Museums in British Columbia with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in British Columbia, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in The Pacific Province offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick!  Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in British Columbia…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Burnaby Village Museum

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    Burnaby

    Stroll down the streets of our 1920s BC Electric Railway tram stop community. Our village is a combination of heritage and replica buildings on a 10-acre site. Period costumed townsfolk welcome ...

  • Canadian Museum of Flight

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    Langley

    Explore the history of aviation at this fascinating museum in British Columbia, with cool collections of aircraft from nearly the last century!

  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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    Richmond

    One of BC's few historically intact canneries, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery commemorates the history of Canada's West Coast fishing industry from the 1870's to the present. Inside the massive wooden ...

  • Langley Centennial Museum and National Exhibition Centre

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    Fort Langley

    The Langley Centennial Museum currently maintains a collection of over 4,000 archival photographs, 8,500 objects, and 500 works of art. This collection, spanning hundreds of years, is a wonderful ...

  • Surrey Museum

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    Surrey

    There’s a full schedule of fun activities and exhibits to enjoy. Discover the permanent galleries. Learn a new craft or watch a demonstration in the Textile Centre. Pre schoolers also catered for, ...

  • Museum Of Vancouver

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    Vancouver

    A great museum to honour, inspire and educate all those who visit about the great city of Vancouver!

  • Royal British Columbia Museum

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    Victoria

    The Royal BC Museum is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world. Since 1886, we have been British Columbia's provincial museum, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of BC's ...

  • Miniature World

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    Victoria

    Unique Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the Famous Empress Hotel. Over 85 miniaturized dioramas for all ages to enjoy. Family-friendly fun!

  • Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

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    Williams Lake

    The Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin is dedicated to preserving and promoting this ranching heritage. It is the only museum in BC to focus on ranching and rodeo, and it honours both the cowboys of the ...

  • Petroglyph Gallery

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    Bella Coola

    Petroglyph Gallery is the home of authentic Nuxalk Art. Located in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada, Petroglyph Gallery houses a collection of Northwest Coast Native Art specializing in the art ...

  • Two Rivers gallery

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    Prince George

    Two Rivers Gallery is a vital centre for visual art in Prince George and the central interior of British Columbia, Canada.

  • Bella Coola Valley Museum

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    Bella Coola

    The Bella Coola Valley Museum (BCVM), owned and operated by the Bella Coola Valley Museum Society, was established in 1963 to outline the human history of the Bella Coola Valley from European Contact ...

  • Mackenzie and District Museum

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    Mackenzie

    Our museum showcases the heritage and people of Mackenzie and area. Our region has a rich cultural, social, and natural history that led to the development of Mackenzie in the 1960s as a community ...

  • Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum

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    Prince George

    Take a peek into the past on an 8 acre park-like setting. Historic Penny Station, railway and forestry, motive power, machinary and equipment; heritage fire hall, and BC Tel pioneers building, gift ...

  • Art Works

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    Vancouver

    Welcome to Art Works Gallery, one of Western Canada's most dynamic and exciting modern art venues. We represent contemporary Canadian and International artists working in a variety of mediums and ...

  • Bau Xi Gallery

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    Vancouver

    Bau-Xi Gallery typically exhibits and sells paintings but also deals with sculpture and print. Most of the artists are Canadian with a few Americans. Monthly exhibits rotate through the galleries.

  • Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre

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    Brackendale

    Art, culture and creativity for the whole family in the Squamish Valley! With gallery exhibits, concerts, workshops and theatre all waiting for you.

  • The Kootenay Gallery

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    Castlegar

    A public art gallery supporting a revolving selection of collections and exhibitions rotated between regional facilities to provide rural areas the same appreciative opportunities.

  • Dawson Creek Art Gallery

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    Dawson Creek

    The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is a public gallery dedicated to the presentation, interpretation and advancement of the Visual Arts.

  • Comox Valley Art Gallery

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    Courtenay

    The Comox Valley Art Gallery is a non-profit society dedicated to providing a venue for, and increasing awareness of local, national, and international fine art within our community.

  • Kamloops Art Gallery

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    Kamloops

    The Kamloops Art Gallery is the principal Gallery for the visual arts in the Southern Interior of British Columbia. The Gallery is committed to the belief that art is an essential part of the human ...

  • Kelowna Art Gallery

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    Kelowna

    One of Canada’s most respected public art galleries, this expansive facility offers four exhibition spaces as well as two classrooms. While the gallery serves the Central Okanagan Valley with a ...

  • West Coast Gallery

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    Whistler

    West Coast Gallery is a retail Whistler Art Gallery located in the beautiful resort of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. West Coast Gallery's founder, Bill MacGillivary, wanted to introduce to ...

  • HR MacMillan Space Centre

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    Vancouver

    Explore the wonders of the Universe at this Vancouver space centre, with observatory and planetarium!

  • The Maritime Museum of BC

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    Victoria

    he Maritime Museum of BC offers a wide array of informative public, educational and outreach programs.

  • Royal London Wax Museum

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    Victoria

    Royal London Wax Museum, a collection of more than 200 highly authentic wax models of famous people.

  • Circle Craft Shop and Gallery

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    Vancouver

    Circle Craft is a unique organization, dedicated to the promotion of fine quality craft, following a heritage of guilds and associations hundreds of years old. Circle Craft is dedicated to ...

  • Les Gallery

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    Vancouver

    LES Gallery opened its glass doors in Fall 2004 to the lower east side's welcoming arms. With a space that barely spans over 500 square feet, proprietor and curator Lisa Giroday has given Canadian ...

  • Eagle Spirit Gallery

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    Vancouver

    Eagle Spirit Gallery has been showcasing and promoting the work of the First Nations people for close to 20 years and is now the largest gallery in Vancouver to sell Canadian First Nations art.

  • Presentation House Gallery

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    North Vancouver

    Presentation House is the largest non-profit photographic gallery in Western Canada. We have offered a variety of contemporary and historical photographic and media exhibitions since 1981.

  • Emily Carr House

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    Victoria

    Emily Carr is one of Canada's greatest and most loved artists. Feeling a spiritual connection with her subjects, Emily Carr painted both the landscape and native villages of Western Canada in a ...

  • Chinese Cultural Centre

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    Vancouver

    The Chinese Cultural Centre of Vancouver was founded in 1973 with the support of the government and of 53 community organizations along with that of many enthusiastic individuals. We promote and ...

  • Cowichan Valley Museum

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    Duncan

    The Cowichan Historical Society owns and operates the Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives and is mandated to collect, preserve and interpret the history and heritage of the Cowichan Valley. Come and ...

  • Japanese Canadian National Museum

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    Burnaby

    The Japanese Canadian National Museum is situated at the corner of Kingsway and Sperling in Burnaby, BC. The museum officially opened on September 22, 2000 with its inaugural exhibit, Reshaping ...

  • Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition

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    Vancouver

    The largest privately-owned motorcycle collection in Canada with over 250 motorcycles form more than 50 manufactures. Pretty impressive for all those mini motor loving kids!