The museums are closed, but there's still plenty of ways to get your history fix. The Royal BC Museum's online treasure trove of content can keep you entertained for weeks, whether you're a history buff or not. From dinosaur drawing lessons to a mind-blowing amount of free content to explore, you'll never be bored when staying at home.
Ever find something online that's so expansive and amazing you feel bad you're getting it for free? That's what it's like to explore the secrets of this museum from your laptop.
With their doors closed, they've worked hard to transition their thousands of displays and generations of knowledge online, and you don't have to pay a cent.
From checking out their "sacred beetle" collection from all angles to taking a dive into your own family history with their genealogy archives, their rabbit hole will have you fascinated for hours.
You can even hang out with their staff every Tuesday and Thursday for deep dives into strange and interesting topics. Example: on Thursday, April 2, they dove into the deep sea and all the weird and wonderful creatures that live there.
For the kid in you, join their free zoom activities every Wednesday for a new surprise. On Wednesday, April 1, viewers were treated to a dinosaur drawing class by Victoria Arbour, the scientist who discovered the very dinosaur they were drawing.
Drawing Dinosaurs with @VictoriaArbour, today at 11:00 AM PDT 🦕🦕🦕https://t.co/NTgJUaIiWN— Royal BC Museum (@Royal BC Museum)1585758162.0
Or, if you'd rather explore by yourself, their "100 Objects of Interest" display lives up to its name.
From preserved giant squids to ancient artifacts forgotten by time, there's just so much to discover.
While the museum is closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, you can still engage with us online. We've created a new w… https://t.co/6hbIxKhJ6b— Royal BC Museum (@Royal BC Museum)1585333865.0
This isn't the only place in the province that you can check out from your couch.
The Vancouver Art Gallery has online portals that let you see some of their most-loved exhibits.
Or, if you're not the artsy type, zoos all across the country are doing live streams of your favourite animals so you'll never miss a moment with your fuzzy friends.
News that’s fit to print. One of our staff is building face shields on a 3D printer in his basement. He’s part of… https://t.co/6PyDlNftu3— Royal BC Museum (@Royal BC Museum)1585772647.0
If you find yourself cooped up indoors all day, then you can take a trip to Victoria, B.C. to see one of the province's most spectacular museums. You never know what you'll find around the next corner.