[BCMA] Two “Bad to the Bone” Halloween Weekends at Britannia Mine Museum

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Two “Bad to the Bone” Halloween Weekends at Britannia Mine Museum
October 23rd & 24th and October 30th & 31st from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Photo: A black and white photo of the O120 Orca bone display at the Britannia Mine Museum for Halloween

Video of the O120 Orca bone display: https://www.facebook.com/BritanniaMineMuseum/videos/602263184280798

Britannia Beach, BC (October 7, 2021) – Spooky festivities are back at the Britannia Mine Museum for two “Bad to the Bone” Halloween weekends on October 23rd and 24th, and October 30th and 31st from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Family-friendly chills and thrills will run over four days with spell binding adventures including a lost pirate journal deep in the Underground mine tunnel, a Witches’ Lair and Wall of Wonders in the Bone Yard with skeletons of creatures both real and mythical. Not to mention the Spooky Skeleton Science Shows with petrifying wizardry, and the “Terror” Lab with a real Orca whale skeleton!

“Halloween is the perfect time for the Museum to be ‘bad to the bone’ and have some ghoulish yet family-friendly fun,” says Derek Jang, Master Grim Reaper at the Britannia Mine Museum (aka Manager of Interpretive Delivery). “We like to spread out the creepy entertainment over two weekends so families young and old can come enjoy some spine-chilling, yet educational, adventures. They might just leave finding some blood-curdling gemstones left behind by some evil pirates of old. Muhahahaha…”

Special this year for the month of October is the Museum’s new temporary exhibit inside the “Terror” Lab STEAM learning space, “Ore and Orcas: The Remediation of Howe Sound”. The dynamic visual exhibit showcases the O120 Orca bone display and other marine specimens, to shine the light on the remediation of the Howe Sound marine ecosystem.

The “Ore and Orcas” exhibit was made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Briar Sexton and Mr. Craig Gauld, and an educational partnership with the Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society (SIMRS), the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Porpoise Conservation Society. The exhibit will educate visitors on the mine’s history - including the impacts of pollution and subsequent remediation, recovery and protection with the EPCOR Water Treatment Plant - through the lens of its impact on the Howe Sound food chain.

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, gold panning, the historic 20-storey concentrator Mill building and its BOOM! special effects show, the Terralab STEAM learning space, the minerals and gem gallery, and the Beaty Lundin Visitor Centre.

Located 45 minutes north of Vancouver on the picturesque Sea-to-Sky highway, the award-winning Britannia Mine Museum is open seven days a week with appropriate COVID-19 safety measures and procedures in place. This includes enhanced staff training, smaller bubble tour sizes, accommodating appropriate physical distancing, and implementing site sanitation protocols. Masks are required indoors and inside the mine tunnel for visitors over the age of 12.

The Halloween “special event” rate is $20 for adults and $15 for kids ages five to twelve, which includes the Halloween activities, museum exhibits, gold panning and the “lost pirate journal” underground train ride. The Museum is still offering the traditional guided underground tours and BOOM! Mill show via regular admissions.

Advanced ticket purchase and reservation is recommended as special events are often sold out.

The Museum is encouraging everyone to practice safe COVID-19 protocols including frequent hand washing, physical distancing and staying at home if you are sick.

Check the Museum’s website<https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/> for specific tour times and to purchase tickets in advance.

About 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<http://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/>

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Media contact: Yvonne Chiang, 604-880-5090, ychiang at bcmm.ca<mailto:ychiang at bcmm.ca>

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Yvonne Chiang
Publicist, Britannia Mine Museum
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Britannia Mine Museum is a registered charity and self-supporting in its ability to earn revenues to maintain operations, research, exhibits and programs. Each admission, gift shop purchase, membership and donation helps preserve Canadian heritage and presents mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future.

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