Vancouver is one of the most beautiful and scenic locations in all of Canada. The city is a popular tourist destination for Canadians as well as Americans. There is tons to see and do in Vancouver. One of the most popular reasons to see Vancouver is the wildlife and nature. If you do not care for nature though the city has has many other things to see besides nature. Vancouver has some amazing museums. the City is very kid friendly and kids will enjoy most of these museums.
Vancouver is a city that is famous for its museums. The city has a large number of museums. The Vancouver Art Museum is one of the best art museums in all of Canada. The art museum is no on par with the top art museums in the US so if you are an American with a top art museum it will not be as impressive. The Vancouver Maritime Museum is great for people interested in nautical related things as well as children. I recall visiting the Maritime Museum as a child and really enjoying it though to be fair I always loved boats and the water but it is popular among children and they do try to make engaging and interesting displays to entertain kids.
There are two science related museums in the city. Like many things in Vancouver these are very family friendly and geared towards entertaining children. One of these science museums is the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The Space Center museum is very unique looking, it looks kind of like a UFO. Insides is a movie and many exhibits. Besides exhibits there are many games to keep kids entertained. Kids will have fun and learn a lot at this place. Science World is another museum about science that kids will love. It is also a unique building being a geodesic dome. Science World is a typical Science museum. There are many permanent and changing exhibits. Kids will have fun and learn at Science World.
The Museum of Vancouver shares the same location as the Space Centre. The museum is hard to explain. It has many odd and unique things. It seems the one thing that connects everything is Vancouver residents who either donated items or exhibits that tell the stories of their lives. There are many local wild animals that kids will enjoy. There is a mummy that is popular. Objects from people from Vancouver from mostly the 19th and 20th Century are on display. it is an odd museum because it does not have much clear direction but it is also an interesting one.
The final and a world renown museum is the Museum of Anthropology. The museum is one of the world’s most famous anthropological museums. This may sound boring but it is not and even kids love it. The museum has a collection of over half a million items. The museum focuses on what they call first nation people or what in America we call Native Americans. The focus is on the Pacific Northwest people and include the same people that Alaska and Washington have too. There are many totems poles both on the grounds and in the museum. Kids will love seeing the totem poles and going inside the the long house. Adults and kids can all enjoy this museum together.
As you can see for one city Vancouver has many museums. Some of the museums in Vancouver are among the best of their kind in the world. Some are unique and truly one of a kind. Almost all the museums can be enjoyed by both old and young. If you want to have a vacation where kids can learn then Vancouver is a great destination.