Museum of Anthropology at UBC:
Timed-Entry Admission Tickets
On the next screen, select your preferred time slot for your visit on that day.
Welcome to MOA!
We have implemented new visiting procedures—for your safety, and ours. MOA’s full visiting policies, procedures and visitor code of conduct are available here .
Please read the following information carefully.
Planning Your Visit to MOA
Museum Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
As of September 7, 2021: Museum admission is daily general admission. Visitors will be welcome to either walk up in-person or pre-book a daily admission ticket online.
Pre-booked daily general admission tickets will be valid for the selected date, during regular museum hours.
Once inside MOA you are welcome to spend as much time as you’d like until closing time. We recommend that you arrive no less than one hour before closing time in order to enjoy a full visit. Visitors typically spend 1.5 to 2 hours at the Museum.
To visit only the MOA Shop in the museum lobby, you do not need to purchase museum admission.
Please note: Café MOA is permanently closed, as of August 30, 2021. We encourage you to visit other nearby dining options on campus.
Great Hall Seismic Upgrades
In order to upgrade the resiliency of MOA’s Great Hall and protect its irreplaceable collection in the event of a major earthquake, the Museum has begun preparations to seismically upgrade and rebuild the iconic space. Read the full details of this massive undertaking here .
While the Great Hall will be closed to the public for the duration of the construction (beginning December 2020), MOA and all other gallery spaces in the Museum will remain open during the Great Hall seismic upgrades. Museum admission rates have been reduced to reflect the possible impact on visitor experience (effective January 4, 2021).
Anticipated schedule of activity:
- Early December 2020: A construction hoarding wall will be erected to close the Great Hall from the rest of the Museum. The Great Hall will be closed to the public from this point forward.
- 2021–2023: Construction takes place and is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2023. MOA and all other gallery spaces in the Museum will remain open during the Great Hall seismic upgrades.
Booking Your Timed-Entry Admission Tickets
MOA Members receive free admission and can pre-book a free ticket online, and must present a valid MOA membership card at point of entry.
UBC students, staff and faculty receive free admission can pre-book a free ticket online, and must present a valid UBC photo ID at point of entry.
Indigenous peoples receive free admission and can pre-book a free ticket online.
Children 6 years old and under receive free admission and can pre-book a free ticket online.
If you are a MOA Member or UBC student/staff/faculty, please book only as many free tickets as your benefit type entitles you. You will be required to show your valid MOA membership card or UBC photo ID at point of entry to validate your free ticket. For example:
- If you have an Adult membership, you are entitled to book one MOA Member ticket for yourself, per visit.
- If you have a Family membership, you are entitled to book up to 6 MOA Member tickets for the family members on the membership (up to 2 adults, 4 children), per visit.
- If you are UBC student, staff or faculty, you are entitled to book one UBC ticket for yourself, per visit.
- If you are UBC student, staff or faculty visiting with another UBC student, staff or faculty, you are entitled to book two tickets.
- You are welcome to purchase additional tickets if you wish to bring guests.
If you have complimentary passes, special admission privileges, or pre-paid vouchers (including Access 2 Card, 2021 Build Back Tourism Challenge, Vancouver Attraction pre-paid vouchers, MOA complimentary passes, UBC Alumni, UNA or UTown privileges), please click here for special instructions on how to redeem your privileges.
No refunds or exchanges will be issued for pre-booked online tickets—including if you miss your selected date.
MOA's online ticketing is operated by the The Chan Centre. You will be required to create an online account with The Chan Centre to complete your online booking. (If you have previously purchased tickets to events at The Chan Centre, or have previously registered for any of MOA's ticketed events and workshops, you may already have an existing online account—you will need to log into that account.)
For technical assistance to book tickets online, please contact The Chan Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org , 604-822-2697.
For general inquiries about the museum, please contact MOA's reception: email@example.com , 604.827.5932.
If you have pre-booked an online ticket, but are no longer able to visit because you are sick; have been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19; have been told to isolate by Public Health—please call 604.827.5932.
When You Arrive at MOA
Once you are at MOA, please respect the personal space of other people and their situation and comfort levels. Be prepared to wait in line, and travel light. Please note food and drink cannot be consumed inside the Museum.
Visitors are required to wear non-medical masks, when indoors at MOA and on the UBC campus in accordance with UBC's COVID-19 Safety Plans .
In accordance to provincial health mandates , proof of vaccination (eg. BC Vaccine Card) is not required for general admission to the museum. Visitors 12 and older who are attending or participating in a special event or public program at MOA may be required to provide proof of vaccination.
If you or any member of your party is feeling sick; have been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone with COVID-19; have been told to isolate by Public Health—please stay home. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
MOA reserves the right to deny or revoke entry to the Museum to any visitor who does not adhere to any stated policies or code of conduct .