Events Around Town

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  • Abigail's

    Deck the Hall Christmas Market 2017

    The 5th Annual "Deck the Hall," Christmas Market is back once more! Visit our show in the spacious Mellor Hall to find over 70 artisans, vendors and craftsmen and women who feature a variety of products…
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  • Abigail's

    The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More than just houses, these are detailed sculptures and unique works of art crafted by professional and…
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  • Abigails

    Picot Holiday Market at Sea Cider

    After a fantastic summer season in the Fernwood Square, the Picot Market is back with a Holiday edition! This time located at beautiful Sea Cider Farm and Cider House just a short drive from Abigail's. …
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018 Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us. With more than 300 original artifacts,…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018 A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world. From the…
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  • Christmas Craft Beer Show

    December 1 & 2, 2017 Get ready to wet your whistle as you will have a chance to partake in some of the finest winter ales brought to you by microbreweries from across British Columbia and Western…
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  • Moss Street Holiday Market

    December 9 & 10 from 10am to 4pm each day. The Holiday Market is located in the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association buildings (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, and the Sir James Douglas…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Victoria Festival of Trees

    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The Bay Centre this year, has become a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Christmas in Old Town

    November 16 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Victoria Ghostly Walks

    October 13-31 Discover Victoria's goriest stories and find the city's scariest spots with Ghostly Walks. Your ghoulish guide will take you on a walk through Chinatown, Market Scare, the Inner Harbour…
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  • Abigails

    Island Farms Santa's Light Parade

    Bring Christmas Season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade!  Floats and bands, entertainment and lots of fun for all! Join us afterwards at Centennial Square for refreshments…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    December 1 - January 6 Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January…
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  • Abigails

    The Nutcracker

    December 1-3 Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker".  A Canadian Classic! Danced to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, this production begins with a hockey game on a frozen…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    29th Annual Out of Hand Artisan Fair

    November 24-26 Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions. The Crystal Garden, once a salt water…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Family: Bonds & Belonging

    June 2 - October 31, 2017 The Royal BC Museum Walk into a living interactive photo album and discover the truths and secrets of some of the First Nation families, early settler families and immigrants…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Abigail's Hotel closed

    January 1-12, 2018 Abigail's Hotel will be closed for annual general maintenance from Monday, January 1st until Friday, January 12, re-opening on Saturday, January 13, 2018. We look forward to welcoming…
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  • Abigail's Hotel

    Victoria Ghostly Walks

    10/30/2017
    October 13-31 Discover Victoria's goriest stories and find the city's scariest spots with Ghostly Walks.…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Family: Bonds & Belonging

    10/30/2017
    June 2 - October 31, 2017 The Royal BC Museum Walk into a living interactive photo album and discover…
  • Abigail's

    The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    11/17/2017
    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More…
  • Abigails

    Island Farms Santa's Light Parade

    11/24/2017
    Bring Christmas Season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade!  Floats and bands,…
  • Abigail's

    Deck the Hall Christmas Market 2017

    11/25/2017
    The 5th Annual "Deck the Hall," Christmas Market is back once more! Visit our show in the spacious Mellor…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    29th Annual Out of Hand Artisan Fair

    11/25/2017
    November 24-26 Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a reputation for…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Victoria Festival of Trees

    11/29/2017
    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The…
  • Christmas Craft Beer Show

    12/01/2017
    December 1 & 2, 2017 Get ready to wet your whistle as you will have a chance to partake in some…
  • Abigails

    The Nutcracker

    12/02/2017
    December 1-3 Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker".  A Canadian Classic!…
  • Moss Street Holiday Market

    12/09/2017
    December 9 & 10 from 10am to 4pm each day. The Holiday Market is located in the Fairfield Gonzales…
  • Abigails

    Picot Holiday Market at Sea Cider

    12/16/2017
    After a fantastic summer season in the Fernwood Square, the Picot Market is back with a Holiday edition!…
  • Abigail's

    The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    12/30/2017
    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    12/30/2017
    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018 A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Victoria Festival of Trees

    12/30/2017
    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Christmas in Old Town

    12/30/2017
    November 16 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    12/30/2017
    December 1 - January 6 Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s…
  • Abigail's

    The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    01/01/2018
    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Victoria Festival of Trees

    01/01/2018
    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    01/05/2018
    December 1 - January 6 Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Christmas in Old Town

    01/08/2018
    November 16 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum. Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Abigail's Hotel closed

    01/11/2018
    January 1-12, 2018 Abigail's Hotel will be closed for annual general maintenance from Monday, January…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    01/30/2018
    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018 A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    02/27/2018
    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018 A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    03/30/2018
    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018 A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    04/01/2018
    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018 A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    05/30/2018
    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018 Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    06/29/2018
    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018 Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    07/30/2018
    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018 Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    08/30/2018
    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018 Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids…
  • Abigail's Hotel

    Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    09/29/2018
    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018 Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids…
  • Victoria Ghostly Walks

    10/30/2017

    October 13-31

    Discover Victoria's goriest stories and find the city's scariest spots with Ghostly Walks. Your ghoulish guide will take you on a walk through Chinatown, Market Scare, the Inner Harbour and Bastion Square telling ghastly tales from Victoria's notorious gold rush featuring a beheading, a Jack the Ripper-style killing, a bloody murder in a brothel and how Victoria came to have the West Coast's only ghost ship.
    Every night at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

    Note: tours start from the main archway gate of Market Square, 560 Johnson St. All others start outside the Visitor Info Centre.

