Museum of Anthropology at UBC

6393 Northwest Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC - V6T 1Z2

Type: History Museums
(604) 822-5087
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(The Museum is currently undergoing temporary closure for seismic upgrades and building improvements. The closure began on January 15, 2023, and is expected to reopen in June 2024.)

Welcome to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a captivating institution situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in Vancouver, Canada. This museum stands as a hub of cultural exploration, dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich indigenous heritage of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson, the museum's building itself is a work of art, with a design that complements the surrounding landscape and reflects the cultural significance of the artifacts housed within. As you enter, you are greeted by the iconic Great Hall, featuring towering totem poles and intricate indigenous carvings that offer a glimpse into the rich artistic traditions of the First Nations peoples.

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) holds an extensive collection of indigenous art and cultural artifacts, with a particular emphasis on the diverse cultures of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Exhibits showcase a wide range of items, including intricately carved masks, ceremonial regalia, and contemporary indigenous artwork, providing visitors with a comprehensive understanding of the region's cultural evolution.

One of the museum's unique features is the Multiversity Galleries, where visitors can explore visible storage, allowing for a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's vast collection. The dynamic and evolving exhibits often include contemporary perspectives, fostering a dialogue between tradition and modernity.

In addition to its permanent collections, the MOA frequently hosts temporary exhibits, educational programs, and cultural events that further enrich the visitor experience. These initiatives highlight the ongoing contributions of indigenous communities to art, culture, and society.

The Museum of Anthropology at UBC serves as a bridge between the academic world and the broader community, fostering a deeper understanding of the cultural diversity that shapes the Canadian landscape. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a student of anthropology, or someone eager to explore the vibrant traditions of indigenous peoples, the MOA invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the rich tapestry of human culture in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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Opening Hours Friday to Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fees $18 — Adults
$16 — Students & Seniors (65+)
$47 — Family (2 adults + 1-4 children 18 & under)
$10 — Thursday Evenings (5–9 pm)
Free — MOA Members
Free — Children 6 & Under
Free — UBC Students, Staff & Faculty
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