Self-Guided Museum Visit

Last updated on
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
Experience type: 
Program Description

Visit the Museum on your own. Gallery resource materials are available to support and enhance your self-directed exploration.

Self-guided visits can take place in our Vancouver History Galleries and/or our featured exhibits.The following temporary exhibits will be featured in 2020/2021:

  1. Haida Now 
  2. A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia (open Nov 19th)
  3. Cesna?em: The City Before The City
  4. Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver
Big Ideas
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.
  • Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups.
  • Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.
  • Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • COVID Precautions
    We have put everything in place to make you feel comfortable and safe while exploring our galleries as a group. - Timed ticketing is being used to manage the number of visitors at any one time. Maximum group size is 14 at one time. Special arrangements can be made for groups over 14 participants, please contact us. - Online quizzes available to enhance your visit, in order to eliminate paper products exchanges. -Payments processed online by credit card only to limit contact on site. - Markers and signage within the museum to remind visitors to keep a 2-metre distance from each other. - Select features of some exhibitions are disabled (hands-on, interactive features). - All MOV Visitor Services staff and educators are wearing face masks or face shields as a precaution. - Hand sanitization stations are available within the galleries and guests are encouraged to wash hands upon arrival. - Building Service Workers (BSW) and our Visitor Service team members are performing increased cleaning of washrooms and high touch points throughout the day. - Any visitors who are unwell or display symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay home and refrain from visiting the museum. - The wearing of face masks while visiting MOV is strongly encouraged. more information:
    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Days Offered: 
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    Discounted rate for groups of 10 to 14 participants (chaperones included):

    • Elementary and secondary students (age 18 and uder) : $50 (tax not applicable) per group

    • Post-secondary students (age over 18), adults and seniors : $100.00 (+5% GST) per group