  • Family: Bonds & Belonging

    10/30/2017

    June 2 - October 31, 2017
    The Royal BC Museum

    Walk into a living interactive photo album and discover the truths and secrets of some of the First Nation families, early settler families and immigrants from all over the world who began their families here.

    See how traditions have changed and stayed the same. Explore stories from early and contemporary families, appreciate the traditions brought to BC by immigrant families and discover more about your own family.

    Celebrate the contribution of BC families to Canada during our country’s 150th birthday.

  • The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    11/17/2017

    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More than just houses, these are detailed sculptures and unique works of art crafted by professional and amateur chefs. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Canada”. Vote for your favorite with your donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. Displayed throughout The Parkside Hotel & Spa’s stunning atrium, just a short walk from Abigail's, this spirit-rousing experience is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

  • Island Farms Santa's Light Parade

    11/24/2017

    Bring Christmas Season in Victoria with the magical Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade!  Floats and bands, entertainment and lots of fun for all!

    Join us afterwards at Centennial Square for refreshments from Island Farms and witness Santa officially declare Christmas in Victoria open! 
  • Deck the Hall Christmas Market 2017

    11/25/2017

    The 5th Annual "Deck the Hall," Christmas Market is back once more! Visit our show in the spacious Mellor Hall to find over 70 artisans, vendors and craftsmen and women who feature a variety of products from home baked fudge, hand made artisan soaps, hand knitted hats and scarves, one of a kind ornaments, jewellry, tea, and much more! There will also be a childrens craft corner and an indoor concession.

    November 25-26 

    Free Admission and located at the Cowichan Exhibition Center 

  • 29th Annual Out of Hand Artisan Fair

    11/25/2017

    November 24-26

    Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions. The Crystal Garden, once a salt water pool under glass, provides a spectacular backdrop for this professional show.

    Mark your calenders! November 24th, through 26th we return to the Crystal Garden with some of BC's most creative artisans, bringing an eclectic mix of food, fashion, home decor and art.

  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    11/29/2017

    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre

    The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The Bay Centre this year, has become a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in the city.  Vote for your favourite tree, and support kids from your community who need the support and care only BC Children's Hospital can provide.

  • Christmas Craft Beer Show

    12/01/2017

    December 1 & 2, 2017

    Get ready to wet your whistle as you will have a chance to partake in some of the finest winter ales brought to you by microbreweries from across British Columbia and Western Canada.

    Grab your buddies and throw on an ugly Christmas Sweater and make your way down to the best Christmas Craft Beer Show going! Confirmed for this year already are Bomber Brewing, Cannery Brewing, Category 12, Driftwood Brewing, Lighthouse, Persephone Brewing, Phillips, Russell Brewing, Saltspring Island Ales, Stanley Park Brewing and TWA Dogs Brewery.

    There is no better way to kick off the holiday season!

  • The Nutcracker

    12/02/2017

    December 1-3

    Dance Victoria presents the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker".  A Canadian Classic! Danced to Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, this production begins with a hockey game on a frozen pond and features RCMP officers in a battle with the Rat King. Technically stunning dancers and gorgeous costumes and sets make this Canadian production memorable.

    Dec 1: 7:30pm 

    Dec 2: 2:00pm & 7:30pm

    Dec 3:2:00pm 

    Location: The Royal Theatre

  • Moss Street Holiday Market

    12/09/2017

    December 9 & 10 from 10am to 4pm each day.

    The Holiday Market is located in the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association buildings (1330 Fairfield Rd), the Garry Oak Room, and the Sir James Douglas School gym.

    There is free parking in the Sir James Douglas School Parking lot, off Thurlow Street.

    The Holiday Market features over 80 vendors offering locally-made crafts, cards, art, clothing, jewelry, household items, PLUS winter vegetables, apple cider and much more!

  • Picot Holiday Market at Sea Cider

    12/16/2017

    After a fantastic summer season in the Fernwood Square, the Picot Market is back with a Holiday edition! This time located at beautiful Sea Cider Farm and Cider House just a short drive from Abigail's. 

    Come down for some holiday shopping from some of Victoria's finest artisans and enjoy the beautiful scenery and refreshments while you shop! 

