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Museum of Anthropology

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Never fails to amaze!

This is my third or fourth time to MOA and it gets better every time as I learn more between trips... read more

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jmdevries
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Bedford, Texas
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Amazing museum

I have missed this museum on previous trips and finally got there. Bus 44 dropped us very near... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet R
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Toronto, Canada
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Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world. See magnificent Indigenous carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. Admire...more
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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is my third or fourth time to MOA and it gets better every time as I learn more between trips. The Bill Reid carving of “The Raven and the First Men” is phenomenal. Lots of history and education about Pacific Islands and Asia and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jmdevries
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have missed this museum on previous trips and finally got there. Bus 44 dropped us very near, caught it on Burrard below Dunsmuir. It is stunning and seeing the Bill Reid sculpture on creation alone is worth the trip.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Janet R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We participated in the 2 p.m. tour given by a highly competent volunteer or the main collection of regional indigenous culture. The tour was highly informative and captivating. The guide pointed out that the museum will be undergoing renovation soon to improve earthquake protection, but...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bighack
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is awe inspiring to see the relics from so many places. Our ancestors left many articles which speaks to our development. I especially enjoyed the puppet area. The many story’s and the puppets displayed. The dish room was interesting and I learned several new...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was simply overwhelming, the amount of stuff to see. Tons and tons of goodies. The museum is very well lay'd out and it nicely kept. They have so many things that are very intriguing too, especially the local culture of old. My daughter (17...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank poncacityok
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Remarkable venue and must go to place In Vancouver. The collection is outstanding as is its presentation. Location is stunning. Need time to go through drawers of artifacts.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 845larryg
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were overwhelmed by the setting for the Museum built around the amazing collection of First Nation and other works of art and craft from around the world. Allow plenty of time to fully appreciate the wealth of materials. Small coffee shop on site, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John and Freda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Japanese Garden then stepped across the street to the Museum of Anthropology. What a wonderful place, it exceeded my expectations. We took the outdoor tour and the indoor tour. the docents were very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Be sure to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3-4 hours at the MOA; this was barely enough time to see the exhibits, if one takes their time. Martin, a docent, was knowledgeable and we learned a lot from him. Would definitely return; this is a don't miss museum!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JEZACA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done! BC and Canadian Native Heritage as well as many other countries many artifacts and cultures. A serene experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
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antoniobB3504GR
November 19, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline C | Reviewed this property |
There are express buses to UBC, use the Translink app to plan your journey. You simply type in your location and destination and desired time, and it gives you all the information. Avoid rush hour on the buses, though, if... More
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antoniobB3504GR
November 19, 2018|
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Response from jamescT9787VF | Reviewed this property |
We took the 44 bus from waterfront station, took about 30 minutes and a 10 minute walk.
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BizTraveller10
October 18, 2018|
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Response from KMfromMA | Reviewed this property |
We did not. We just had to wait 30 minutes for the tour to begin. No problem as that gave us a little time to explore.
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