Saturday, June 15, 2019
Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat
Learn about local bald eagles while viewing them in their natural habitat. Representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation will present examples of the Foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles.
This station will include a full screen display from Hancock Foundation's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles.
Free with admission to the museum.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Perspectives on the solstice
Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself! Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.
In honour of the longest day of the year, these two organizations will open the doors of their unique building for an engaging partnership event filled with activities, lectures, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, food and so much more.
Grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where you will learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.
TICKETS: $25 early bird tickets until June 14th, regular $30.
Choose between either the 7:00pm, 8:30pm or 10:00pm planetarium show when purchasing your tickets.
Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2019
WEAVING CULTURAL IDENTITIES
Vancouver Biennale, in partnership with Museum of Vancouver, present Weaving Cultural Identities a multipurposed project that brings Indigenous and Islamic communities together in a collaborative exploration of weaving traditions and histories.
As an extension of the first phase of Weaving Cultural Identities, Threads Through Time six renowned Musqueam and Squamish weavers were invited to engage in conversations on ways in which land has been colonized, shared and demarcated. Through these reflections, the weavers have created five individual, unique 8 x 4 feet panels which serve to channel their experience of the land and the voices of their ancestors. Inspired by this dialogue and in honoring these experiences, a team of weavers from the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations working with jacquard weavers and a designer collaborated to create a large border which will hold these panels together. Ultimately a 31 x 15-foot rug will be created as a symbol and product of this intercommunity exchange.
In the days leading up to the June 27th Biennale public opening in Vanier Park, the varied yet unified parts of this rug will come together in a stitching ceremony at Museum of Vancouver between 24th and 27th June 2019. The weavers and other textile artists will engage in free-form dialogue whilst joining together these individual stories, in celebration of our differences as well as commonalities.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Happy Hour Choir Series YVR Pop Choir and Highs and Lows
Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic Joyce Walley Room. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset!
Pay What You Can at the door ($10+ suggested donation).
First come, first served seating arrangement.
Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Seniors Day at mov!
The first Tuesday of every month is $5 admission for seniors (65+).
Marvel at the luxuries brought to Vancouver in the early 1900s like furniture, cars, and attire. Visit a retro beauty parlour, explore historic childhood memorabilia, and learn about the successful Asahi baseball team.
Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a Ford Fairlane, and play the jukebox in a classic Vancouver diner, complete with vintage pop bottles and neon signs!
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Medicine Card Workshop
Join Squamish First Nation artist Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, in an expressive, culturally enriching art workshop for those with a mindful, creative outlook and an interest in learning.
Medicine Cards are personal expressive artifacts that help people heal and build self-esteem through a creative process. This workshop is for those who want to enjoy a creative activity while engaging in conversation about finding more balance in their lives. Melanie Rivers will lead you through steps to create your own personalized set of Medicine Cards. She will additionally share wellness teachings from her Squamish culture.
Admission: $60 General Admission, *$50 MOV Members.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Sen̓áḵw Walking Tour
Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Sen̓áḵw — a place in the City of Vancouver with some stories not often told or known.
In 1913, the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia coerced and removed the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) families living in the community of Sen̓áḵw (near present day Kitsilano Point/Vanier Park) to make way for the growth of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver continues to occupy the unsurrendered land, but in 2001 the Squamish Nation won a historic court settlement for a return of 23% of the original property they were allocated by the Federal government in 1901.
The lives and stories of the families and what happened following their forced eviction is not well known or told.
On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.
In partnership with Indian Summer Festival.