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Update (March 2021): MOA’s onsite school programs and class visits are suspended for the 2020/21 school year due to COVID-19. We are accepting group bookings for self-guided, onsite visits with all necessary COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

To book your group for a self-guided visit, or to inquire about possible future onsite school programs, please contact bookings@moa.ubc.ca, 604.822.3825.


MOA is now offering online school programs: live digital school programs complete with unit plans for elementary classes and downloadable school programs with accompanying resources for secondary classes.

Our school programs introduce students to the history and cultures of Northwest Coast First Peoples of BC through objects, media and lessons.

Elementary Programs

Live Digital Programs (School Year 2020/2021)

Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River: Hunting + Fishing (Live digital program)

Archaeology of the Lower Fraser River: Woodworking + Home Life (Live digital program)

Cedar: Tree of Life (Live digital program)

Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch (Live digital program)

Secondary Programs

Downloadable Digital Programs (School Year 2020/2021)

Architecture: Museum as Muse (Downloadable program)

Indigenous Knowledge + Earthquakes (Downloadable program)

Transforming Image (Downloadable program)

Feature Programs

Washed Up Workshop: A Virtual Conversation with Pete Clarkson

Winter/Spring 2021 | Starting in March

“Absolutely Oystercatcher,” 2012 by Pete Clarkson.

Suitable for Grades 7-12. Book your class for a virtual workshop with environmental artist Pete Clarkson.

Pete will share his passion for found-object sculpture, his concern for our ocean’s health, and his experience with materials from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

These workshops are inspired by MOA’s exhibition A Future For MemoryArt and Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake.

To find out more about how to book this workshop for your class, contact: bookings@moa.ubc.ca | 604.822.3825