Unique Educational Experiences

Through unique school programs, elementary and secondary students learn about world cultures. By linking their understandings to new knowledge acquired through discussion, observation, and hands-on experience at the Museum, students are exposed to new ideas, new cultures and new experiences. All programs are offered in the Museum amidst our world arts and culture collection.

Students learn from trained Volunteers Associates and cultural workers from local, regional, national and international communities. Programs range from 75 to 120 minutes, and can accommodate up to 30 students.

Explore our Elementary School Programs, Secondary School Programs, Teaching Kits, Educational Websites, and Temporary School Programs.

Prepare for Your Visit

The rate is $7.35 per student for regular school programs (tax included); supervising adults and teacher free. Two consecutive programs on the same day costs $10.50 per student (tax included). Teachers must check in with the Admissions Desk to remit payment upon arrival. We accept a single payment in Canadian funds of cash, MC/Visa, Interac, or cheque for the entire group. Schools can also be invoiced upon request at the time of booking. Minimum 10 students and maximum 30 students per program.

All teachers will be sent a confirmation email after booking a program and/or lunch space.

MOA invites teachers to visit MOA for free before their booked field trip. To arrange your free visit, call 604.822.3825 or email bookings@moa.ubc.ca at least three days in advance.

We ask that schools arrive 15 minutes in advance to ensure that your students get to enjoy the full duration of their school program. Teachers must check in with the Admissions Desk upon arrival.
In case of delay, please call 604.822.3825.

A fee of $50.00 per program will be charged if cancellation notice is received less than 2 weeks prior to your scheduled program.

MOA is able to offer a lunch room for schools when booked in advance through the Bookings Coordinator and confirmed with a MOA confirmation letter. There is limited space available. Classes that are unable to book lunch space will need to make alternative arrangements as there are no other eating facilities at the Museum for school groups.

Car parking is available in front of the museum for up to four hours and across the street from MOA at the Rose Garden Parkade for hourly and daily rates. Hourly rates start at $3.50/hour (Note: parking rates are subject to change). Rates and schedules can be found here.

MOA’s is open early for school programs starting as early as 9:45 am. Regular Museum hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily; and on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. We are closed Mondays during the school term.

For further information or questions, please contact the Bookings Coordinator at bookings@moa.ubc.ca or by phone at 604.822.3825.
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Online booking
Email: bookings@moa.ubc.ca
Phone: 604.822.3825

Bookings: What you need to know

All the above information, including directions, hours, cost, cancellation, and more in one easy-to-read document.

Teacher Resources

Returning the Past: Repatriation of First Nations Cultural Property

This resource provides a unit of study on First Nations repatriations for secondary school students.

Resource for English Second Language Teachers & Students

These materials are designed to prepare teachers and ESL students for a self-guided group visit to the Museum.

First Nations Map

The intent of this map is to provide a more accurate representation of First Nations in British Columbia.

Background Information: First Nations of BC

An introduction to MOA and First Nations peoples, nations and territories, the potlatch, technology and artistry, understanding totem poles, glossary of terms related to school programs, and more.