Sunrise from Taylor Beach - Photo by Ian Terris Photography

Welcome back to the work week, Victoria.

From prehistoric creatures to travelling back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up, here are 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

Royal BC Museum Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises exhibition

A rare artifact crucial to determining hitherto unknown facts about the ancient Mayan civilization has just made its way to Victoria.

The impressive stone monument belongs to the Classic Maya period (CE 544) and was uncovered by archaeologists 2 years ago.

  • When: May 17 – December 31, 2019
  • Where: Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street

Dino Lab Inc.

When you add to the mix fully restored prehistoric creatures, perfectly preserved artifacts and the chance to take in all of these things interactively and firsthand – you’ve got Victoria’s newest unique experience, Dino Lab Inc.

Located just minutes from the city’s downtown core, walking through the doors of Dino Lab fossil gallery is like being transported back in time – literally!

  • When:
    • Gift Shop hours – Monday to Friday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • All guided tours must be pre-booked – check out their schedule
  • Where: 1B – 491 Dupplin Road

The Sult Mine Open-Mic

See Victoria’s comics work on their newest, weirdest jokes at the best downtown pierogi bar! Amazing food, stellar cocktails, and fun open mic comedy.

  • When: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: SüLT Pierogi Bar, 609 Yates Street

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids Victoria

Travel back in time to remember the good, bad, and awkward parts of growing up. Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is a live, open-mic storytelling event where courageous adults share their childhood and teenage writing on stage. Embarrassing diary entries, angsty teenage poetry, bizarre short stories, letters from camp, and much more. Sign up in advance to read your own kid writing, or join the audience to be part of the fun.

  • When: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • Where: 8 p.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Raising Teens In Canada

Are you concerned about your child behavior? This workshop with Dr. Catherine Costigan teaches you how to talk to your teen kid about your concerns such as: peer influence, dating, and drugs. Also, explore how parenting is different in Canada.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Where: Masjid Al-Iman, 2218 Quadra Street,