Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology located at the University of British Columbia is a very popular Vancouver attraction

Exterior of the Museum of Anthropology designed by Arthur Erickson
Exterior of the Museum of Anthropology designed by Arthur Erickson photo by Arnold C

The MOA is temporarily closed for seismic upgrades. It will reopen at 5pm on June 13th, 2024.
Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology, located at the University of British Columbia, is an extremely popular destination for both tourists and locals.

The current home of the museum, designed by the well known Canadian architect Arthur Erickson was completed in 1976. The design was influenced by the post-and-beam architecture used by the Northwest Coast First Nations.

The museum features a large collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art as well as large collections from the South Pacific, Africa, and Asia and Europe. Articles include an extensive collection of textiles, art, historic photographs, carvings, masks, pottery, coins and weapons to name a few.

On Tuesday evenings between 5 and 9pm there is a special reduced admission rate that you can take advantage of.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Museum of Anthropology Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Address: 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

Phone: (604) 827-5932

Official Website: Museum of Anthropology

Museum of Anthropology Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The new and improved museum is amazing!! I'm so glad to have had the opportunity to see all the exhibits. What a wide variety of artwork, from ancient to current. Certainly a must-see facility. Vancouver and the individuals who curated the museum should be proud of this magnificent display of culture through art.
Hillary Rockvam - in the last week

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5 Star Rating During our visit to Vancouver, we enjoyed our time at the MOA. Incredible experience and filled with exclusive cultural art. It is impressive and should be included during your trip.
BRUCE WILD - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Have come here often, and came for the ReOpening tonight. Great exhibits and beautiful event.
Harmen K - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Hadn't been in 30 years and it was as great as I remembered. I love the indigenous artifacts of course--great place to bring kids, and indigenous people get in free. But the international collection is great as well--so much human creativity on display. And the temporary exhibit was fantastic.
miss mabel - a year ago

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5 Star Rating The Museum of Anthropology is truly amazing! I could spend several days admiring the collection and probably not do justice to it all. The $18 an adult admission is money well spent! The honest questioning by exhibitors about the ethics of saving pieces such as large totems that were meant to be in a heritage place and then return to the earth as opposed to preserving them to gain an understanding of cultural heritage is handled so well. This Catch 22 situation really makes you think. Having said such I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience them. The extensive collection including permanent and loaned Indigenous art work, including a spectacular collection of Bill Reid carvings and other pieces will fill touch your heart and soul!
wendy Wong - a year ago

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Skytrain and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineCommercial-Broadway3 Minutes
Canada LineBroadway-City Hall3 Minutes
Millennium LineVCC-Clark3 Minutes

How to get to Museum of Anthropology by Skytrain and Bus

From VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station on the Millennium Line catch the #84 UBC to its terminus at the UBC bus loop. From Commercial-Broadway Station on the Expo Line or Broadway-City Hall Station on the Canada Line catch the #99 UBC westbound on Broadway to its terminus at the UBC Exchange

Alternatively from Monday to Friday only, before 7 pm, if coming from Downtown; you can take the #44 UBC from in front of either Waterfront or Burrard Station to the UBC Exchange.

From UBC Exchange Bay #1 catch bus #068 and take it to NW Marine Drive at West Mall. From there walk back and cross over NW Marine Drive and continue to the museum entrance

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