History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get two adult memberships to the Museum of Vancouver (a $55 value).
The dual membership entitles each member to the following museum experiences:
- Unlimited admission to all exhibits for one year
- History galleries
- Special exhibitions
- MOV studio shows
- Exclusive invitation to special exhibition opening parties
- Monthly Curatorial Talk & Tours (exceptions apply)
- Newsletter featuring upcoming events
- 15 per cent off specially programmed events or series
- 15 per cent off H.R. MacMillan Space Centre admission
- One free guest pass<p>
|The Museum of Vancouver shepherds contemporary minds to the world of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with interactive, multimedia exhibits and an artifact collection that traces humanity’s journey to the 21st century. Members can immerse themselves in the burbling waters of history during any of the museum’s regular hours without worrying about calling ahead or launching a catapult full of RSVPs. Once at the facility, new members will want to engage in the civic conversation stoked by the recently opened exhibit [_Neon Vancouver||Ugly Vancouver_](http://gr.pn/uEJCnz). A permanent exhibit, The 50’s Gallery sweeps patrons into the post-war dreams of a city welcoming home soldiers, widening its streets for automobiles, and converting army helmets into soup bowls.|
In the artifact collection, marvel at objects that follow civilization’s technological and creative advances throughout history. The “Skytte” carved bowl captures the artistry and wonder of the Fraser Valley people of 5500 to 1500 years ago, and the fuzzy Expo Ernie stuffed toy depicts the famed robot mascot waving to the future and smiling at its newly acquired cotton heart. With regular lectures, reading, and dialogues posted on the calendar, members can learn ways to address issues facing local architecture, neighbourhoods, and energy conservation.
Museum of Vancouver
When the Museum of Vancouver was founded, its mission was to show Vancouverites the wonders of the world. But that all changed in 2009. Today, the museum's mission is to show the world the wonders of Vancouver using interactive exhibitions and programs that explore the city's past, present, and future.
- Feature Exhibition: Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver (through May 15) explores the hottest topics in Vancouver today—housing affordability, urban density, mobility, and public space. It invites people to discover surprising facts about the city and imagine what Vancouver might become.
- Eye Catcher: The museum's iconic building, which opened in 1968, resembles the woven-basket hats crafted by the region's First Nations peoples—it has since become one of the most recognizable points of the city's skyline.
- Permanent Mainstay: The City Before the City explores the Musqueam’s ancient landscape and living culture. Guests are encouraged to reflect upon Vancouver’s Aboriginal history as they view belongings, digital displays, and a series of recorded interviews with community members
- Don't Miss: MOV history galleries are filled with rare and unique artifacts including a 1955 Ford Fairlane, neon signs, a jukebox, and a myriad of interesting stories