Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Today, we did the Treasures Exhibition at the Royal BC Museum. It was billed as an event that should inspire wonder and curiosity. It was that and more! The 300 plus amazing artifacts were organized in seven geographic sections - Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Americas and the Modern World. The exhibit starts with an African hand axe that is more than 1.5 million years old! There was a 3000 year old Egyptian mummy, a large metal shield from the Bronze Age, artwork from Picasso, Rembrandt and others, a replica of the security towers built along the great wall of China, a gold astrolabe, and so much more. The exhibit shows how the world has come together and apart throughout the centuries. Each exhibit is explained in detail. In the middle of the exhibit is an area called the Enlightenment Gallery where you can get hands on with many items and computers. It is excellent for explorers of all ages. The museum did an fantastic job of creating this exhibit. Like others it has presented, it is world-class. Be sure you don't miss the North American premiere of this very special event!
The companion show in the Imax Theatre, Journey to Mecca is a story about Ibn Battuta, who in 1325 began an epic journey to Mecca, the historical centre of Islam. It is an incredible story of an incredible man, who travelled the world. There is an area of the Moon named after Battuta. It is very well done and quite a cultural eye-opener. Check it out.
If you want more information about the Museum and Imax, read our Travel Magazine Article.
Monday, June 22, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009
You can find the centre web site at Vanisle Tourism Click Here
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Are you coming to Victoria this summer and bring the kids? Well if so, be sure to check out the summer camps at the Royal BC Museum. The camps are called Camp Treasures and are designed for children age 8-12. .
Every summer vacation should uncover at least one treasure. At the Royal BC Museum, you kids will discover many Treasures. As the youngest members of the human tribe, your children will connect with the history that makes us all so special. Plenty of room for inquiry – and plenty of space for activity – makes for a memorable vacation experience.
Three different dates to choose from: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. ‐ 4 p.m. (July 13 ‐ 17, July 27 ‐ 31 and Aug. 10 ‐ 14).
COST: $200/week (regular)
$180/week (Annual Pass Holders)
Each camp includes:
*visits to the feature exhibition Treasures: The World’s Cultures from the British Museum, where amazing artifacts from around the world await discovery;
*explorations of the museum’s permanent galleries – Natural History, Modern History and First Peoples;
*behind‐the‐scenes tours of the museum, where campers will see hidden artifacts, meet curators and the Royal BC Museum’s special effects crew and discover how museums work;
*learn how to wrap a mummy (!);
*crack the hieroglyphic code – and write secret messages;
*play games that children around the world have played for thousands of years.
All supplies for arts and activities are provided. Your camper only needs to bring lunch and snacks for the day. Before‐ and After‐Camp Care is available at an extra cost. For more information click here and then click on Royal BC Museum