Visit Us

little owlCome and explore the Natural History Centre when we reopen in July 2022! We are currently in transition after being closed due to a fire at the Hornby Island Community School, our previous location. We are now reinstalling the exhibition in our new location at the corner of Sollans and Central Rd. The Centre is home to a wide-ranging display focusing on the animals and geology of Hornby Island. Whether you are a child or an adult, you will find wild information and fun hands-on activities. Please note that our plans are unfolding since we don’t know yet what covid-19 will bring.

Planning Your Visit

Summer Walk Tide Pools
What’s On

Visitors can view the natural history displays and participate in fun activities with current covid protocols in place. The Centre will re-open in July 2022. You can remain updated on latest news including our summer events programming here, featuring the speaker series and nature field trips.

Getting Here
The Natural History Centre is located at the corner of Central and Sollans Rd. When coming along Central Rd. from the ferry terminal, turn left at Sollans Rd. We are located here at the corner of the school field and across from the Community Hall. See the Google Map for further direction.

Hornby Island
We are located on Hornby Island, a small northern gulf island situated in the Salish Sea. The island is geographically distinctive with high biodiversity of land and marine life. It is also home to fossil remnants and some of BC’s most endangered species, such as the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. You can find visitor information here.

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