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Moonlight & Magic

The museum will be open from 5:00pm to 8:30pm for Courtenay’s 2023 Moonlight and Magic event on Friday, November 17th. Walk the streets of Courtenay and enjoy events, music, food, and shops open later than usual. Admission to the museum will be by donation while our hours extend into the evening for the public.

2023-11-15T10:57:09-08:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: Museum Events, Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Moonlight & Magic

Last Chance – BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms Exhibit

The Royal BC Museum’s wildly popular travelling exhibit, BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms, will be moving on to its next location in December. Its last day here will be Saturday, December 9th, so be sure to come by to learn about our fascinating fungi before it’s gone.

2023-11-07T20:31:29-08:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Museum Exhibit, Museum News|Comments Off on Last Chance – BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms Exhibit

Remembrance Day Exhibit

In commemoration of the family, friends, and loved ones lost in the line of duty, the museum will have a temporary Remembrance Day exhibit in the second floor gallery until November 10th. The museum will be closed on Saturday, November 11th.

2023-11-07T10:56:15-08:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Museum Exhibit, Museum News, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Remembrance Day Exhibit

Elasmosaur Named B.C.’s Official Fossil

Eighty million thanks from the Courtenay and District Museum to the Heritage Branch and the British Columbia Palaeontological Alliance for this public voting process and to all those who voted for the Puntledge River elasmosaur discovered by Mike Trask in 1988 to become a provincial symbol.

2023-10-27T11:47:53-07:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Museum News, Paleontology, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Elasmosaur Named B.C.’s Official Fossil

Remembrance Day Exhibit

In commemoration of the family, friends, and loved ones lost in the line of duty, the museum will have a temporary Remembrance Day exhibit in the second floor gallery from October 21st until November 10th. The museum will be closed on Saturday, November 11th.

2023-10-24T15:48:16-07:00October 24th, 2023|Categories: Museum Exhibit, Museum News|Comments Off on Remembrance Day Exhibit

Women’s History Month 2023

In recognition of Women’s History Month this October, we thank and celebrate women and girls, past and present, who continue to shape the Comox Valley, the coast and beyond. For this year’s national theme, Through Her Lens: Celebrating the Diversity of Women, here are three examples of community effort and long-lasting leadership.

2023-10-16T15:00:00-07:00October 16th, 2023|Categories: History, The Comox Valley|Comments Off on Women’s History Month 2023

Lecture: Fascinating Fungi

Discover the fascinating world of fungi with biologist Rick Ross. Rick will be your guide to explore the intriguing world of BC mushrooms. He has years of experience to provide valuable insight for mushroom hunting season, and attendees are welcome to bring mushrooms for help with identification.

2023-10-03T15:57:08-07:00October 3rd, 2023|Categories: Lectures, Museum Events|Comments Off on Lecture: Fascinating Fungi

Fall 2023 Fossil Tours

Make the most of the fall season and book your spot on a world famous fossil tour guided by our Natural History Curator, Pat Trask. Our tours will continue throughout the fall, with school programming available for classes and youth groups. These tour options are the perfect outing for all ages of newcomers and returning enthusiasts. Click here for details.

2023-09-24T15:57:04-07:00September 24th, 2023|Categories: Museum News, Museum Programs, Paleontology|Comments Off on Fall 2023 Fossil Tours
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