Recreation & Travel - Guides, Tours, Visitors Info
We are always changing our feature exhibits!
June–August: 10 am–4 pm Tuesday–Sunday.
September–May: 12 pm–4 pm Friday and Saturday.
A new exhibit, Listening to Bees, in the Museum’s main gallery, opened on World Bee Day, May 20, 2021
The exhibit highlights fascinating tidbits of bee mythology and lore, and the challenges facing wild and domestic bees locally and worldwide. It explores what Islanders can do to support and protect these important pollinators and features the groundbreaking research of Paul Stamets. As a leading mycologist and visionary, Paul is studying and documenting the benefits of mushroom mycelium extracts for supporting health in honeybee populations.
WILD CORTES – MUSEUM'S NATURAL HISTORY CENTRE
Wild Cortes is located at Linnaea Farm Education Centre, 1255 Seaford Rd.
Summer hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 pm–4 pm
In the fall of 2020 Cortes Islanders reported that bears were damaging property and stealing chickens. Laurel Bohart, our Natural History Curator, saw these events as the perfect catalyst for creating a new Wild Cortes exhibit in the Linnaea Education Centre. The exhibit features Cortes Island’s top three predators – cougars, wolves and bears – along with information on how humans can co-exist with these majestic animals while keeping them wild.
The Big Three exhibit was launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Visit us to learn about historical and recent accounts of local human/animal encounters, watch an award-winning mini-documentary by Maxwel Hohn, view images taken on local trail-cams, and discover what Wild Cortes and its partners have waiting for you to experience.