making a paper lighthouse at a Museum Tots program

Dive deeper into what the Maritime Museum of BC has to offer! Create something beautiful in one of our workshops, explore some challenging topics in Coastal Conversations, or engage your students’ critical thinking with a school program.

Most programs can be booked in advance. Please provide us with at least 2 weeks notice for private and school booking requests.

Plan your visit here. Information about our booking and refund policy is here.

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.

Thank you to the Victoria Foundation for funding our bursary program.

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School program in a classroom

School Programs

Based on the Core Competencies, our programs are designed to connect and supplement teachers with core learning curriculum objectives. 

a group of three workshop participants making sea glass jewelry


Workshop leaders guide you through various crafts to make beautiful heirlooms, while sharing history and stories.

a group of children and adults at a Museum Tots program doing crafts

Museum Tots

This program, geared toward children ages 3 – 5, explores the museum world of learning through play, crafts, dance, and games. 

Several People are sitting in a circle, with a woman at the front of the group speaking and showing them an image.

Maritime Memories

Learn, share, and reminisce in this hands-on informative program perfect for seniors and special interest groups. 

MMBC Gallery

Coastal Conversations

Connect with community facilitators to build cultural literacy and a deeper understanding of maritime topics and issues.

Self-Guided Group Visit

Enjoy the museum at your own pace with a self-guided group visit. Explore our gallery, engage with our interactive exhibits, and go on a scavenger hunt. Self-guided activities books are available for all ages!

Please email programs@mmbc.bc.ca with the date, time, group size, and age category of your self-guided visit.


Children/Youth (Under 17) $3.00
Adults/Seniors $7.50
Leisure Assistance Pass Holders 20% regular priced museum admission
Designated Aide FREE