Dressing up for Halloween can be traced back over 2000 years to the Celtic clans of Northern Ireland. At the Britannia Mine Museum, we have our own tradition—a Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween! In its 4th year, Spoo-ook-tacular is the perfect family-friendly event for discovering the world of science. Spoo-ook-tacular takes place over two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th.
If you have a phobia of hair-raising creepy crawlies, the Museum can offer you a spoo-ook-tacular opportunity to overcome your fears. Aquariums West are attending the event, providing brave souls with an introduction to the insect world at our Critter Emporium. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with a giant cockroach.
If your family is more interested in animal specimens, you are also in luck. Tucked inside this years’ Cabinet of Curiosities are a trove of unique discoveries. Marvel at the marine life of Howe Sound—such as a juvenile wolf hound—thanks for your friends at the Vancouver Aquarium. Or learn about specimens from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum including a full-sized, skeletal replica of a blue whale flipper.
An essential part of any Halloween is a spooky story and where better to hear one than our underground tunnel? Aboard our train we’ll transport you into the darkness for a spine-tingling tale. Spooky Tours will be available throughout the day. Be sure to arrive early to secure a ticket as space is limited.
Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween occurs over two weekends, starting on Saturday October 20th and finishing on Sunday October 28th. Family-friendly activities will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Double Shutter Photography taking pictures on-site to ensure you go home with a memory. Happy Halloween!
Come discover our newest attraction and theatrical mill show -- BOOM! a live-action experience the brings the historic Mill thundering back to life with lights, sound and special effects.
Machines and equipment that were used at Britannia Beach, or similar industrial townsites like it, have now found a new home in the Museum's collection. However, some items are still hiding in plain sight waiting for the right person to find them so their story can be properly told.
Britanniasaurus Rex is back again for our annual candy-free Easter Dino Egg Hunt. Can you find his gem-filled eggs? Egg hunts will begin at 11am and 1pm. Be sure to be here in time to join in the fun.