Explore. Learn. Play.
The Vancouver Maritime Museum provides families with hours of entertainment. Climb aboard the St. Roch, the first ship to make the west-east traverse of the Northwest Passage, explore galleries and exhibits celebrating the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic or enjoy activities and play in Underwater World, a cozy corner of the museum just for kids.
Interactive learning guides for select exhibitions offer a fun educational experience for families, and the Museum Shop has a great selection of toys, books, jewelry and eco-friendly gifts.
The museum also has several outdoor displays including Heritage Harbour, a floating display of vessels with a connection to the maritime heritage of B.C. and the Arctic. During the day you can stroll the docks of Heritage Harbour and learn about the history of the boats moored there.
Family admission is only $38 and includes 2 adults and up to 4 children. Kids 5 and under are free.
Annual family memberships are only $60 and include:
- Unlimited museum visits
- Free parking
- Discounts in the Museum Shop
- Free or discounted events
- An extra adult caregiver can be added to family memberships for $12
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The museum is also open on statutory holidays (except Christmas day).
Vancouver Maritime Museum STEAM Summer Day Camps
VMM STEAM Summer Day Camps
VMM STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) day camps feature interactive learning and outdoor play. The beautiful waterfront location provides the perfect backdrop for fun maritime-themed activities for kids. VMM STEAM day camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Discount for families with multiple children:
2 kids = $450/week
3 kids = $650/week
Sliding scale pricing available for families who require it. Please contact email@example.com for sliding scale options.
Registration is required. Use the book online buttons below the camp descriptions to register.
For all other inquiries about VMM day camps, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Navigation Camp
Today wayfinding is easy. You can just take out your smartphone, type in the address of your destination, and the device will magically tell you how to get there. In Sea Navigation kids learn how explorers like Captain George Vancouver managed to sail around the world without a smartphone. Sea Navigation camp is filled with hands-on fun, and kids will come away with skills that will keep them from getting lost.
Arctic Canada Camp
Up north, the temperature is cold, the air is thin and the land is tough. The sky is also bright with the northern lights, inhabited with foxes that change colour, and home of the Inuit Peoples. At Arctic Canada Camp, kids will learn about the amazing Canadian North and the people and animals that have thrived in this unique environment.
Ahoy Matey Camp
Aug 3 – 13
Pirates are the stuff of legend and mystery. But they were real people too. At Ahoy Matey Camp, kids will learn about some of the world’s most notorious maritime outlaws. And they’ll take part in a quest to find some hidden treasure!
Ocean Explorers Camp
Aug 16- 27
At Ocean Explorers Camp, kids will explore the deep sea. Through games and activities, they’ll learn about the 5 layers of the ocean, each home to hundreds of different sea creatures. And they’ll learn fascinating facts about the creatures that live in the ocean.