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MOA is temporarily closed — from January 16 until late 2023 — for Great Hall seismic upgrades.Learn More
From Vancouver: The westbound 4, 14, 25, 33, R4, 44, 49, 84, 99 B-Line, and 480 buses arrive at UBC. Get off at the last stop and walk northwest. See detailed directions.
Once at UBC Exchange, you can also transfer to the 68 Wesbrook Village bus instead of walking to MOA. Get off at NW Marine Dr at West Mall. Full transit information at the Translink website.
From Downtown Vancouver: Cross the Burrard or Granville Street bridges, and then head west on 4th Avenue, Broadway, 10th Avenue or 16th Avenue all the way to UBC.
From YVR Airport: Exit the Arthur Laing Bridge and head west onto Southwest Marine Drive, and follow this road to UBC.
Once at UBC, watch for signs guiding you to MOA. Paid parking can be purchased by cash or credit card. An Evo parking lot is located a 7-minute walk south of MOA.
From downtown Vancouver: Cross the Burrard Street Bridge and exit to the right onto Cornwall Street. Follow to Point Grey Road until NW Marine Drive all the way to UBC.
Please note that this route involves a significant hill, and that Mobi bike shares do not have stations at UBC.
Seismic upgrades and rebuild of MOA’s Great Hall are now underway, in order to strengthen the Museum’s resiliency and protect its irreplaceable collection in the event of a major earthquake.
Learn about the seismic upgrades currently underway at MOA and how they are critical in preserving and safeguarding objects and cultural heritage for the future.
The upcoming winter holidays present a final opportunity for visitors to explore the Museum of Anthropology at UBC before it temporarily closes. Starting January 16, MOA will be temporarily closed until late 2023 to accelerate the completion of the Great Hall seismic upgrades.
Here are a few images to provide a snapshot of the different ways that MOA’s famous and much-loved building was conceptualized in the early 1970s.
Recently MOA’s Senior Conservator, Heidi Swierenga was a guest on Preservation Technology, a podcast series that explores the progressive applications of science and technology in…
MOA acknowledges that it is built on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Musqueam people.