Booking Information

Program Booking Instructions

  • Please use our online bookings form to request a time and date for your program booking. Please note: ALL booking requests must go through this form. Filling out the form is not confirmation of your booking.
  • Our Outreach Coordinator will contact you to confirm your program booking. Due to high volume of incoming requests, responses may require up to five days.
  • Booking requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • See the Elementary, Secondary, Post-Secondary, Children, and Adult pages to find descriptions of bookable programs.
  • One class or group per booking; if you require more than one booking please submit a new form for each request.
  • Our program fees cover program delivery, staffing, and materials costs. We can accommodate up to 25 participants at a time for our programs. However, for the most optimal learning experience, we recommend group sizes of 15-20 or smaller (e.g. splitting large groups into two groups). There is no maximum group size for self-led visits.
  • We require groups to have 1 adult per 10 students. Up to 3 adult are covered by the booking fee.
  • On extremely rare occasions, the Pacific Museum of Earth may need to cancel programs due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. staffing issues). In the event of a program cancellation, we will contact the group leader as soon as possible, and offer alternatives if available.
  • Additional fees may apply for special requests.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your booking time, so you can visit the washrooms and begin exploring the museum.


Book

Submit a Booking Request for a workshop or a tour.


Booking confirmation

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email and booking invoice from our Outreach Program Coordinator. All schedule changes made after this point will incur a $20 rescheduling fee. Please note your invoice number on cheques.

Booking cancellation

All booking cancellations must be made two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. Cancellations made within two weeks of a scheduled booking will incur a $30.00 cancellation fee, payable by cheque and mailed to the Pacific Museum of Earth.

Getting to the Museum 

Public transportation is a great way to get to the Pacific Museum of Earth – visit TransLink for the most up-to-date information about specific bus routes and schedules. School busses can drop groups off on West Mall between the West Parkade and the walkway to the Earth Sciences Building.

For more information, see the following links for parking information, road closures and a general map of campus. Getting to the MuseumUBC ParkingWayfinding at UBCUBC Road Closures

Contact information

Pacific Museum of Earth | Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 604-822-6992
Email: pmebookings@eoas.ubc.ca

Prices include applicable taxes

Guided Museum Tours

$100/group (Price covers up to 25 students + 3 adults)

Guided Museum Workshop

$100/group (Price covers up to 25 students + 3 adults)

Our fees cover program delivery and staffing costs. For the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, each organizer is responsible for the appropriate behaviour of their group. Please ensure that supervisors remain with the group at all times.

Self-Led Group Visit

FREE

Program Times

All museum programs begin on the hour and are available at the following times every Tuesday - Friday:

10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm.

Cancellations/Reschedules

All booking cancellations must be made two weeks prior to your scheduled visit. Cancellations made within two weeks of a scheduled booking will incur a $30.00 cancellation fee, payable by cheque and mailed to the Pacific Museum of Earth.

On extremely rare occasions, the Pacific Museum of Earth may need to cancel programs due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. staffing issues). In the event of a program cancellation, we will contact the group leader as soon as possible, and offer alternatives if available.

Arrival time and meeting location

To ensure an on time start to your workshop or tour, please arrive at the museum fifteen minutes before your scheduled booking. A Museum Interpreter will meet your group in museum's central gallery, located in the Earth and Ocean Sciences Main Building (6339 Stores Rd.) by the Lambeosaurus Skeleton. Please visit our Directions page for information about getting to the museum.

Food & Drink

Food, gum, and drinks are not permitted in the museum at any time. There is a large outdoor courtyard directly adjacent to the museum as well as a small café located in the Earth Sciences Building, called the Magma Café, which can accommodate large groups. 

Belongings

There is limited space available to groups to store jackets and backpacks. Please pack lightly when visiting the museum. We recommend that visitors leave valuables at home as the Pacific Museum of Earth is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

Photography

Flash photography is not permitted in the museum.


Contact Us

Pacific Museum of Earth | Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 604-822-6992
Email: pmebookings@eoas.ubc.ca