Some human creations—such as government bonds, blood feuds, and Harrison Ford—only get better with age. Reap the benefits of time well-passed with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two adult admissions to the Museum of Vancouver (up to a $24 value). Visitors may also redeem their Groupon for one adult and one children's ticket, though regular admission is $8 for children and is free for children younger than 5.
Museum of Vancouver draws visitors into its century-old trove dedicated to the city and committed to inspiring dialogue about the city's past, present, and future. Adult duos gain admission to the museum's permanent and shifting exhibitions, which focus on Vancouver's history, culture, and precocious childhood. Witness a museum collaboration with the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society for Bhangra.me: Vancouver's Bhangra Story, which runs through October 23. Collecting oral histories, costumes, instruments, pictures, movies, and bottling dance moves from local artists, the exhibit showcases the history and identity politics of the city's South Asian dancers. Vancouver’s not-so-distant past comes to life in You Say You Want A Revolution, which recounts the political parries of 1960s activists and takes visitors through a recreated communal house, beckoning Vancouverites to look for familiar faces in historical footage. Grouponers also get 25% off the price of museum membership (full adult price of $38), which grants unlimited admission, special events and exhibit openings, and discounts on family and public programs throughout the year.
Other permanent displays, such as Boom, Bust and War and The 50's Gallery, recite the city's tales from the 1920s through the 1950s alongside contemporary recreations in Smell-O-Vision. Museum of Vancouver also houses collections archiving local history, 20th-century archaeology, the culture and art of First Nations peoples, and a peppering of global artifacts. Check the calendar for upcoming presentations, performances, and themed baby showers related to the museum's current exhibits.
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