Time to Wonder: Volume 3 – A Kid’s Guide to BC’s Regional Museums

ISBN 9781771605908
Softcover | Publication Date: May 21, 2024
168 Pages

About the Book

The third volume in a series of guidebooks designed for kids and families looking for museum adventures throughout British Columbia.

Go on…be a time traveller, an anthropologist, an archeologist, an artist, or an explorer! Be everything at once! When you visit a museum, you enter an amazing world where you are limited only by your imagination. The books in the Time to Wonder series give adventurous families a backstage pass to explore behind the scenes in regional museums throughout British Columbia. Locations include:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia
  • Historic Joy Kogawa House
  • Science World
  • Mission Museum
  • Britannia Shipyards National Historical Site
  • Museum of Surrey
  • Fraser River Discovery Centre
  • Sunshine Coast Museum & Archives
  • qathet Museum & Archives
  • Squamish Líl̓wat Cultural Centre
  • Bulkley Valley Museum
  • Ksan Historical Village and Museum
  • Kitimat Museum & Archives
  • Nisga’a Museum

For the third time in this highly original series of books, all will be revealed with the help of dozens of colour photographs, lists of activities, historical information, and interviews with a team of amazing experts who specialize in a variety of jobs in BC’s museums. Whether families are experienced museumgoers or just curious about something new, this is a book they will read over and over.

Kids and families looking for a complete British Columbia museum journey should also check out Time to Wonder – Volume 1: A Kid’s Guide to BC’s Regional Museums: Thompson-Okanagan, Kootenay, Cariboo-Chilcotin and Time to Wonder – Volume 2: A Kid’s Guide to BC’s Regional Museums: Vancouver Island, Salt Spring, Alert Bay, and Haida Gwaii.

About the Author(s)

Sue Harper is a retired secondary school teacher who has a BSc in psychology, an MA in English Language and Literature, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of King’s College in Halifax. She has published 10 educational textbooks for the Ontario secondary English curriculum and has written three titles targeting reluctant readers as part of The Ten series published by Scholastic. Her writing can also be found in a number of magazines, including NUVO, Okanagan Life, Okanagan Arts, Kelowna’s Daily Courier – Sunday Edition, and BC Food and Wine Trails. She is also the co-author, with S. Lesley Buxton, of the books in the Time to Wonder series of family oriented guidebooks highlighting regional museums in British Columbia. Sue lives in Kelowna, British Columbia.

S. Lesley Buxton studied acting at Mountview Theatre School in London, England, and has an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lesley’s first book, One Strong Girl, won the inaugural Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Her essays and short stories have appeared in leading Canadian magazines and anthologies such as Love Me True, Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest, This Magazine, Hazlitt, The Fiddlehead, and The New Quarterly. She is also the co-author, along with Sue Harper, of the books in the Time to Wonder series of family-oriented guidebooks highlighting regional museums in British Columbia. Lesley lives in Penticton, British Columbia.