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MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

2011 International Museum Day in Vancouver

Museums are important places celebrating history, nature, art and much more across the World. On May 18, 2011, countries across the globe will celebrate International Museum Day! Visit a local Museum in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland focusing on everything from Police memorabilia to biodiversity to canning to farm machinery! From Vancouver to interior British Columbia, there are dozens of Museums to explore on May 18th and throughout the year! Celebrate International Museum Day at a local Museum or one anywhere in the World!

Explore Greater Vancouver's many spectacular museums on International Museum Day on May 18, 2011!VANCOUVER
• BEATY BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM | May 18, 2011 | 11:00am - 5:00pm | Beaty Biodiversity Museum: 2212 Main Mall, UBC Campus, Vancouver (map) | Free | Celebrate International Museum Day at Vancouver's newest museum, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum with over 20,000 square feet of exhibits including an 80 foot blue whale skeleton. | Website

BURNABY
• BURNABY VILLAGE MUSUEM | May 7 - September 5, 2011 | Tues-Sat (& Holidays): 11:00am - 4:30pm | Burnaby Village Museum: 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby (map) | Free (Carousel Rides: $2.25) | Celebrating its 40th year, this 1920s village will open its doors for free in 2011! Come by to explore the buildings, see its historic displays, meet costumed townsfolk, ride the antique carousel and more! | Website

OTHER MUSEUMS TO EXPLORE IN GREATER VANCOUVER
• VANCOUVER POLICE MUSEUM | Mon-Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Vancouver Police Museum: 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver (map) | Free - $7 | Website
• MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER | Tues-Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Thurs: closes 8:00pm | Museum of Vancouver: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver (map) | $8 - $12 | Website
• VANCOUVER MARITIME MUSEUM | Tues-Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Vancouver Maritime Museum: 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver (map) | Free - $11 | Website
• OLD HASTINGS MILL STORE | Sat-Sun: 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Old Hastings Mill Store: 1575 Alma Road, Vancouver (map) | Donation
Celebrate International Museum Day on May 18, 2011 in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.• MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY | Tues-Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm; Tues: closes 9:00pm | Museum of Anthropology: 6393 Northwest Marine Drive, UBC Campus, Vancouver (map) | Free - $14 | Website
• PORT MOODY STATION MUSEUM | Sun-Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Port Moody Station Museum: 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody (map) | Donation ($2) | Website
• GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | Sun-Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site: 12138 4th Avenue, Steveston, Richmond (map) | Free - $7.80 | Website
• DELTA MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES | Tues-Sat: 10:00am - 4:30pm | Delta Museum and Archives: 4858 Delta Street, Ladner (map) | Donation | Website
• SURREY MUSEUM | Tues-Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm; Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm | 17710-56A Avenue, Surrey (map) | Free | Website
• FORT LANGLEY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | Sun-Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Fort Langley National Historic Site: 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley (map) | Free - $7.80 | Website
• BC FARM MACHINERY AND AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM | April 1 - October 10, 2011 | Sun-Sat: 10:00am - 4:30pm | 9131 King Street , Fort Langley (map) | Free - $6 | Website
• STAVE FALLS VISITORS CENTRE (POWERHOUSE AT STAVE FALLS | Sat-Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Stave Falls Visitors Centre: 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission (map) | Free - $6 | Website
• BRITANNIA MINE MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE | Sun-Sat: 9:00am - 4:30pm | Britannia Mine Museum: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach (map) | Free - $21.50 | Website






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