It’s getting a little spooky just down the Sea to Sky Highway at the Britannia Mine Museum this October.
The museum is hosting its Spooktacular Halloween fun for the last three weekends in October which is said to be “full of family-friendly chills and thrills.”
This season's highlighted activities include the Cabinet of Curiosities, the Monster Tracker and the Terror Lab.
The Monster Tracker activity sees brave and courageous museum goers track a monster through an underground tunnel. After that, visit the Terror Lab to explore real sea creatures and learn more about what lies in the depths of Howe Sound.
“And if that doesn’t spook your interest, check out some explosive pumpkin science experiments,” reads a news release.
“We are so pleased to showcase a number of seasonal educational exhibits to the Britannia Mine Museum to not only add to our Halloween festivities, but also explore a number of topics that are relevant to our Sea to Sky region,” said Heather Flynn, assistant curator at the Britannia Mine Museum, in the release.
These Halloween activities are priced at a special event rate of $25 for adults and youth and $20 for kids aged three to 12.
Beyond these Halloween-themed activities, the museum will host other exhibits this fall.
The Ore and Orcas exhibit starts on Oct. 1 and lasts until February 2024.
“A dynamic visual exhibit showcasing the O120 Orca bone display and other marine specimens, to shine the light on the remediation of the Howe Sound marine ecosystem,” the release states. “The O120 Orca bone display is the only travelling killer whale skeleton in the country and the only offshore killer whale used for educating people about marine conservation and the plight of whales in B.C. waters.”
Meanwhile, the Land of Thundering Snow exhibit will be available from Oct. 1 to April 1, 2024, which teaches about the history, safety and dangers of avalanches in Canada.
“The unimaginable power of an avalanche carves new patterns into the landscape, and becomes fresh ground for species of plants and animals that thrive in slide paths. The exhibit also emphasizes the impact that avalanches have had on human settlement, migration, travel, and transportation.”
The typical guided underground tour and BOOM! Mill show are still available with regular admission during these dates.
Check out britanniaminemuseum.ca for more information.