Announcement: The Museum of Anthropology at UBC will be temporarily closed from January 16, 2023 until late 2023 to accommodate seismic upgrades of its Great Hall. Vancouver Attraction tickets to MOA can be used until 5pm on January 15, 2023. You can learn more about the MOA’s monumental seismic upgrade project on their website.
Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world at the Museum of Anthropology. MOA features provocative exhibitions and engaging events, all within an iconic building designed by renowned architect Arthur Erickson that overlooks the mountains and ocean.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, you’ll admire magnificent carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks, as well as the world’s largest collection of works by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. Explore the Multiversity Galleries where more than 9,000 objects from around the world are displayed.
Stroll the Museum Grounds, where monumental totem poles, Haida houses and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design, or take a free guided tour and learn about the many cultures that call this spectacular region home.
Please note: MOA's iconic Great Hall is undergoing seismic upgrades, and therefore this part of the museum is not accessible to the public. Learn more about this massive undertaking to improve the Great Hall's structural resiliency and to protect its irreplaceable collection here.
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 translink.ca.
Parking is available in front of the museum and across the street from MOA at the Rose Garden Parkade.
Winter hours (until May 20, 2023)
Tuesdays to Sundays – 10am to 5pm
Last Thursdays of the month – 10am to 9pm
Summer hours (May 20 to October 10, 2022)
Mondays to Sundays – 10am to 5pm
Thursdays – 10am to 9pm
Check our website for updates: moa.ubc.ca/visit