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VICTORIA, B.C.—The Royal BC Museum will visit Colwood, B.C., the future home of the museum’s collections and research building, on Saturday Sept. 25, to meet members of the community and share information about the museum’s programs, collections, research and exhibitions.
The community is invited to Meet the Museum from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at three locations throughout Colwood, and join the museum learning team for hands-on, family-friendly activities.
“We are looking forward to introducing, or in many cases re-introducing, Colwood residents to all of the fun activities that take place at the museum,” says Hanna Cho, Head of Learning and Community Engagement, Royal BC Museum. “In addition, we are excited to get to meet our new neighbours and learn about the Colwood community.”
Look for the Royal BC Museum van and white tent at each location. At all three locations, visitors will be invited to play museum and archives trivia, and earn prizes.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to discover the natural history collection, at each of the three stops. Participants will try to guess what specimens from the eight different collections are, as well as playing sorting games.
Schedule of Events:
Greater Victoria Public Library Juan de Fuca Branch Parking Lot
History Mystery - Visitors will be invited to guess the purpose of different objects from B.C.’s past.
Ocean Boulevard/ Esquimalt Lagoon
Birds and More - Fascinating facts and answers to visitors’ questions.
Royal Beach Park
Mammoths - Royal Beach Park sandpits are a discovery site of a mammoth tooth on Vancouver Island. A replica mammoth tooth and piece of actual tusk will be on hand.
Everyone’s safety is paramount. The Royal BC Museum follows all Government of BC COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for this outdoor event.
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–onsite, offsite and online–taking pride in our collective histories.