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Museum of Anthropology at UBC
A place of world art & cultures

A Vancouver icon, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, public programs, innovative temporary exhibits, and community connections.

Perched on the UBC cliffs, the spectacular building overlooks the mountains and ocean. The outdoor sculpture complex includes two Haida Houses and several totem poles by some of the finest contemporary First Nations artists of the Northwest Coast.

Inside, MOA houses more than 42,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological objects, including many that originate from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The Koerner Gallery features one of Canada’s most important European ceramics collections, while the Multiversity Galleries provide public access to more than 10,000 objects from around the world.

Make a day of your visit by grabbing a bite at the MOA Café and taking home a souvenir from the MOA Shop, which features handcrafted objects created by local and international artisans.

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MOA is located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. By car from downtown, take 4th, 10th or 16th Avenue west to UBC. From the airport, take SW Marine Drive or 41st Avenue to UBC. For directions by public transit, contact Translink at 604-953-3333 or

Parking is available in front of the museum and across the street from MOA at the Rose Garden Parkade.

Hours and Dates of Operation

Daily: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 9pm
Closed Mondays
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Recorded Message (24 hr): 604.822.5087
Reception (M-F): 604.827.5932
Address: 6393 N.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2