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Celebrate Black History Month at MOA

February is Black History Month and to celebrate MOA is offering free museum admission all month-long for Black and African community members.

Black community members can simply present themselves at the Museum admission desk to receive free museum admission. You may also pre-book admission tickets online: select your preferred date for visit, then choose the “Black community member” ticket type to book your free admission ticket in advance.

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The history of Black communities in Canada dates back to the early 1600s and they have been vital in shaping our country’s heritage and identity, but Black history has not always been recognized. As a museum we strive to enrich diverse ways of knowing the world by celebrating cultures and arts, particularly those that have been marginalized and underrepresented.

We welcome all visitors to MOA’s feature exhibition, Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots to learn about the living legacy of the African diaspora and the local Black community and to see the many vibrant works of art created by contemporary Black artists from Vancouver and Nigeria.

Be inspired by these recent visitor photos taken at Sankofa. Snap photos of your own visit at the exhibition this month, or even share a sketch! Tag @moa_ubc and you could be featured in MOA’s Instagram feed too.

Join us this month and every day in honouring and celebrating the rich contributions of Black Canadians in Vancouver and across the country. 

MOA has implemented new COVID-19 safety protocols. Plan your next visit!

Read MOA’s full visiting procedures