BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms

This new travelling exhibition, created by the Royal BC Museum, explores the science and practical uses of mushrooms today, highlighting some of the most fascinating of the 3,400 known species in the province.

BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms encourages visitors to learn more about BC mushrooms and their versality. It introduces a cross-section of different species—some familiar, some bizarre, some delicious and some deadly. Their lives are interwoven with every part of British Columbia ecosystems.

Mushrooms are not only a subject of scientific study but also a source of food, dyes, and medicine; and objects of ceremony and beauty. This exhibition delves into the many facets of these fabulous fungi.

Featuring interpretive graphic panels, 3D-printed mushroom models and foraging equipment, the exhibition facilitates visitors’ understanding of BC mushrooms and their many uses.

BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms was created in 2021 to accompany the Royal BC Museum’s popular new handbook, Mushrooms of British Columbia by Andy MacKinnon and Kem Luther—a comprehensive and practical guide suitable for both professional and amateur

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Watch as BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms is set up at the BC Forest Discovery Center


BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms travelling exhibition schedule:

January 20, 2023 to April 25, 2023 - All day

Visit BC's Marvellous Mushrooms at the Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre!

Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
January 20 to April 25, 2023
Sooke Region Museum…