Museum of Anthropology

6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

The Museum of Anthropology is situated at the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport.

MOA is a research and teaching museum, where UBC courses in art, anthropology, archaeology, conservation, and museum studies are given. MOA houses 38,000 ethnographic objects, as well as 535,000 archaeological objects in its building alone.

There are about 6000 textiles in the collection; about half of these come from Asia. There are excellent holdings from the Northwest Coast, Oceania, Africa, and South America.

You may explore the Museum’s Multiversity Galleries where more than 16,000 objects from around the world are displayed.

The Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives is open to the public. The archives contain approximately 90,000 photographs that cover a wide range of cultures, ethnographic subjects, and historical events.


  • Daily: 10am–5pm
  • Thursday: 10am–9pm
  • Closed Mondays from October 15–May 15


  • Adult: $18
  • Students & Seniors 65+: $16
  • Tuesday 5-9pm: $10
  • Family: $47
  • Children 6 & Under: Free
  • MOA Members: Free
  • UBC Students & Staff: Free
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