Creating Connections Initiative

The Royal BC Museum’s Creating Connections Initiative increases accessibility to the museum and IMAX® Victoria for individuals facing barriers and creates an inclusive environment for people from all walks of life.

Through this initiative, the museum offers a wide array of programs aimed at fostering inclusivity, including:

  • MyMuseum Program: The newest addition to the Creating Connections Initiative, the MyMuseum pilot program will run throughout 2024.

    Through this program, new members of the City of Victoria's LIFE Program will receive one complimentary ticket to the museum when they enrol. The program will act as a gateway to free museum entry for eligible low-income individuals and families, ensuring that they can experience the museum without any financial burden. For more information on enrolment to the LIFE program, reach out to

  • Canoo: The Royal BC Museum participates in the Canoo Pass program, offering new Canadian citizens and permanent residents the invaluable opportunity to enjoy complimentary access to the museum. Through this initiative, the museum celebrates cultural diversity, fosters integration and provides a warm welcome to individuals who have recently arrived in Canada.

  • Access 2 Entertainment and Leisure Assistant Pass: Through these programs, the museum provides complimentary museum admission (including to feature exhibitions) for a personal attendant to assist a visitor with a disability or any other special needs.

  • Discounted Admission: To ensure everyone has the opportunity to experience the museum at low or no cost throughout the year, the museum hosts Community Days each January for admission by donation. 

  • Indigenous Access: The Royal BC Museum acknowledges its location on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum). As a part of our commitment to ensuring equity, inclusion, diversity and accessibility, visitors identifying as Indigenous receive complimentary access to the museum during regular operating hours.

  • Sensory-Sensitive Screenings at IMAX® Victoria: The theatre offers monthly sensory-sensitive screenings, intended for guests who find the immersive IMAX® experience prohibitive. In addition to low lighting and low volume throughout, the doors are left open and movement and discussion during the film is not restricted. Please check the Events Calendar to see a complete list of screenings.

  • Group Booking: This program is designed to create captivating and memorable museum experiences tailored for various groups including BC grade schools, youth organizations, and those seeking therapeutic and sensory-friendly visits. We understand the importance of providing engaging and educational opportunities for students, and our program aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world exploration.

  • Learning Programs: The museum offers a range of enriching learning programs that you can enjoy and participate in even if you don’t live in Victoria. There is a huge library of free online recordings as well as outreach boxes that are available for classrooms anywhere in BC. Additionally, the Learning Portal lets you listen, watch and read all kinds of stories from the museum.