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Birds of Hornby Island learn about the biodiversity at the small musuem on HOrnby Island

Hornby Island Natural History Centre

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Hornby Island

Hornby Island Natural History Centre

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Museum
Difficulty:
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Location:
Hornby Island
Time:
1hr
Distance:
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Where to this weekend, Vancouver Island: Come and explore the Hornby Island Natural History Centre!

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Hours: Open July and August: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Admission: By donation and free for youth 18 and under

 

Events and Programs

The Centre offers events, programs, and a natural history collection to encourage a deeper personal relationship with the natural world. As a small museum with an environmental focus, we are dedicated to environmental education and conservation focusing on local ecosystems and Hornby’s biodiversity.

Visit us during July and August, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Centre is a vibrant place where visitors can learn about the complexity of relationships in the natural world. Visitors can explore exhibits filled with local specimens and information organized around the island’s geology, sea, air, land, and ancient life. Our resource area is filled with wild information and fun hands-on activities for everyone, especially children and families. These activities offer opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of the natural world through hands-on learning experiences. You can also browse our tiny gift shop with locally made goods.

Field Trips

In the summer and occasionally in the off-season, we also offer nature field trips and a speaker series. The nature walks are an excellent opportunity to discover shoreline and forest ecosystems as well as Hornby’s unique geology. The speaker series gives the public an opportunity to hear from experts on environmental topics of local interest, from hummingbirds to whales.

Throughout the year, the Natural History Centre collaborates with teachers of the Hornby Island School to present students with opportunities to connect aspects of natural history to school themes. The Centre serves as a research centre to enhance and extend its curriculum, connecting students with scientists through presentations in the school and involving students in citizen science programs.

Contact

Stay informed of our year-round activities and learn how to register for programs via our website: Hornby Island Natural History Centre. You can also contact us at hornby.naturalhistory@gmail.com. Admission to the Centre is by donation and free for youth 18 and under.

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