History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for museum admission for two (up to a $24 value)
- $20 for museum admission for four (up to a $48 value)
- $85 for a Junior Adventure at Sea Camp for one child aged 6–8, valid August 12–16 (a $175 value)
- $85 for a Senior Adventure at Sea Camp for one child aged 9–12, valid August 19–23 (a $175 value)
With each full museum admission, two children up to age 12 receive free museum admission; additional children receive admission for $5 apiece. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the Junior Adventure Sea Camp, kiddies learn the ways of pirates, carve a scrimshaw, and build sea creatures during arts and crafts sessions, educational tasks, and field trips. Senior Adventure Sea Camp participants try their hand at a number of crafts and education projects from the Junior session but also solve a ghostly puzzle as a detective during a Maritime Mystery activity. Camps take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday–Friday.
Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Children 12 and under are free.
Maritime Museum of BC
Docked inside British Columbia's former Supreme Court building in Bastion Square, the Maritime Museum of BC provides visitors with a bridge to the province's past through an affluent collection of nautical and legal treasures. More than 35,000 unique artifacts—plus 40,000 photographs—join forces to ferry eyes through history, including exhibits that showcase notable pirates, explorers, heritage vessels, and shipwrecks.
A fleet of three iconic sailboats has also dropped anchor beneath the museum's roof, and despite its age and creaky joints from years of playing pond hockey, the oldest operating birdcage elevator in North America still totes guests from floor to floor. Aside from its seafaring trove, the museum also runs public and school programs on topics such as immigration, pirates, women at sea, and the Canadian Coast Guard.