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The Museum Grounds offer a unique view of Shell Beach, the Yosef Wosk Reflecting Pool and MOA’s Arthur Erickson-designed building. Photo courtesy of V Saran Photo.
MOA is temporarily closed until late 2023 for seismic upgrades Learn more →
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.
MOA is deeply saddened by the passing of Gloria Cranmer Webster last week, at age 91. We honour this remarkable ’Namgis (Kwakwaka’wakw) woman whose ties to the Museum of Anthropology date back to the 1960s. The legacy of her repatriation and heritage preservation work has guided MOA’s practices in the ensuing decades and has forever shifted the cultural landscape in BC.
In this MOA Story learn about the newest feature in MOA’s Multimedia Guide: Indigenous Voices, a special listening experience created with the intent to feature and amplify the voices of Indigenous community members, their perspectives on artistic, healing and museum practices.
Excerpts from Theatrum Mundi: Masks + Masquerades in Mexico + the Andes with Former MOA Director, Anthony Alan Shelton.
In honour of National Indigenous History Month, we’re sharing excerpts from the award-winning MOA publication, <Where the Power Is: Indigenous Perspectives on Northwest Coast Art, by Karen Duffek, Bill McLennan, and Jordan Wilson.
MOA acknowledges that it is built on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Musqueam people.