Mighty Project at the Hornby Island Natural History Centre

from the Mighty Museum Team

The Hornby Island Natural History Centre reopened successfully on July 1st, 2022. Temporarily closed since the 2018 fire that devasted the community school and centre, the new Hornby Island Natural History Centre is back, better than ever! With assistance from Mighty Museum, community members, donors and friends, the beautiful new centre hosts exhibits, as well as activities and a reflection zone to enjoy.

While working on the exhibition signage with the centre, we learned tonnes about the many creatures who make Hornby Island their home. Did you know that Hornby Island is regarded as the second most important location for wintering water birds in BC? The island supports a variety of species at globally and continentally significant numbers, granting the region international recognition as an Important Bird Area [IBA]. One of the joys of working on projects like this, is that we continually increase our knowledge and understanding of local history. We love this work.

While Hornby Island draws thousands of birds to the region, it also draws thousands of tourists each summer! Sad to see summer slip away into fall? Though the centre is now closed for the season, consider dropping by next summer. You won’t be disappointed. To learn more about the centre visit:

Until then, have a look at some of the exhibition signage Mighty Museum prepared for print and installation: