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IMAX: Mysteries of the Unseen World

Special Screening - Too fast, too slow, too small - you won't believe your eyes.

Mysteries of the Unseen World takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.

Using innovative high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy and nanotechnology, audiences are transported to the enthralling secret world of nature, events and breathtaking phenomena not visible to the naked eye.

Travel to places you have never been before, to see things beyond your normal vision, yet literally right in front of your eyes. Here science, discovery and exploration will burst from the screen to captivate you. Visually stunning and rooted in cutting-edge research, Mysteries of the Unseen World will leave you enthralled as you begin to understand the enormity of the world you cannot see. Running time: 45 min. Rated G

IMAX: 3D A Beautiful Planet - French

Special French Screening - A bord de de la Station Spatiale Internationale, la planète Terre prend une autre dimension et la vie un autre sens. Run Time 40 min. Rated G

 

IMAX: 3D Humpback Whales

Special Screening - Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor, Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.

Captured for the first time with IMAX® cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a slow but remarkable recovery. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year. Rated G. Run Time 45 min.

IMAX: Rocky Mountain Express

Special Screening - Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation's first transcontinental railway. 45 min, Rated G

IMAX: Flight of the Butterflies

Special Screening - The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known.

Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of real butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico. With breathtaking cinematography, be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the monarchs  secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies.

Museum & IMAX 45-minute Film

Purchase this combination for the Royal BC Museum exhibits and one IMAX 45-minute film.

Museum & IMAX 3D 45-minute Film

Purchase this combination for the Royal BC Museum exhibits and one IMAX 3D 45-minute film.

Museum & IMAX Hollywood Feature

This combination includes the Royal BC Museum exhibits and one IMAX Feature length film.

Museum & IMAX 3D Hollywood Feature

Purchase this combination for the Royal BC Museum exhibits and one IMAX 3D Hollywood Feature film.

Camp Care

Registered campers who need care before and/or after regular camp times of 9:00am - 4:00pm may sign up. To register for camp care, complete your camp registration first and then select "Continue Ordering" before you finish your order.

Spring Break Camp: Focus on Nature

Aspiring shutterbugs can develop their skills by participating in this photography-inspired camp. Campers will learn about photo composition and storytelling, venture to Beacon Hill Park to capture dynamic nature shots and explore the Royal BC Museum’s natural history collection, as well as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Egypt: Time Travel Camp

Great pharaohs like Khufu and Tutankhamun are iconic in our understanding of Ancient Egyptian culture. But what about regular people – did they have a role in building such a powerful society? Of course they did. Each individual played an important part in the foundation of the Egyptian civilization, from constructing the pyramids to farmland maintenance. Join us this summer to travel back in time and discover the ancient world, with the exhibition Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs as our portal.

Egypt: Thinking Like an Archaeologist Camp

Explore Ancient Egypt through the eyes of archaeologists. Campers will engage in hands-on activities and games, fun field trips and conversations with guest speakers while learning how archaeologists use artifacts and architecture to understand past lives, all with the exhibition Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs. Can you dig it?

Egypt Adult Day Camp

Camps aren’t just for kids! Reawaken your inner child and explore the Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibition in the summer-camp-inspired workshop for grown-ups. Sneak behind the scenes, meet knowledgeable staff, make connections with our feature exhibition and core galleries, and explore through hands-on activities. Pack a lunch, ditch the kids and bring a friend for a day camp like no other.

Teacher Professional Development

Looking for an engaging field trip? Wondering how you can use the museum to enrich your classrooms? Join us for a day-long professional development workshop for current and aspiring educators. Build an awareness of cultural diversity and protocols, discover curricular connections to our collections and galleries, and learn how to incorporate museum thinking in the classroom.

Exploring the BC Archives with the Victoria Genealogical Society

Join the Victoria Genealogy Society on their tour of the BC Archives. This workshop and behind-the-scenes look into the Archives’ collections will give seasoned genealogists new tools for researching their family history. Participants will be given an introduction to the BC Archives’ catalogue before delving into court, prison, institution, and coroner’s records, as well as genealogical gems like the Pioneer Medallions applications.

Home Learners Series

In this Home Learners block, we'll dig deep into the natural history collection, investigating the people and things that help tell the story of British Columbia. Home Learners will also have an opportunity to make their own collection and tell their own story.

Museum Happy Hour

Drink, eat, meet and explore. Join us after work on Thursdays for themed happy hours in our permanent galleries.

 

Photo Camp for Adults

Day long photography workshop with Sam Rose Phillips and Shane Lighter

Mystery, Majesty and the Mundane in New Kingdom Egypt

Objects from the feature exhibition Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs will be used as a starting point to explore a fascinating era in Egypt's golden age.

 

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