My six year old has been obsessed with all things Egypt for months now. We’ve been pouring over books about pyramids and sarcophagus’s daily and he cannot get enough! He desperately wants to see these things in person, but because of travel advisories we don’t have any imminent plans to visit. Then I heard some wonderful news; Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs exhibit is coming to Victoria, BC!
For the first time in North America, you’ll have the opportunity to experience what life was like in Ancient Egyptian times. With over 300 artifacts that date back 4000+ years, you’ll get up close and personal with coffins, statues, and golden jewelry. What a great opportunity for our kids!
It’s all happening at the Royal BC Museum from May 18th – December 31st, 2018. We’ll be heading over early June to take in this exciting feature and check out some of the other exhibits, like the First Peoples Gallery and the Modern History Gallery. There’s also an IMAX theatre on location.
It’ll be my kids first time visiting Victoria and I’m excited to show them the beauty of this city situated on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island. We plan to spend some time at Beacon Hill Park, explore the Parliament Buildings, and possibly check out the Bug Zoo. My husband will be in town for a work conference and I’ll be exploring solo with the children.
If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway with an educational spin, visiting Victoria and the Royal BC Museum for Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs would make an amazing vacation! Day trips are also possible if you catch and early morning ferry and return late in the evening.