The Pocket Gallery is a small display space in Clifford Carl Hall, on the main floor of the Royal BC Museum.

The gallery showcases the little-seen behind-the-scenes work of the Royal BC Museum.

Featured displays are great opportunities for visitors to see how individual staff members explore innovative, provocative and sometimes revelatory ideas, drawing on collections, research, partnerships and programmes that you might otherwise know very little about.

Pocket Gallery displays change regularly, as Royal BC Museum professionals continually pitch fresh ideas and focus on new projects. Access to the Pocket Gallery is free to all visitors.

The 2011 Japanese tsunami brought widespread devastation and left chaos in its wake. In Japan, the human and environmental fallout continues to this day.

The repercussions were also felt thousands of kilometres away, on the west coast of North America.

Marine debris from the tsunami, rafting across the Pacific, has transported non-native species to BC waters. Dr. Henry Choong, Royal BC Museum curator of invertebrate zoology, is one of the scientists studying the marine species on the debris, which are explored in this Pocket Gallery display.