Adult Programs


Become a West Coast crafter! Our workshops are a hands-on way to engage your creativity while learning about issues and topics related to maritime life along the coast. 

Upcoming Workshops

September 30 Sea Glass Jewelry
October 28 Sea Glass Jewelry
November 18 Nautical Rope Wreaths
November 25 Sea Glass Ornaments
December 2 Nautical Rope Wreaths
December 9 Sea Glass Ornaments
December 16 Nautical Rope Wreaths

 Commitment to Access:

  • Designated aides are always admitted for free. Please let us know how we can best support you.
  • We partner with service-based organizations and schools to provide free access to our museum for underserved or marginalized communities. Please use our bursary form to let us know more about your needs.
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Sea Glass Jewelry - $29.99

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Location: 744 Douglas Street
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Using locally sourced sea glass, create your own necklace, bracelet, earrings, or other one-of a kind jewelry. Enjoy casual conversation as you learn about why sea glass exists, share local maritime stories, explore the complex relationships we have with the land, and brainstorm how we can keep our maritime habitats healthy.

September 30
October 28

“Knot” Your Average Coffee Table Décor Workshop - $29.99

The oldest knots date back thousands of years! Learn about how the history and culture of knots from around the world. Then, brush up on your knot-tying skills as our educators guide you while you create your own “knotty” home décor.

Available as a private booking: 70-90 minutes long.

Sea Lantern Workshop - $29.99

Ever-present fog, shifting winds, and treacherous currents makes marine navigation challenging on British Columbia’s west coast, giving it the nickname “the Graveyard of the Pacific.” Transform a simple mason jar into your own “sea lantern” while learning how lighthouses have been instrumental in keeping mariners safe here since the 1800s.

Available as a private booking: 75 – 90 minutes.

Sea Glass Ornaments - $29.99

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Location: 744 Douglas Street
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Decorate for the holidays with sea glass and learn more about local beaches at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia’s Sea Glass Ornaments Workshop! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of various wire-wrapping techniques to make beautiful sea glass ornaments, while sharing stories of some of British Columbia’s local beaches and the legends of “mermaid tears”. All supplies are provided.

November 25
December 9

Nautical Holiday Wreaths - $44.99

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Location: 744 Douglas Street
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Get ready for the holidays, while learning a thing or two about knots! Our workshop leader will guide you through the process of transitioning a single piece of rope into a beautiful holiday wreath. Bring a pair of light work gloves – gardening gloves will do just fine!

November 18
December 2
December 16

Enjoy all of our workshop offerings as a private group booking; great for parties or special interest groups! A non-refundable $10 deposit is required to reserve a group experience.

Coastal Conversations

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This is a free program, but registration is required.

Coastal Conversations invites participants to connect with community facilitators and MMBC staff to build cultural literacy, deeper understanding, and ultimately a more inclusive, welcoming community of diversity. 

We are committed to ensuring that all participants experience a welcoming and safe environment in these conversations, regardless of personal background or identity. 

Date: Wednesday, September 27
 744 Douglast Street
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Maritime Memories

Maritime Memories is for seniors and special interest groups. Enjoy this informative program with your group!

Option 1: In-Museum Program

• $150 for up to 20 participants
• $7.50/additional participant
• Includes the cost of admission and self-guided activities

Option 2: Museum Visit to Your Site

• $150 for up to 20 participants
• 10% off for each additional sequential group
• $50 transportation fee

Option 3: Virtual Maritime Memories
  • $100.00 for up to 20 participants


For more information on these programs or to book, please contact programs@mmbc.bc.ca.

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