This morning we visited the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia because we didn't have tickets to any Olympic event until later in the day. The museum just finished a $55 million (Canadian) renovation which included a large, maze-like room with artifacts in showcases and in drawers. You could use a computer to look up information on any of the artifacts and to find them in the drawers. I really liked the section with weapons (see photo).
The museum also had a ten-meter long canoe which you could touch, along with drums you could play and many totem poles.
Surprisingly, there were very few people there. The guard said that was because of the Olympic opening ceremonies the night before. Many people stayed up late celebrating and so may be sleeping in. We didn't see the ceremonies so we came early to visit the museum.