Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R.MacMillan Space Centre presents

Land, Sea, Sky: Celebrate Earth Day at Vanier Park

Celebrate Earth Day at Vanier Park—and the traditional village site of Sen̓áḵw —with three of your favourite spaces!

The Museum of Vancouver, the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre join forces as representations of land, sea and sky to honour the Earth on April 20 with kid-friendly activities!

Activities and programs will be featured at each site throughout the day.

Admission to the MOV and the VMM are by donation. The Space Centre will be charging their regular admission fees for their scheduled shows and presentations but will feature free Earth Day crafts and a presentation as part of this special day.

Surfrider Foundation Vancouver will be cleaning up and sorting the waste collected at the beaches adjacent to the Maritime Museum in Kitsilano, and we need your help! Our cleanups are a fun and easy way to get involved and give back. Equipment provided, registration is required here.

Everyone is welcome and invited to join on April 20th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm to celebrate our planet and learn how we can all play a role in protecting it for future generations.  Admission to the MOV and the VMM will be by donation. Regular fees will be in effect at the Space Centre but special Earth Day activities will be free as part of this special event.

Earth Day is an annual global celebration that honours the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations.

Scheduled Activities:

10:30am: LAND / MOV: Reading with Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam

11:00am: LAND / MOV: Temíxw: Stories from the Land with Chief Ian Campbell

11:00am:Maritime Museum Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation. Registration required here.

Noon: SEA / VMM: Storytime with OceanWise of The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord

1:00pm: SKY / Space Centre: Presentation of Space Technology: Observing Planet Earth in the Auditorium

10:00am – 3:00pm:

LAND / MOV: Looped screening of Fiona Tinwei Lam’s Environmental Video Poems

SEA / VMM: Crafting with Urban Source in the TK Gallery using reuse materials

SKY / Space Centre: Make your own Solar System Hat in the lobby

Ticket Info 

Admission to the MOV and the VMM are by donation. The Space Centre will charge their regular fees but will feature free Earth Day crafts and presentations.

Date & Time
Saturday, April 20th – 10am – 3pm

Venue Location
Vancouver Maritime Museum / Museum of Vancouver / H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Age Guide
This is a family event suitable for all ages



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