Family Friendly Spring Break Activities at Britannia Mine Museum
March 19 to 27
Launches Saturday, March 19th with Special DIG Day with Geoscientists Event
Spring Break at the Britannia Mine Museum is chalk full of family and kid-friendly activities that are fun, interactive and educational. There will be daily hands-on activities and events featuring historical photo talks, preview demos behind the upcoming Science of Water exhibit, interactive mineral workshops, various arts and crafts and even lessons on building tetrahedron kites.
Spring Break at the Britannia Mine Museum kicks off Saturday, March 19th, with a special DIG Day: Delving Into Geoscience, featuring entertaining and educational activities from geoscientists from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 19th, visitors can learn about volcanoes, fossils and minerals through engaging activity stations. Instantly grow crystals between microscope slides, learn about tectonic plates by building “Pangea” puzzles, or make a dinosaur diorama to take home.
The Museum will host daily Photo Talks of various topics outlining the history of Britannia Mine, as well as preview demos behind the upcoming Science of Water exhibit experimenting with the unique properties of water and how it interacts with different materials.
Spring Break culminates with the annual Easter Dino Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 27th with fan-favourite Britanniasaurus Rex hiding gem-filled dinosaur eggs throughout the Museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Kids will be able to identify the minerals and learn how, where and under what conditions minerals form.
Spring Break at the Britannia Mine Museum (March 19 – 27):
Saturday, March 19 – DIG Day: Delving Into Geoscience (Special Event): Spend the day with actual geoscientists, learning about volcanoes, fossils and more.
Daily – Historical photo talks at 12 p.m. and preview demos of the Science of Water exhibit at 2 p.m.
Monday and Friday – Mineral workshops: Get up close with minerals and a real dinosaur footprint, and leave with your very own fossil imprint!
Tuesday and Thursday – Crafts: See how crafty you can be and build your own Britannia timeline at the crafts table.
Wednesday – Kite Building: Build your own tetrahedron kite in various geometrical shapes.
Sunday, March 27 – Easter Dino Egg Hunt with Britanniasaurus Rex (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can enjoy fun exhibits and crowd favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold panning, and learn about Britannia’s history as one of the largest copper mines in the British Commonwealth in the 1930s.
The Britannia Mine Museum is open seven days a week all year round from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with guided tours throughout the day (last tour at 3 p.m.). Visit www.britanniaminemuseum.ca for more details or call 1-800-896-4044 for more information.
About the Britannia Mine Museum:
The Britannia Mine Museum is a mining legacy site and a vibrant, internationally recognized education and tourist destination located between Vancouver and Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky highway. It is a National Historic Site and a non-profit organization encouraging mining awareness through entertaining, experiential education programs and exhibits, important historic collection preservation and insightful public engagement that allows guests to leave with a better understanding of mining in BC; past, present and future. www.britanniaminemuseum.ca.