Connect In Nature. Inspire Our World.
Experience the work of Robert Bateman and other nature-inspired artists.
The Bateman Foundation is regularly updating our procedures and policies around COVID-19 per guidelines set out by the BC Ministry of Health, Worksafe BC and the World Health Organization.
The new hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, from 11am–4pm. These shortened hours will allow us to keep the gallery clean, minimise the number of staff needed in the building, and ensure the safety of all staff and visitors.
Social distancing measures are in effect. Plexi glass has been installed at all customer service desks, and staff and visitors are required to keep a 2-metre distance at all times. Groups of no more than 5 people will be admitted, and the maximum capacity of the gallery is 15 people. The Roost has a capacity of 2 people or 1 social group. The Gallery of Nature Gift Shop is capped at 1 person or social group.
Increased cleaning protocols are in place. These include disinfecting the credit card terminal after every use, regular cleaning of desks, keyboards, and crucial touch points such as elevator buttons.
A new wayfinding system will help you navigate the building safely. Please follow the signs, floor markers, and instructions of the Bateman staff when entering and exiting the Gallery of Nature.
Please wear a mask when visiting the Gallery of Nature. We have masks available for purchase at the gallery desk.
There is no coat check facility. Please keep your belongings with you.
If you are feeling sick, please stay home. We hope you feel better soon!
A detailed policy issued to all Bateman Foundation staff members is available here.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Gallery of Nature in a way that is safe, responsible, and respectful of the space of others. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. Be kind, stay safe, stay connected! Nature is still magic.
The Gallery of Nature is located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.