A travelling exhibit from the Royal BC Museum.

BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms explores the science and practical uses of mushrooms today. Created by the Royal BC Museum, this exhibition highlights some of the province’s most fascinating fungi.

Did you know that 3,400 species of mushrooms have been described in BC? BC’s Marvellous Mushrooms introduces a cross-section of different species—some familiar, some bizarre, some delicious and some deadly. Their lives are interwoven with every part of British Columbia ecosystems. Mushrooms are a subject of scientific study and also a source of food, dyes, and medicine. To some people, they are objects of ceremony and beauty. As you explore hand-sculpted mushroom models and foraging equipment, you will discover more about the versatile mushrooms of BC and their ecological and cultural roles