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September 25, 2021

On Saturday, September 25 the museum is hosting a Meet the Museum outreach event in the community of Colwood where we will engage with families who are out and about in the Colwood area with some fun activities and introduce (or reintroduce) them to the museum.


Activities take place at three different locations:

10 – 11 a.m. – Juan de Fuca Library

12 – 1 p.m. – Ocean Boulevard / Esquimalt Lagoon

2 – 3 p.m. – Royal Beach Park (Metchosin Rd south of Esquimalt Lagoon)


There will be two core activities at each site, and one featured activity at each location.

Core: Trivia! Players spin the wheel, answer a question about the museum and archives and collect a prize for their efforts.

Core: The Natural History Collection! Players try to guess the eight natural history collections represented by a specimen from each collection. Sort the collections from largest to smallest and learn about each specimen in the collection.

Royal Beach Park: Mammoth! The Royal Beach Park sandpits are the discovery site of a mammoth tooth.  A replica of the tooth and an actual mammoth tusk will be on display for visitors to see and learn about.

Juan de Fuca Library: History Mystery! Players try to guess the purpose of objects from B.C.’s past.

Ocean Boulevard: Birds! Neat facts and information for visitors with a Q&A opportunity.

For more information:

  • Request for Qualifications

    June 24-Sept. 8, 2021
    Collections and Research Building, Colwood

    The B.C. government is inviting bidders to submit their qualifications to design and build the Royal BC Museum’s Collections and Research Building.

    The request for qualifications (RFQ) was issued on June 24, 2021 and begins the procurement process. For more information and to access the RFQ documents, go to BC Bid. The deadline to apply is Sept. 8, 2021.

    Read the information bulletin.

    If you have any question, please contact

  • Site Preparation

    October 2020- Ongoing

    Collections and Research Building, Colwood

    Gablecraft Homes is preparing the site for construction, including bringing in engineered fill to support the future building.  Gablecraft Homes will also be constructing new roadways to extend Ryder Hesjedal Way through to Metchosin Road.

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