Beaty@Home Live, Backyard Biodiversity, New Visitor Guide and more!
Beaty@Home Live, Backyard Biodiversity, New Visitor Guide and more!
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We welcome you back to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

We are taking all protective measures determined by the public health authorities to combat the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. Our team is taking all steps to ensure the safest conditions for our visitors, staff, and volunteers.
We have the line up of online activities for August! Connect virtually with us live every Wednesday at 1:00 pm PST for livestream chats, Q&A sessions, family activities, and more. Find all of our upcoming virtual programming descriptions on our calendar.
When registering for the Beaty@Home sessions, you’ll see an option to pay as you can. All funds support the museum! We suggest $5 per participant, but with a sliding ticket scale from $0, no one will be turned away. 
August 5, 1:00 pm

Warm summer weather always draws us outdoors to explore the beaches or go for a swim. Almost everyone finds interesting shells to look at but do you know their names? Have you ever eaten clams or mussels; or, perhaps you are more familiar with eating crabs or shrimp? Join this virtual tour based in our Discovery Lab to learn about some of our amazing local BC shellfish, with some tips on how to identify them. Join us live on Zoom or Facebook Live.
Beaty@Home Live: Bryophytes, Fungi & Lichens

August 12, 1:00 pm

Dr. Karen Golinski  recently joined the Beaty Biodiversity Museum as Collections Curator – Bryophytes, Fungi & Lichens with the Herbarium.  Join us as we get to know more about Karen, her research and her experience.  We are also keen to hear what she is looking forward to in her new role what it is like starting a new job during the time of physical distancing. Join us live on Zoom or Facebook Live.
August 19, 1:00 pm

Join us to learn more about how biodiversity has inspired novel inventions that calls for sustainability and creativity. You will see how specimens right here at the museum are featured in this new generation of innovation. Join us live on Zoom or Facebook Live
Beaty@Home Live: Textiles

August 26, 1:00 pm

Humans are in constant interaction with textiles from the moment they’re born until after they’ve passed. Textiles are something that everyone is familiar with, but don’t really know that much about. Great advances have been made in the realm of synthetic fibres, dyes, and chemistries since the early 20th century, but human use of textiles made from natural materials predates written historical records. Join us live on Zoom or Facebook Live
Welcome to Backyard Biodiversity with Linda Jennings, Herbarium Collections Curator.
In this new video, you will learn more about the Deer Fern, Struthiopteris spicant (syn. Blechnum spicant). This native Pacific northwest fern is one of Linda’s favourites. Why you ask? Check the video and find out! Follow the Herbarium on Instagram! Watch all the Backyard Biodiversity videos here.
Katrina Vera Wong exhibits hybrid flowers made from various dried or pressed plants and calls them Frankenflora.
Now extended to November 1, 2020, experience this capsule exhibit in the museum or online and find out what hope there is for Next Spring.
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity through collections-based research, education, outreach, and exhibits. Visit our new online visitor guide, intended for use on your mobile device as you explore our space, to learn more about the Museum, online exhibits, tours and more!
Online Museum Collections Tour (ages 5 and up)
60 minutes | Online Tour| Cost $60 CAD including tax

Join us online to virtually explore the six collections that make up the museum: Tetrapods, Marine Invertebrates, Herbarium, Entomology, Fish, and Fossils. Discover stories about BC species, biodiversity research, and different specimens in the collection and how they relate to each other.

This introductory online tour will teach you about some of the different specimens in the collection, and showcase some of our Museum Interpreters’ favourite specimens and stories. After a virtual tour, you will have time to ask questions.
This private tour for your group can accommodate 30 participants from one location or multiple computers. Great for schools, camps, learning groups, family get-togethers and more! Join from anywhere around the world!

This booking is 60 minutes long. Request a booking using our online booking form
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Beaty Biodiversity Museum membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation. 

About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum is Vancouver's natural history museum, dedicated to building greater understanding, and a shared sense of community and wonder, around biodiversity.

If you would like to contribute to the museum, we appreciate any donations, purchasing a membership, planning to visit in person when safe to do so, and sharing information about the museum with friends and family.
A Beaty membership means joining and supporting a lively community of people inspired by biodiversity, engaged with the natural world, and dedicated to conservation.

The best way to enjoy everything the museum has to offer is through membership. Benefits include year-round admission to our world-class museum, with over 500 permanent exhibits, rotating art exhibits, tours, activities, crafts, and more. 
Members who had an active membership during our closure that expired on or after March 17, 2020, will receive an extension for the time the museum was closed.
Thank you for your support of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum!
Next Spring by Katrina Vera Wong
Biophilia by Christopher Marley
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