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Exhibition Companion Book Pre-Order

Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History is the bestselling companion book to the Orcas: Our Shared Future exhibition. Reserve your copy for pickup at the Royal BC Museum box office.

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You Can Help. Your support and generosity are deeply valued. Your donation helps the Museum fund exhibitions and learning programs, care for our collection and conduct environmental research. All of which are crucial to the vibrancy of our community, province and country.

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Art and Animals Series

Saturday morning workshop full series for kids ages 5-12! Dive into the natural world through fun artmaking activities. Join us each week for a new adventure.

IMAX: Saving Luna

Please note this is not an IMAX film but a remastered version of this timeless story from local filmmakers. - Luna, a baby killer whale, gets separated from his family. When he seeks contact with people, his life becomes a saga of love, conflict, laughter and drama, about the mysteries -- and the promise -- of friendship across forbidden boundaries. Saving Luna, a film honoured widely by festivals and critics, has been edited for the giant screen format by the original filmmakers, Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm. It includes new footage from Vancouver Island’s spectacular Nootka Sound and storytelling framed by reflections on a timeless true story of a little whale who, in the words of Mowachaht/Muchalaht elder Eugene Amos, touched the lives of everyone he met. Run time 42 min. CC. Rated G.

IMAX: 3D Great Bear Rainforest

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and giant screen theatres, and discover the land of the spirit bear. Run time 41 min. Rated G.

IMAX: Great Bear Rainforest

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Now, for the first time ever, experience this magical world in IMAX and giant screen theatres, and discover the land of the spirit bear. Run time 41min. Rated G.

IMAX: 3D Humpback Whales

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: Humpback Whales

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: 3D Antarctica

It is a land of mystery and yet what happens here affects every single one of us. With never-before seen footage, our story brings audiences to the farthest reaches of this wild and majestic continent. It is the coldest, driest and windiest place on Earth with the roughest oceans and yet, weird and wonderful creatures thrive here in astounding abundance. Antarctica is the perfect fit for the Giant Screen.

Using the latest underwater filming techniques, dive beneath sea ice, more than 6 feet thick, to experience the alien world of its seafloor - thousands of purple starfish scuttling to escape being entrapped by growing ice and elaborate jellyfish dancing a deadly dance. Swim alongside playful seals, soar above mountain peaks and vast penguin colonies and witness the largest congregation of fin and humpback whales ever filmed.

Although so remote from us, Antarctica and its surrounding Southern Ocean play a vital role for the entire planet, regulating ocean currents, sea levels and its wildlife-filled waters can absorb huge amounts of carbon. New science is revealing that dramatic changes are occurring and rapidly warming this pristine land of snow and ice. No one owns Antarctica but it will take global cooperation and collaboration to protect it and ensure the future health of our planet. Run time 45min. CC. Rated G.

IMAX: 3D Angkor: The Lost Empire of Cambodia

At the height of its power between the 9th and 15th centuries, Angkor was a resplendent city, considered the most extensive urban complex of the pre-industrial world. But by the late 16th century, the empire was in its death throes. The people of Angkor left not a single word explaining their kingdom's collapse. Come along this giant screen adventure to unveil the mysteries behind this lost jewel of Cambodia! Run time 39min. Rated G.

Museum & IMAX 3D 45-minute Film

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

Museum & IMAX 45-minute Film

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

Museum & IMAX 3D Hollywood Feature

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

Museum & IMAX Hollywood Feature

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

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