Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Royal BC Museum

Although this photo is a few years old, it’s one of my favourites!

My son and I attended a fundraiser for the Royal BC Museum and we had the great pleasure of visiting with CEO Jack Lohman.

I absolutely love this Museum and so I was very excited when we heard from Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare today that it’s going to be 1/2 price all Summer!

Here is the announcement:

People from around British Columbia will be able to enjoy the wonders of the Royal BC Museum for less this summer.

“Now that we’re into Phase 3, I am encouraging British Columbians to explore the sights and attractions our province has to offer,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “To give people a safe, affordable, family-centred experience, we’re providing half-price entry to the Royal BC Museum all summer.”

Beare announced the extension of half-price admission through Sept. 7, 2020, while visiting with her family. She said she was impressed with the many safety measures in place to protect visitors while they enjoy the museum’s galleries.

“We’re pleased to welcome visitors back as we continue to reopen in stages in the coming months,” said Jack Lohman, CEO, Royal BC Museum. “As British Columbians explore their province this summer, they can feel confident the Royal BC Museum will provide them with an engaging, safe museum experience.”

The Royal BC Museum is reopening in phases to ensure people’s health and safety:
June 19: Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Natural History gallery opened
Aug. 1: The First Peoples gallery also opens
Sept. 7: Becoming BC gallery (full museum) opens
Since reopening to the public on June 19, 2020, more than 3,500 people have visited the Royal BC Museum.
Quick Facts:
The Royal BC Museum has taken steps to protect people’s health, including:
changing its hours of operation, including closing on Wednesdays, for enhanced cleaning;
reserving the first hour daily (10 to 11 a.m.) for visits by seniors, vulnerable people and first responders;
booking tickets with timed entries to space out people in the galleries; and
installing new signage and pathways to allow for physical distancing and flow.

Learn more about the museum’s new protocols and how to get a timed ticket: