UBC Museum of Anthropology

6393 N.W. Marine Dr.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2- Map It
(604) 822-5087
10% discount off the retail admission rates for the Member and up to two (2) guests

AAA Editor Notes

UBC Museum of Anthropology is at 6393 N.W. Marine Dr. on the Point Grey Cliffs. Traditional post and beam construction is utilized in this concrete and glass building designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson. The Great Hall, the main exhibition area, has soaring glass walls that let in natural light. It provides a striking setting for a major collection of Northwest Coast First Nations artwork, which includes totem poles, house posts, carved figures, feast dishes and other objects. The Rotunda features one of the museum's highlights, “The Raven and the First Men” by Canadian artist Bill Reid. Reid, whose mother was a Haida, developed an interest in tribal folklore, and this carving—fashioned from a single block of laminated yellow cedar—powerfully depicts a Haida human creation myth. Four accompanying display cases contain more of Reid's works in gold, silver and argillite, a fine-grained sedimentary rock frequently used in Haida carvings. In marked contrast to the often-monumental scale of the indigenous art is the 600-piece collection of 15th to 19th-century European ceramics—stoneware, lead-glazed earthenware and tin-glazed ware—on display in the Koerner Ceramics Gallery. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$16.75; $14.50 (ages 7-18, ages 65+ and non-UBC students with ID); $44.75 (family, two adults and four children). Combination ticket (UBC Museums and Gardens Pass) with Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Nitobe Memorial Garden and UBC Botanical Garden $33; $28 (ages 13-17, ages 65+ and non-UBC students with ID); $85 (family, two adults and four children).
AAA Benefit:
10% discount off the retail admission rates for the Member and up to two (2) guests with a valid Membership card. Discount applies to all General Admission rates (adult, student, senior, family, Tuesday evenings). Discount does not apply to Group rates MOA Member rates. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or discounts.
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Tues. 5-9), mid-May to mid-Oct.; Tues.-Sun. 10-5 (also Tues. 5-9), rest of year. Closed Christmas and day after Christmas.