All the questions you ever wanted answered about Richmond and more could be on display at a new Richmond museum exhibit.
For instance, have you ever wanted to know what is beneath the manhole covers or how do the dikes work?
Where does the water in our taps come from? Does the timing of traffic lights really change during rush hour?
And why doesn’t Richmond have any graveyards?
The answers can be found at the new City at Work exhibition at the Richmond Museum, which starts Thursday, Sept. 26 and the public is invited to the official opening that night at 7 p.m.
“From dikes and ditches, to sewers and skyscrapers, the Richmond Museum’s newest exhibition aims to bust urban myths while providing answers about the hidden workings of our city,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
“The City at Work exhibition supports the Richmond Museum’s goal of contributing to a broader understanding of the concept of community in an accessible everyday setting that everyone can enjoy and understand.”
A variety of interactive, hands-on activities are also part of the exhibition including a “shake table” to demonstrate how earthquakes work, planning models and LEGO® reconstructions of historic buildings, a trivia game featuring questions about how Richmond works, a mix-and-match urban wildlife game, books from the Museum’s City at Work collection and the opportunity to dress up as a construction worker and emergency responder.
City at Work will run from Thursday, Sept. 26 to Sept. 6, 2020 at the museum, 7700 Minoru Gate (in the Richmond Cultural Centre). Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Admission is by donation.
For more information about the museum, visit RichmondMuseum.ca.