Showing posts from February, 2022

Visiting the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum | Family Day 2022 Weekend

Happy Saturday! It's Family Day long weekend, and Monday is a non-working holiday in BC. Our original plan for today is to watch the scrimmage game of the Whitecaps FC team in BC Place. However, it was scheduled at 2:00 PM, so I started looking for museums that we could visit near the area that we could see in the morning. I found in Google Maps The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, which is inside BC Place (separate entrance). I booked a ticket right away for the 10:00 AM entrance. Guess what? The tickets were free because it's Family Day weekend! BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Entrance Free game and free visit to the museum - I feel so blessed. We arrived at the museum at 10:15 AM and stayed there for almost three hours. We visited the gallery in the following order: Vancouver 2010 Gallery - Moments and memorabilia of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games  Hall of Champions  - A lot of pictures and tributes to honour the inductees of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Defining Moments

Visiting the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre at Vanier Park

To celebrate hubby's birthday, we went to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre at Vanier Park. We spent three hours inside the Space Centre: 10 minutes watching "A Day in Space," 45 minutes enjoying the Surfing the Solar System Planetarium Show, and the remainder of the time learning and interacting with the display in the gallery. Below are some of the pictures from our visit. Meteorite found in Gibeon, Namibia Astronaut Astronaut Suit on the "surface" of the moon  A beautiful beginning of "Surfing the Solar System Planetarium Show." Mars Odyssey Section Rockets on Display I have been enjoying making this mini trips around Vancouver. I hope we can travel outside the city soon. I can't wait to visit parks and gardens during Spring and Fall and go to the beach in Summer.

Visiting the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC

I never knew how many museums and art galleries are in Metro Vancouver, yet as I was searching for places to visit near Vancouver, many museums that I didn't know existed came up. One of which is the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. My younger sister graduated from UBC, but Jomar and I have only been there together once when we went to explore the Museum of Anthropology. For our local exploration today, we spent three hours at Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The famous blue whale skeleton. One section of the Cowan Tetrapod Collection Below are the six sections inside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. Cowan Tetrapod Collection  - There are a lot of specimens of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and so much more. The Herbarium  - This section has an organized collection of preserved plants, al