentury Hall I 3rd Floor
Harpist Julie GennaiRoving throughout the galleries
Silent Film The Flesh and the DevilMajestic Theatre I 3rd Floor
Purdy’s Tasting TableFirst Peoples Gallery I 3rd Floor

*No drinks allowed in the glass lobby during the dance lesson with Passion and Performance.

** If you are single and looking to mingle, sign-up, wear an identification button and check out others doing the same. If you see someone interesting, let them know you’d like to meet using our comment board. Have fun.

*** Check your answers at Objects of Desire, 2nd Floor to see if you’ve won! One prize per person, per completed survey.

Please note that most of our event venues are intimate spaces with limited capacity. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan your evening accordingly. 

Food & Drinks provided by Truffles Catering. See the full menu here >
Last call at 11:30 pm
Due to our liquor license drinks are not allowed to be taken between floors. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Past Events
Night Shift: Nightmare at the Museum | October 31, 2015

Night Shift: Living and Dying in Victorian Times | October 25, 2013

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This is a 19+ only event. Valid photo ID is required for entry. To ensure the safety of our guests and museum collections alike, Security will conduct ID, bag and spot checks at the entrance. Prohibited items include any controlled substance, alcohol (not purchased at the event), dangerous items, replica weapons, live animals, full-face masks or face paint that completely obscures your features (a partial mask or light face paint is acceptable, but your identity must be readily recognizable, based on your photo ID). Any items not permitted at the event will be collected at the door prior to entry. The Royal BC Museum will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
If Security assesses that a guest is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, they will deny the guest entry to the event. This decision will be made to ensure the safety and security of other guests and the Royal BC Museum.
Please be advised we will be taking photographs at this event for use in materials in support of the Royal BC Museum’s mandate.




Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2