On Friday June 21st the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre invite the public to a 19+ summer kick-off party in celebration of the Summer Solstice.
In honour of the longest day of the year, these two local faves will open the doors of their unique building for an event filled with traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, and food.
First Nations knowledge holders Woody Morrison and Latash Nahanee will perform Solstice themed storytelling. Participants will learn how the Haida and Squamish approach and celebrate Solstice on this day, one that is now recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Knowledge holders will be joined by Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, Professor at the UBC Faculty of Forestry and Keely Langford, Park Interpreter at Metro Vancouver Parks to animate biological interpretations of Solstice and seasonal change in our city.
Attendees are encouraged to grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where they can learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.
Last modified: June 28, 2019