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Glass Sponges
Dive into the world of ancient deep-sea biodiversity hotspots called glass sponge reefs.

BC’s Mountain Dinosaur
Almost 50 years ago a geologist found dinosaur fossils in northern BC. Today those fossils are in the Royal BC Museum collection. Curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour studies those fossils. Find out about her exciting discoveries!

Hannah Maynard

Hannah Maynard

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Hannah Maynard was an early expert in experimental photography. In the mid-1800s, she started capturing portraits of Victoria’s early settlers and Indigenous communities. With explorations of multiple exposures and photo sculpting, she experimented with surrealism years before its time.

Simple Machines

Simple Machines

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Explore simple machines at the Royal BC Museum! Find examples of simple machines in the museum’s collections and galleries. If you can’t get here in person, you can find Royal BC Museum examples of simple machines here on the Learning Portal.

Great Bear Rainforest

Great Bear Rainforest

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For thousands of years, Indigenous people have shared the Great Bear Rainforest with wolves, eagles, sea otters, salmon and herring, as well as many other animals. It is the only home of BC’s provincial mammal, the Spirit Bear.

Alpine Plants

Alpine Plants

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British Columbia has high mountains. Lots of them. In fact, more than 12 per cent of the province is alpine tundra—land above the trees. The alpine tundra is a land of extremes. Trees can’t grow at such high elevations because of cold temperatures. The growing season is brief, and some areas are covered by snow…

RBCM@outside with Dr. Nancy Turner

RBCM@outside with Dr. Nancy Turner

On May 20, 2020, Dr. Nancy Turner led us through a virtual plant walk on Protection Island, British Columbia during an RBCM@outside program. Explore 'A Plant Walk on Protection Island' by Dr. Turner and Native Plants of the South Coast on the Learning Portal. Royal BC Museum books by Dr. Turner: Food Plants of Interior…

Sikh Heritage Month – April 2020 Educator Webinar

Sikh Heritage Month – April 2020 Educator Webinar

April is Sikh Heritage Month. This playlist presents resources referred to and used in a Royal BC Museum educator webinar on April 21, 2020. Author Steven Purewal and educator Annie Ohana joined us for a conversation about exploring Sikh heritage in the classroom and linking it to BC school curriculum.      

Claudia Copley

Collaborating for Conservation

Claudia Copley
Read Entomology Collection Manager and Researcher Claudia Copley’s and Conservation Manager Kasey Lee’s article about Dermestid Beetles in the Winter 2014 edition of What’s Insight. Find out how these insects threaten collections throughout the museum.