Behind-the-scenes at the museum! Photography by ItkasanImages

This morning, February 18, the Victoria Buzz team had a special behind-the-scenes look at the Royal BC Museum!

Instagram and the Royal BC Museum organized an #empty event where we got to run around the crowd-free exhibits and spaces from 8-10am! We even visited the labs and hidden vaults!

Did you know that visitors can also have behind-the-scenes access? Check the calendar online to plan you visit!

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Only about 1% of specimens housed in the museum actually end up on display. Researchers from all over the world, utilize the museum’s resources to learn more about the planet we live on. Think of it as a biological library.

As part of Canada’s Road to 2017, Instagram is working with cultural institutions across Canada to host #empty events like this one. See more photos from today by checking out the hashtags #emptyRBCM #roadto2017 on Instagram.

Photography by ItkasanImages.

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