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Tours

Enjoy free public tours of MOA delivered by Volunteer Associates throughout the day.

Public Tours

Monday

Closed Monday: October 15 – May 15

Thursday

11 am: MOA Tour (60 minutes)
2 pm: MOA Tour (60 minutes)
6 pm: MOA Tour (60 minutes)


Tuesday

11 am: MOA Tour (60 minutes)
1 pm: Clothing the World Tour (30 minutes)
2 pm: MOA Tour (60 minutes)


Friday

11 am: MOA Tour (60 minutes)
2 pm: MOA Tour (60 minutes)


Wednesday

11 am: MOA Tour (60 minutes)
1 pm: Koerner Ceramics Tour (30 minutes)
2 pm: MOA Tour (60 minutes)


Saturday & Sunday

11 am: MOA Tour (60 minutes)
1 pm: Outside Tour (30 minutes) (Saturday only)
1 pm: Potlatch Tour (30 minutes) (Sunday Only)
2 pm: MOA Tour (60 minutes)


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MOA Tour (60 minutes)
This tour explores the highlights of the many galleries at MOA. The tour provides visitors with an introduction to MOA’s Northwest Coast collections, the Koerner European Ceramics collection and the Multiversity Galleries, as well as an in-depth look at Bill Reid’s The Raven and the First Men. You will also be introduced to the themes of any temporary exhibitions.

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Potlatch Tour (30 minutes)
This tour introduces the Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch, a very important First Nations ceremony. Highlighting examples of the regalia worn and the masks and headdresses danced in such ceremonies, this tour provides visitors with the opportunity to handle masks carved by First Nations artists before watching a short video of Potlatch scenes.

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Clothing the World Tour (30 minutes)
This tour offers a look at MOA’s extensive collection of textiles. It will feature the masterworks from the Northwest Coast First Nations collection. Visitors will see examples of clothing and textiles from other cultures and develop an appreciation for resources, tools and techniques used around the globe.

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European Ceramics Tour (30 minutes)
This tour features a unique collection of European ceramics from the late 15th to early 19th centuries. The collection consists of nearly 600 pieces of lead- and tin-glazed earthenware and some stoneware collected by Walter Koerner over 40 years of his life.


Private Tours

You can request a private tour of  MOA with a tour guide or with a MOA curator. Tours are 60 minutes in length.

The cost for a student guide is $75 plus tax during public hours, $150 plus tax outside public hours.
The cost for a MOA curator or staff guide is $200 plus tax during public hours, $250 plus tax outside public hours.

Each tour can accommodate up to 25 people. A maximum of 15 people for ESL groups is recommended.
Groups of ten or more are eligible for a group admission rate of $16 adults and $13 seniors and students.

To Book a Private Tour
Tours must be requested two weeks in advance and are booked based on the availability of tour guides and staff. Your booking will be confirmed only when a tour guide or staff person has been scheduled.

To request a tour, please contact Bookings at 604.822.3825, bookings@moa.ubc.ca.

School Groups
MOA offers a full range of elementary and secondary school programs for students. We also offer student rates for self-guided visits.

For more information on school programs, contact Bookings at 604.822.3825, bookings@moa.ubc.ca.