    Ceramics, Skincare & Apothecary, Homewares, Knit & Woven goods, Jewelry, Leather Goods, and Outdoor Wreath Making by donation

    Sunday December 17th from 11am to 5pm

  • The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    12/30/2017

    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More than just houses, these are detailed sculptures and unique works of art crafted by professional and amateur chefs. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Canada”. Vote for your favorite with your donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. Displayed throughout The Parkside Hotel & Spa’s stunning atrium, just a short walk from Abigail's, this spirit-rousing experience is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    12/30/2017

    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018

    A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

    From the adorable to the elegant, this exhibition showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill.

    The 100 winning photos are back-lit on a large-scale for maximum impact, a dramatic setting for some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also feature budding talents, while special categories tell stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    12/30/2017

    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre

    The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The Bay Centre this year, has become a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in the city.  Vote for your favourite tree, and support kids from your community who need the support and care only BC Children's Hospital can provide.

  • Christmas in Old Town

    12/30/2017

    November 16 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum.

    Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery.

  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    12/30/2017

    December 1 - January 6

    Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January 6th, it is referred to it as the Magic of Christmas season.

    Enjoy the traditions of the season with theTwelve Days of Christmas displays placed throughout the gardens. Sing the song as you walk along.

  • The Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Showcase

    01/01/2018

    Feast your eyes on creative inspirations fashioned from gingerbread and other edible components. More than just houses, these are detailed sculptures and unique works of art crafted by professional and amateur chefs. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Canada”. Vote for your favorite with your donation to Habitat for Humanity Victoria. Displayed throughout The Parkside Hotel & Spa’s stunning atrium, just a short walk from Abigail's, this spirit-rousing experience is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!

  • Victoria Festival of Trees

    01/01/2018

    November 15 - January 2 at The Bay Centre

    The Victoria Festival of Trees, held exclusively at The Bay Centre this year, has become a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in the city.  Vote for your favourite tree, and support kids from your community who need the support and care only BC Children's Hospital can provide.

  • The Butchart Gardens Christmas Lights

    01/05/2018

    December 1 - January 6

    Christmas lights, holiday wreaths, carollers, ice skating, festive dining—it’s an exciting time at The Gardens. In fact, there’s so much happening from December 1st through January 6th, it is referred to it as the Magic of Christmas season.

    Enjoy the traditions of the season with theTwelve Days of Christmas displays placed throughout the gardens. Sing the song as you walk along.

  • Christmas in Old Town

    01/08/2018

    November 16 - January 9 at the Royal BC Museum.

    Savour the sights and sounds of Christmas long ago.  Visit the wood-cobbled streets laced with festive garlands and see the shops decked with seasonal finery.

  • Abigail's Hotel closed

    01/11/2018

    January 1-12, 2018

    Abigail's Hotel will be closed for annual general maintenance from Monday, January 1st until Friday, January 12, re-opening on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

    We look forward to welcoming you in 2018!

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    01/30/2018

    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018

    A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

    From the adorable to the elegant, this exhibition showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill.

    The 100 winning photos are back-lit on a large-scale for maximum impact, a dramatic setting for some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also feature budding talents, while special categories tell stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    02/27/2018

    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018

    A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

    From the adorable to the elegant, this exhibition showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill.

    The 100 winning photos are back-lit on a large-scale for maximum impact, a dramatic setting for some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also feature budding talents, while special categories tell stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    03/30/2018

    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018

    A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

    From the adorable to the elegant, this exhibition showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill.

    The 100 winning photos are back-lit on a large-scale for maximum impact, a dramatic setting for some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also feature budding talents, while special categories tell stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    04/01/2018

    December 8, 2017 - April 2, 2018

    A visitor favourite every year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns with a brand new selection of 100 of the most stunning images from around the world.

    From the adorable to the elegant, this exhibition showcases award-winning images that tell astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skill.

    The 100 winning photos are back-lit on a large-scale for maximum impact, a dramatic setting for some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts. Young photographer categories also feature budding talents, while special categories tell stories of the natural world’s beauty and struggles.

  • Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    05/30/2018

    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.

    With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

    Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.

  • Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    06/29/2018

    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.

    With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

    Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.

  • Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    07/30/2018

    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.

    With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

    Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.

  • Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    08/30/2018

    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.

    With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

    Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.

  • Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs

    09/29/2018

    May 18, 2018 - December 31, 2018

    Experience a time when civilization grew along the Nile, pyramids dotted the skyline and people believed gods walked among us.

    With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life, from the emergence of ancient Egyptian civilization along the Nile to the Ptolemaic and Roman eras.

    Be among the first in North America to see this staggering exhibition’s priceless ancient artifacts, such as the coffin of Nakht, an exceptional bust of Hatshepsut and an ornate gold and garnet necklace from the Ptolemaic period.