Community Days are back for another year at the Royal BC Museum


VICTORIA, BC —The Royal BC Museum is opening its doors to the public from January 2 to 4 for three admission-by-donation days as part of the longstanding Community Days tradition.

With the museum’s two feature exhibitions wrapping up in early January, there’s no better time to visit and explore what the Royal BC Museum has to offer.

With Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia, leaving January 14, you can explore 120 unique artifacts from ancient Angkor, never before seen in Canada. Discover the resilience of Khmer culture and learn what science reveals about the ancient empire.

Then venture to the third floor to meet SUE, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, and journey through South Dakota, one of the most well-documented ecosystems from the age of dinosaurs. SUE: The T. rex Experience closes to the public January 7.

While you’re here, continue the adventure at IMAX® Victoria with a trip to Angkor Wat and through time to prehistoric Antarctica with Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia and Dinosaurs of Antarctica, the companion films to the two feature exhibitions. Regular admission prices apply at all IMAX® Victoria screenings during Community Days.

January 2 through 6 is also Letter Writing Week at the Royal BC Museum.We provide the paper, pens, envelopes and even the stamps—you write the letter. Stop by our letter writing station on the third floor mezzanine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to reacquaint yourself with the lost art of letter writing.

Donations gathered during Community Days help fund the museum’s vast range of operations, including creating online learning programs and events, collecting specimens from BC’s alpine meadows and coastal waters, digitizing historical photographs, conserving artifacts and lots more.

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About the Royal BC Museum: The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC—on-site, off-site and online—taking pride in our collective histories.

For tickets to IMAX® Victoria and the Royal BC Museum, including combo tickets for both attractions, visit:Tickets

Memberships are back! Pick yours up today: Membership

For information about visiting the Royal BC Museum, visit: Plan Your Visit

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Jamie Toth
Corporate Communications Manager