Museums in VANCOUVER with kids

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

When it comes to museums in Vancouver, British Columbia, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Pacific Province city 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 Vancouver…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Science World

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    Kids AND adults can discover science and technology in a fun and hands-on way at this Vancouver world of science!

  • BC Sports Hall of Fame

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    Celebrate the best athletes and teams at the Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place in Vancouver. Kids can be inspired at this fascinating museum!

  • Art Works

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    (1 miles) 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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    (1 miles) 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.

  • Equinox Gallery

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    One of Vancouvers leading galleries, the Equinox Gallery was founded by Elizabeth Nichol in 1972.We work with collectors, consultants, and museum curators to build collections and are able to find ...

  • Circle Craft Shop and Gallery

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • Eagle Spirit Gallery

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    (1 miles) 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.

  • Contemporary Art Gallery

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    The Contemporary Art Gallery promotes knowledge and understanding of contemporary visual art through: exhibitions for varied audiences that address current issues in contemporary art and place the ...

  • Ayden Gallery

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    (1 miles) Vancouver

    Ayden Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in downtown Vancouver, exhibiting the work of both established and emerging artists.

  • Chinese Cultural Centre

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    (1 miles) 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 ...

  • HR MacMillan Space Centre

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    (2 miles) Vancouver

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

  • Museum Of Vancouver

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    (2 miles) Vancouver

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

  • Roedde House Museum

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    (2 miles) Vancouver

    Explore a uniquely restored heritage house in Vancouver, where the family can experience life as it was during Victorian times for a middle class, immigrant family. History comes to life!

  • Les Gallery

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    (3 miles) 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 ...

  • Presentation House Gallery

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    (4 miles) 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.

  • Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition

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    (4 miles) 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!

  • Burnaby Village Museum

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    (7 miles) 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 ...

  • Japanese Canadian National Museum

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    (7 miles) 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 ...

  • Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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    (10 miles) 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 ...

  • Surrey Museum

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    (20 miles) 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, ...

  • Canadian Museum of Flight

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    (25 miles) Langley

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

  • Langley Centennial Museum and National Exhibition Centre

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    (25 miles) 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 ...

  • Britannia Mine Museum

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    (25 miles) Britannia Beach

    Visit the once largest copper mine in the British Empire. Now, you can climb aboard a mine train, rumble through a tunnel and learn all about the history of mining, with fun hands-on activities too!

  • Brackendale Art Gallery Theatre

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    (35 miles) Brackendale

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

  • Cowichan Valley Museum

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    (43 miles) 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 ...

  • The Maritime Museum of BC

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    (59 miles) Victoria

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

  • Miniature World

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    (59 miles) 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!

  • Royal London Wax Museum

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    (59 miles) Victoria

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

  • Royal British Columbia Museum

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    (59 miles) 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 ...

  • Whistler Museum

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    (60 miles) Whistler

    Very educational but with a really kid friendly tone, plenty of interactive exhibits, kids' activity books and something rather intriguing called a Tickle Trunk!

  • Emily Carr House

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    (60 miles) 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 ...

  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

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    (60 miles) Whistler

    A cultural journey through traditions, art and history of Canada, with exhibitions, events and experiences.

  • West Coast Gallery

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    (60 miles) 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 ...

  • Comox Valley Art Gallery

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    (90 miles) 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.

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  • Playland Amusement Park

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    (4 miles) Vancouver

    Younger kids can enjoy over 11 gentle family rides including classic like merry go round, super slide and Honeybee Express. Older and braver types are spoilt for choice with 18 thrill seekers rides ...