Humans are naturally curious and thirsty to learn. We also love to share stories and knowledge with others, so it’s no wonder that museums are both popular and aplenty across Canada, waiting to expand and enrich the minds and hearts of all who visit. Maybe you’re a human history buff, or you’re fascinated by modern science. Perhaps you want to learn all there is to know about your own senses, or you want to marvel at an entire museum dedicated to footwear. Subjects of discovery are limitless, and there are museum adventures of all kinds that can captivate and stimulate your mind.
Canada is host to renowned, vast museums with numerous exhibits and thousands of displays. Visiting a big museum can be an all-day (or even multi-day) adventure that leaves you in awe of the sheer magnitude of human knowledge. From the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto to The Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, BC, these magnificent collections are truly something to behold.
Sometimes good museums come in small, quirky packages. If you’re looking for something on the road-less-travelled, try a museum (or tour of museums) on a smaller scale, often with a singular and more niche subject on display. Alberta is home to a huge portion of Canada’s odd museums, so you can plan out an entire museum-based adventure in relatively close proximity. Chuckle at the quirky displays of the Torrington Gopher Hole Museum in Alberta and learn all about cream and butter while you enjoy a huge helping of ice cream at the Historic Markerville Creamery Museum. Antique dolls, miniatures, tractors, and neon signs – all these and more are on display throughout the province.
People typically think of museums as big spaces where you walk around and look at and read about interesting things. While this is certainly true, some museums offer more immersive experiences, where you can join the displays you find so captivating. Some historical sites offer costumes and let you interact with actors, who teach you about the past and even let you participate in the way of life represented. Other places offer virtual reality displays, which can truly transport you to another time or place. Science museums in particular really love to engage all of your senses and even invite you to try some experiments yourself. These additions truly take your museum experience to the next level.
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Travel through time. Or across the globe. Or to another planet entirely! Museums allow you to explore and discover everything humanity knows about a subject all while staying at one location.
Learn about the past to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. Learn about other cultures to increase appreciation and understanding of other people. Learn about humanity’s and nature’s feats to be inspired to do even more.
In the hustle and bustle of modern life, museums can provide a reflective and sometimes spiritual experience. Quiet contemplation of historical artifacts, works of art, or scientific phenomena can leave you feeling rested, humbled, and connected to the rest of the universe.
You will definitely want to bring a camera for all the sights your chosen museum has to offer. Be sure you have comfortable walking clothes as some museums are so vast that it takes more than a day to survey all their exhibits.
Some museums will be able to offer you a guided audio tour or exhibit map, so enquire at reception if you are interested! Finally, it’s good decorum to have some cash on hand for museums that operate by donation.
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