Online Museum Collections Tour

Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.

This introductory online tour will teach you about some of the different specimens in the collection, and showcase some of our Museum Interpreters’ favourite specimens and stories. After a virtual tour, you will have time to ask questions.

This booking is 60 minutes long. This includes 15 min tech check with facilitator in advance, plus a 45-minute session – composed of a 30-minute virtual tour followed by 15 minute Q&A with a Museum Interpreter.

Please go to the ElementarySecondaryPost-SecondaryFamily, Community, and Adult Groups pages to find descriptions of online bookable programs.

Online Tours

$60.00 per group (tax included), payable online with Visa or MasterCard

Tour Length

Online tours are 60 minutes long. This includes 15 min tech check with facilitator in advance, plus 45 mins program (composed of 30 min presentation and 15 Q&A with staff)

Booking Times

Online sessions are offered at 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Online tours are booked using our online booking form and follow our regular booking policy and procedures

Class Size & Management

A maximum of 30 participants per booking makes for an optimal experience. We will expect the adults responsible for the group to provide group management and facilitate the Q&A portion. The amount of time for individual students to ask questions and interact will depend on the number of students in the call.

Technology Requirements

Online tours require a strong internet connection and access to a video/sound system. This can be achieved through a laptop. We recommend connecting your laptop to a projector to provide an optimal viewing opportunity for all participating students.

If your students do not have access to the internet, they can call into the tour using a local phone number.

Once your online tour request has been confirmed you will receive information on how to schedule a tech check with the facilitator.  This is a 15-minute practice run, right before your group session begins, and  is included in your tour fees

Platform & Security:

We run sessions using Zoom ( https://zoom.us/security ), as this is a widely available and easy to use platform. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a unique link for a Zoom meeting. You are not required to hold a Zoom license as the Museum is hosting the meeting. Where possible, we will work with organizations who prefer to use other platforms.

We take steps to ensure security while online and expect the same of the groups we are working with. We provide unique meeting links, passwords, virtual waiting rooms, and designated staff to manage the online environment.

We ask that you do not share your unique meeting link beyond the immediate audience and avoid posting meeting links on social media. We expect participants to join and leave at designated times.

There is an element of risk using any online interface, and while we take steps to ensure security of the facilitators and audience, we cannot accept responsibility should the session be compromised.

Recording

We do not record our online tours out of respect for the safety and privacy of our facilitators and participants. We will offer the option of sharing a pdf of slides with the organizer to use later and to distribute with those unable to attend the live event.

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