The Richmond Olympic Experience is the first member of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Museums Network to be located in North America.
A highly interactive and dynamic visitor experience, the museum features interactive media, hands-on sport simulations and challenges, plus displays and artefact exhibits. The museum touches on the entire history of the Games, featuring stories from every nation that has participated in the Olympic Games. Experiencing the thrill of competition first-hand, learning the ideals of the Olympic movement and reliving the triumphs of the Games is an immersive experience that will leave guests of all ages inspired to achieve their own personal podiums.
The Richmond Olympic Experience is located in the Richmond Olympic Oval, which was host to long-track speed skating during the 2010 Winter Games. The building has since been converted to a world-renowned multi-sport facility. There are over 30 museum exhibits throughout the 3 Levels of building. The different exhibits have been outlined by level below:
Richmond Sports Wall of Fame, the Olympic Experience Theatre, and a rotating exhibit currently profiling the BC Football Hall of Fame and Volleyball Canada are featured on Level 1. The Richmond Olympic Experience Theatre shows a 9-minute film called Pursuit of a Dream which features aspiring Olympic athletes in their journey to the Games, as well as highlights of heartache and triumph from Olympic Games history.
The main sport activity level hosts five exhibits including the Canadian Olympic Committee, Paralympic Committee, History of Sport in Richmond, Tennis at the Olympics, and Athlete Mural.
Level 3 hosts the majority of exhibits, all sport simulators, and interactive challenges including the torches and medals, history changing events, evolution of sport, Olympic mascots, and Olympic highlight moments. Enjoy interactive exhibits such as the Broadcast Booth, How High Can You Jump, Goal Scoring Accuracy, Reaction Timers, and Body Mirror or take a ride on one of the five sport simulators including River Kayaking, Bobsleigh, Race Car, Sit Ski and Ski Jump.