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675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada

February 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit

February 15, 2019 - March 24, 2019
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free – $17.00

February 15 – March 24, 2019 Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. Now in its 54th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each…

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Live at Lunch: Reading the Fossil Tea Leaves

February 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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By donation

Reading the fossil tea leaves: New perspectives from BC’s Eocene floras British Columbia is blessed with much natural beauty, but also has a superb record of ancient life in the form of fossils of animals and the plant life that made up the forests that covered the landscape millions of years ago. During the Eocene epoch, about 50 million years ago, British Columbia was at about the same latitude as it is today, but was much warmer than it is…

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Royal BC Museum: Fieldtrippers

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every 3 months that begins at 1:00pm on day 24 of the month, repeating until February 24, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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$5

Join us for themed outdoor field trips led by museum staff and community collaborators. Wear suitable footwear and be prepared for rain. By donation. Suggested $5 per person See website for details      

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Wonder Sunday: Geology and Geography

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free with admission or membership

Both geology and geography describe the overall physical shape of the world. Learn about the science behind geology, as well as global geography and features like lakes, volcanoes, and mountains. Leave the museum knowing more about the environment in which you live and with plentiful information to use in your future travels. This event will take place on the second floor.

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Unexplored Highlights of the Royal BC Museum

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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$150.00

Join us on a four-part adult learning program as we dive deep into our world-class collections of art, photography, archaeology, paleontology, marine and terrestrial life, and much more, with the kind of access usually reserved for researchers and scientists.

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March 2019

Photography Workshop for Adults

March 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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$45.00

Unleash your inner wildlife photographer at our day-long workshop. You’ll learn how to take better photographs under the guidance of the museum's own photographer, Shane Lighter, and professional wildlife photographer Jess Findly (a 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist). You’ll spend time in the classroom and in the field, so bring your camera and dress appropriately. Lunch is not included. Suitable for beginners to advanced intermediates

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Wonder Sunday: Wildlife Photography

March 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free with admission or membership

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife photographer at these fun afternoon programs. We'll have discussions, examining various photographs and their backstories. Appreciate the effort and determination it takes to be a photographer, and perhaps snap the perfect shot yourself. This event will take place on the second floor.

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Live at Lunch: A Grey Whale Tale

March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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By donation

Find out what's happening at the museum and archives in these monthly talks featuring curators, staff and researchers. A Grey Whale Tale Dr. Gavin Hanke, curator of vertebrates, will reveal the details of our newest mega-acquisition — a Grey Whale skeleton. Its journey has been a long one, from flensing and burying to exhuming and power washing and transport to the museum. About the speaker:  Gavin Hanke joined the Royal BC Museum in 2004 after working at the Manitoba Museum and…

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Wonder Sunday: Wildlife Photography

March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free with admission or membership

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife photographer at these fun afternoon programs. We'll have discussions, examining various photographs and their backstories. Appreciate the effort and determination it takes to be a photographer, and perhaps snap the perfect shot yourself. This event will take place on the second floor.

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World Water Day

March 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free – $15.00

A Celebration Day for Water You are invited to join us for a day of reflection, consideration and celebration of water and take part in one or all three of the events being offered. Event Schedule 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Water and Me 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Spine of the Mother, Dance Performance 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Workshop with Raven Spirit Dance Water and Me: A Reflection on Water 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Newcombe Conference Hall Reflect on water through film, sound…

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Wonder Sunday: Wildlife Photography

March 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free with admission or membership

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife photographer at these fun afternoon programs. We'll have discussions, examining various photographs and their backstories. Appreciate the effort and determination it takes to be a photographer, and perhaps snap the perfect shot yourself. This event will take place on the second floor.

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Researching the Klondike Gold Rush Steamers: Of Archives, Shipwrecks & Legends

March 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free – $5.00

Guest Speaker: Robert D. (Bob) Turner, Curator Emeritus, Royal BC Museum; heritage consultant, photographer and author. The great Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s and the subsequent rushes to Nome, Fairbanks and other Alaska strikes brought gold seekers to the Pacific Coast from all over the world. To reach the Klondike in the Yukon, hundreds of small boats and dozens of steam-powered paddle wheelers were built and taken to the Yukon River. Subsequently, river steamers became the life-lines of…

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Wonder Sunday: Wildlife Photography

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free with admission or membership

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife photographer at these fun afternoon programs. We'll have discussions, examining various photographs and their backstories. Appreciate the effort and determination it takes to be a photographer, and perhaps snap the perfect shot yourself. This event will take place on the second floor.

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Wonder Sunday: Wildlife Photography

March 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9W2 Canada
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Free with admission or membership

Learn what it takes to be a wildlife photographer at these fun afternoon programs. We'll have discussions, examining various photographs and their backstories. Appreciate the effort and determination it takes to be a photographer, and perhaps snap the perfect shot yourself. This event will take place on the second floor.

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